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config issue : PRO/Wireless 3945ABG
After follwoing the steps provided here ieee80211.sourceforge.net my network card is NOT able to get connect with wifi Access point and get DHCP address.
[ 960.540000] ieee80211_crypt: registered algorithm 'WEP'
[ 960.608000] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth1: link is not ready
[ 968.012000] ipw3945: Detected geography ABG (11 802.11bg channels, 13 802.11a channels)
[ 975.676000] ipw3945: Detected geography ABG (11 802.11bg channels, 13 802.11a channels)
[ 983.336000] ipw3945: Detected geography ABG (11 802.11bg channels, 13 802.11a channels)
[ 991.000000] ipw3945: Detected geography ABG (11 802.11bg channels, 13 802.11a channels)
[ 998.668000] ipw3945: Detected geography ABG (11 802.11bg channels, 13 802.11a channels)
And this output continues till i unload the driver.
Linux debian 220.127.116.11 #1 SMP Tue Mar 23 12:32:05 IST 2010 i686 GNU/Linux
output from "iwlist scan":
eth1 Scan completed :
Cell 01 - Address: 00: 13: 10: D0: D6: A0
Frequency:2.417 GHz (Channel 2)
Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s
11 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
Quality=92/100 Signal level=-39 dBm Noise level=-39 dBm
Extra: Last beacon: 1368ms ago
output from iwconfig:
eth1 unassociated ESSID:"wifi"
Mode:Managed Frequency=2.417 GHz Access Point: 00: 13: 10: D0: D6: A0
Bit Rate:0 kb/s Tx-Power:16 dBm
Retry limit:15 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Encryption keyxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xx Security mode:open
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:224 Missed beacon:0
(actual key replaced with xxxx)
what might be the reason its not working? Please let us know if you need any further log to analyze the issue.
Version of source which i had used:
logS when unloading the module:
Unloaded: ipw3945 ieee80211 ieee80211_crypt_wep ieee80211_crypt
[ 2750.956000] ipw3945: Detected geography ABG (11 802.11bg channels, 13 802.11a channels)
[ 2757.596000] ACPI: PCI interrupt for device 0000:03:00.0 disabled
[ 2757.604000] ieee80211_crypt: unregistered algorithm 'WEP'
[ 2757.608000] ieee80211_crypt: unregistered algorithm 'NULL'
debian:~/wifi/ipw3945-1.2.2# lspci -v -s 03:00.0
03:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection (rev 02)
Subsystem: Intel Corporation Unknown device 1010
Flags: fast devsel, IRQ 21
Memory at edf00000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Capabilities: [c8] Power Management version 2
Capabilities: [d0] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit+ Queue=0/0 Enable-
Capabilities: [e0] Express Legacy Endpoint IRQ 0
Capabilities:  Advanced Error Reporting
Thanks in Advance,
I'm guessing by your kernel version you're on Debian Etch. Just to note, Etch reached end of life on Feb 15th, 2010, so you might consider upgrading.
You should not have needed to install ieee80211 from source like that. Debian provides drivers for this card. For Etch, the drive is the (now deprecated) ipw3945. For Lenny and beyond, it's the iwl3945.
What is needed, that Debian does not distribute out of the box, is firmware. For Etch, it's in the non-free section and the package is firmware-ipw3945
iwlwifi - Debian Wiki