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    unable to get intel 3945 to work on my dell laptop


    Hi,

    has anybody experience on how to make intel 3945 to work on RHEL5 ? Apparently that hardware is not officially supported by Red Hat so they do not provide drivers.

    what happens on my PC is after login I do not have the wireless card led is off and when I try to start the wireless connection I get

    SIOCSIFFLAGS: No such file or directory

    I'm not a real linux expert but I do use it since long time.

    Thanks for any suggestion you can give me.

    Pietro

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    The driver is included. You need the firmware.

    Code:
    su -
    yum install iwl3945-firmware
    modprobe -r iwl3945
    modprobe iwl3945
    This is for RHEL 5.3 or newer.

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    Thanks reed9.

    I actually solved my problem downloading rpms for ipw3945 from redhat supplementary channel and installing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pietrov View Post
    Thanks reed9.

    I actually solved my problem downloading rpms for ipw3945 from redhat supplementary channel and installing it.
    The "ipw3945" are the drivers that replaced the older "iwl3945" drivers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alf55 View Post
    The "ipw3945" are the drivers that replaced the older "iwl3945" drivers.
    Vice versa. iwlwifi is the newer project. ipw has been deprecated.
    Intel® Wireless WiFi Link drivers for Linux*

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