Ubuntu 8.04.1 - Intel Pro/Wireless 3945AGB Solution (w/o Duct Tape)?
pastor_jw at the-inner-circle.org
Tue Jul 22 15:57:41 UTC 2008
On Sunday 20 July 2008 09:21:11 am Odean H. Goforth wrote:
> I am wanting to migrate from Windows to Linux. However my wireless card
> will not work with the current release of Ubuntu. I am using a Dell
> Notebook E1505 with an Intel Pro/Wireless 3945AGB card. This card worked
> fine with Ubuntu 7.10.
I thought this was actually addressed in 7.10, ...from my notes changes I made
before I upgraded to 8.04:
Create a file called /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-ipw3945 and add:
Add to /etc/modules:
Reboot. After the system restarts, verify that the module iwl3945 (and not
ipw3945) is loaded:
$ lsmod | egrep 'Module|iwl|ipw'
You should see an output that looks like:
Module Size Used by
iwl3945 88168 0
iwlwifi_mac80211 175112 1 iwl3945
cfg80211 7304 1 iwlwifi_mac80211
As seen, only the iwl3945 module is loaded.
> Will this card be supported in the Linux community or not? I have been
> able to fine reference to many people having the same problem I am however
> I am finding no solutions to the problem only "Duct Tape" fixes that don't
This is the card in my Dell laptop and it works fine with Ubuntu. There is
one little help I found to make connections more sure and to the WiFi point I
wish to use called WiFi Radar. I have three neighbor's points around my
house plus my own which the laptop will automatically connect to, so
sometimes I want to change over to mine as I want to access parts of the home
network, plus mine is a "g" rather than "b" connection. :) :) At the
office there are 6 plus my own. WiFi Radar make selection or changing easy!
> If anyone has a solution please forward this to me.
Hope that helped, BTW- my wireless shows up as eth1 and the wired (hardly ever
used on this laptop) as eth0.
73 de N7PSV aka Pastor JW <n>< PDGA# 35276
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