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hi, I have an Acer 5610 laptop with FC6

I installed the drivers from ATrpms and the network manager found my wlan card,

but when trying to connect to activate the card/network config, I get this error

Determining IP information for eth1... failed; no link present.  Check cable?

 

Is it a problem with my wifi network or the card?

 

Please help, just two days with this laptop and I haven't tried to connect anything else to my wifi network, because I have nothing else to connect....

 

 

[moved from Laptops by spinynorman]

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I spent weeks trying to get mine to work with Mandy, I have a tosh lappy with the same card.

 

This is what I did. I googled for ipw3945 and found the sourceforge website. Downloaded the single file that compiles the module into the kernel. Then, I installed Mandy's packages:

 

ipw3945-ucode-1.13-2mdv2007.0
ipw3945d-1.7.22-1mdv2007.0

 

of course, I know your running FC6. So, find these two atrpm packages and install them. Then compile the latest stable module from the sourceforge website, version 1.2.0 I think.

 

That should do the trick I hope.

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I gave up FC6 on my laptop after trying out Mandriva ONE 2007,

it recognized my card right away and connecting to my wifi was a breeze, even with my WPA2 security.

 

So I'm running Mandriva again, at least on one of my computers. :)

That's sort of "back to the roots" to me.

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I did try FC6 on my laptop, in fact I tried a few distros, but finally went with Mandriva on it, purely for familiarity and the fact I couldn't get sound or wireless working on either of the distros anyway.

 

And thought I would wait for the later module to arrive, so I could finally get it working, which I did last week :P

 

Glad you got a solution though and it worked out of the box for you. Wasn't quite the same for me, as the standard Mandy kernels didn't work with my Core 2 Duo. Therefore, I couldn't use dkms to get the ipw3945 packages, and therefore had to compile my own kernel to get the Core 2 Duo supported and then compile the modules, but at least use some Mandy ipw packages.

 

So for you, much much easier than me ;)

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Does anyone know if the reverse engineered 3945 bsd drivers is ported to Linux? That would make my laptop fully open source/free software operated..!

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Sorry I didn't see this sooner, I use FC6/ipw3945 from freshrpms the dkms packages, works good for me.

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I might have to try that soon on my lappy then and see how FC6 goes. I had big problems before, and couldn't find any freshrpm packages or from the other repository that I've forgotten right now.

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Once you get freshrpms repo installed, just:

 

yum install *\ipw3945\*

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Does anyone know if the reverse engineered 3945 bsd drivers is ported to Linux? That would make my laptop fully open source/free software operated..!

 

havn't really got a hope unfortunately. There's so many great wireless drivers in *bsd that I wish would be ported, but none ever have been. I wish linux' wireless was implemented at least half as well as bsd.

 

but then again... there's a lot of things that are implemented far better in bsd.

 

James

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I am new to linux and I have no idea how to make my wireless connection work. I have an Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG.

 

Could someone please help me make my device work? Please send me a step-by-step procedure of how I can configure my device.

 

Thank you.

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What distribution are you using?

If it's Mandriva, have you configured urpmi?

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