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14th November 2007, 07:22 AM
My laptop has a intel 4965AGN wireless card. I installed the iwl4965-firmware from the install menu and then did a /sbin/modprobe iwl4965. The wireless light on the laptop didn't turn blue. The also tried ndiswrapper and although the light will turn blue, it isn't working. I'm not sure I did the ndiswrapper correctly. I downloaded the XP drivers from the Intel site and there were many files. There were 3 files ending with .INF and I tried each one. Two said the driver was invalid and one seemed to work. When I did a modprobe ndiswrapper the light changes blue. However I can not get the activate to succeed.
Can some help me to get it working?
14th November 2007, 07:32 PM
I have the same card. It is supposed to work out of box in Fedora 8.
Try lsmod and se if iwl4695 is running together with
mac80211. If they are running your card should work.
For further instructions how to install it manually and other info see ttp://www.intellinuxwireless.org/
14th November 2007, 08:11 PM
Thanks for your reply
Here are the results of the lsmod.
[dan@hp9543 ~]$ /sbin/lsmod | grep iwl
iwl4965 182581 0
mac80211 112461 1 iwl4965
The wireless light is yellow instead of blue. Is there something else I need to do?
15th November 2007, 12:31 AM
I'm getting an error when I attempt to activate.
Error for wireless request "Set Mode" (8B06) :
SET failed on device wlan0 ; Invalid argument.
Note that the light is not blue, so this may not mean anything.
15th November 2007, 09:53 AM
You said it should work out of the box, so I tried a clean install instead of an update. It does look a lot better. At least it now recognizes my wireless network card as Intel. But still no blue light.
I have never used wireless on Linux before. It seems I go to the network screen and click activate. It then tries to determine the IP address, which fails. Will I get a chance to choose what network it will connect to? Can you tell me what is suppose to happen, after I get a blue light?
15th November 2007, 10:22 PM
The output of lsmod looks fine. I get exactly the same. Try this:
1. iwconfig wlan0 mode managed
2. iwconfig wlan0 essid "your netwok name here"
3. dhclient wlan0
3. service network restart
It will change your network configuration and use dhcp to receive your IP address, netmask, DNS servers and default gateway.
Tell it changes anything. The error should not occur now.
17th November 2007, 10:23 AM
I found that Linux driver doesn't do anything with the light, so getting the blue light didn't matter. Others reading this may find this post helpful.
It seems the problem I was having was because the network manager wasn't running. After starting the network manager in services, I now see networks. I'm going to the library tomorrow were I will attempt to login.
26th November 2007, 03:36 AM
My trip to the library was successful. Everything is working great. Here what you need to do to get this working.
1. A fresh install of Fedora 8, an update will not get it working.
2. In services screen, check the network manager.
3. The lights for the network do not work with the Linux driver, but it still works okay.
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