Intel Wireless 3945, doesn't connect ?
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    Angry Intel Wireless 3945, doesn't connect ?

    Hi,

    I've just done a fresh install of F8, I have had my wireless working fine in F7 (HP Compaq NC6320), but I just can't get it connect now!

    I've tried the fedora firmware and the "options iwl3945 disable_hw_scan=1" fix, I've also tried installing the dkms module (repos set via, fedorafaq.org), iwconfig show's wlan0 present and Network manager shows wireless networks in my area, but when I try to connect to my hidden wpa2 ssid I get get the password box pop-up repeatedly.

    Can Anyone offer any advise?

    Cheers.

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    Just a thought. Try un-hiding the SSID and see if you can connect. Also, I noticed you mentioned WPA. Search the forum here on a term like wpa. I seem to remember a few threads, one in particular about NetworkManager not liking WPA-PSK. I use it with pretty good success, but the connection does drop out much too often. Same adapter, IPW3945.
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    thanks glennzo,

    un-hiding the SSID did fix it, which is a shame as at work I won't be able to try that. Do you have better luck with the fedora driver or the intel firmware?

    ta,
    Nick

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    No kidding? Great! That was more of an off-the-wall guess than anything else.

    I guess my luck is with what's built into the kernel. I install nothing to get my wireless working. It's flaky today. Keeps disconnecting and refuses to reconnect. Just plugged in my lan cable minutes ago.
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    Most of my problems are when actually trying to associate, once connected it's usually fine apart from when I'm running vmware or cisco's vpn client, but I think that's because those app's feck about with network stack.... I'll stick with the intel firmwere for now then

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    Hi !
    I've the same problem and the same card. It was working fine 3 days ago but now I have to be lucky to connect. really can't guess why. Sorry for the noobness but what does un-hiding ssid mean ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by linickx
    thanks glennzo,

    un-hiding the SSID did fix it, which is a shame as at work I won't be able to try that. Do you have better luck with the fedora driver or the intel firmware?

    ta,
    Nick
    I always use whatever Fedora provides. It works pretty well. I do lose my connection often, which is annoying and it can be real tough to get it to re-connect. I sometimes just bow down and plug in the lan cable. That's OK when I'm sitting here at the desk but if I'm somewhere where there's only wireless I guess I'd have a problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by assalane
    Hi !
    I've the same problem and the same card. It was working fine 3 days ago but now I have to be lucky to connect. really can't guess why. Sorry for the noobness but what does un-hiding ssid mean ?
    In the settings for the router/wireless there's an option to broadcast wireless SSID. If you choose not to broadcast the SSID then it's considered hidden. It won't show up in a list of available wireless networks. See the attached screen shot of mine, Not hidden.
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    Thanks !
    So it's just a router setting... ok, I'll comply with that.

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