View Full Version : IPW 3945 in Fedora 7

1st June 2007, 03:37 AM
Has anyone gotten the Intel Pro Wireless 3945 ABG in F7? I had heard it was supposed to work out of the box with iwl3945 but I'm having some trouble. The Xen kernel does not even contain this module, so I'm in the stock 3194 kernel right now. It does not automatically load the driver so I modprobe iwl3945 and nothing happens. dmesg shows this

iwl3945: Copyright(c) 2003-2007 Intel Corporation
iwl3945: Detected Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
iwl3945: iwlwifi-3945.ucode firmware file req failed: Reason -2
iwl3945: Could not read microcode: -2
iwl3945: probe of 0000:0c:00.0 failed with error -2

NetworkManager doesn't show any wireless connections and system-config-network does not show anything when I try to create a new wireless connection. I'm probably just going to stick with atrpms kmod-ipw3945 for now.

1st June 2007, 08:10 AM
I'm joining you at the moment.

My issue is it connects then ANY data transfer it drops and I can't reconnect. Also if I turn it off then try to turn it on it dies.

I've got a Dell Insp 3505 or 3501 at uni searching at the moment.

It's the first time fedora has even noticed my wifi card so I'm happy that its come this far but its not there yet.

1st June 2007, 09:01 AM
Check out this post. http://forum.fedoraforum.org/forum/showthread.php?t=152947&highlight=ipw3945 Keeler1's info is what got me up and running with my IPW3945. Before you install the files he references make sure that you have dkms and gcc installed. At least that was the case here. Wireless now works perfectly.

1st June 2007, 12:46 PM
My ipw3945 wouldn't work either. did a "yum install dkms.noarch" and now my ipw3945 works perfectly. Thanks!

1st June 2007, 01:08 PM
Yep, Keeler's info helped me a lot as well.

Now i enjoy my T60 in full F7 galore :)

1st June 2007, 01:23 PM
you can install the atrpms repo and do a yum install ipw3945d Then turn it on using the old freshrpms script.

The other option is is turn on the daemon on bootup.

1st June 2007, 05:05 PM
I used atrpms to install all the ipw3945* rpms and it works fine. It would have been nice to have the iwl3945 working though so I don't have to update the kmod-ipw3945 with every kernel update but oh well, maybe it will be fixed in the next kernel release.

1st June 2007, 05:10 PM
I believe it requires upstream to fix the issue. At least on some of the bug reports thats what was said so I'm not sure when it will be fixed.

1st June 2007, 05:20 PM
I believe it requires upstream to fix the issue. At least on some of the bug reports thats what was said so I'm not sure when it will be fixed.
Do you have any links to specific bug reports? I had a hard time finding any related to this.

1st June 2007, 05:26 PM
Here is the list that I generated.