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I recently downgraded to Mandriva 2008.1 KDE3.5 Now, I can't set up my wireless network card. I have an Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG network adapter. I have the iwlwifi-3945-1.ucode file, but ...
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- 01-04-2009 #1
Wireless conncetivity (or lack thereof)
I recently downgraded to Mandriva 2008.1 KDE3.5
Now, I can't set up my wireless network card.
I have an Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG network adapter.
I have the iwlwifi-3945-1.ucode file, but I don't know where to put it.
I put it in /lib/firmware but when I try to set up the connection it says:
unable to find network interface for selected device (using iwl3945 driver).
I was told to downgrade from Mandriva 2009 KDE4 because of bugs, but now I can't even get online!
- 01-05-2009 #2
- 01-05-2009 #3
I actually found a better solution:
I plugged into the router using a LAN cable, and used the Software Installer to do it.
Oh, and by the way, my friend tells me that NDiSWrapper doesn't work with iwlwifi.
- 01-05-2009 #4
I forgot to tell that they have left out two or three packages from the DVD image, which are vital for wireless networking:
RPM Search wireless-tools-29-2mnb1.i586.rpm
You should download wireless-tools and its dependencies, I think libiw29 will be sufficient..
- 01-05-2009 #5
I checked, and that package is installed on my machine.
Now I have a new (old) problem.
I cannot connect to my home network.
I can connect to the network at school, and other people can connect to my home network, and I have previously connected to my home network. BUT NOW I CAN'T!!
You have no idea how mind-numbingly frustrating this is. It makes me wish I were a pagan, they have some pretty cool swear words.
Anyway, when I try to connect it tells me that it could not, and I should verify the settings in Mandriva Control Center.
The settings are fine.
When I launched the connection wizard from a konsole I got a [FAILED] response to testing the connection.
Before that I got about ten
SIOCETHTOOL: Operation not permitted
I think I am going to go crazy here, this is really frustrating.
I replaced the home router, I downgraded from Mandriva 2009 KDE4 to 2008.1 KDE3.5 and nothing works!!
- 01-05-2009 #6
OK. I fixed a setting in the router, and now it works.
None of the KDE applications will recognize the Internet connection.
Firefox does, KTorrent and Konqueror do not.
- 01-05-2009 #7
You're almost there!
If Firefox recognizes your network, have you give it some special settings you didn't to others?
Are you able to use the online urpmi mirrors?
Basically I'm using a wireless network via Rtl card, and Ndiswrapper. If I intend to download some torrent, I do the search with Firefox, and the I open the torrent file for download with KTorrent. Are you able to do that? Does it work?
- 01-05-2009 #8
I gave Firefox no special settings (that I know of).
I am not sure about the online urpmi mirrors.
When I wanted to install the JRE it told me to insert the Mandriva 2008.1 installer dvd. No problem there, I just mounted the ISO.
But, it did take forever to download... So I think I do have access to the online urpmi mirrors.
I downloaded the .torrent file using Firefox, and opened it in KTorrent. It just sits there being "stalled".
When I try a web page in Konqueror I get
An error occurred while loading http://www.google.com/: Could not connect to host http://www.google.com/.
- 01-05-2009 #9
Let's try something:
open Konsole and type (copy-paste)
Don't worry, this is a small Word document you can delete after. Does it download it?
- 01-05-2009 #10
An error occurred while loading http://www.ask.com/web?q=wget+http%3A//www.hitfeny.extra.hu/Utravalo2008.doc&search=search&o=1681&l=dis: Could not connect to host http://www.ask.com/web?q=wget+http%3A//www.hitfeny.extra.hu/Utravalo2008.doc&search=search&o=1681&l=dis.