newbie question: Intel Pro/Wireless 3945ABG on Fedora Core 6
I'm trying to get my Intel Pro/Wireless 3945ABG wireless card to work on Fedora Core 6. I'm completely new to Linux; basically trying to get my wireless working is the first thing I've done in Linux besides installing it, so forgive my ignorance.
I've googled this topic and found a few different ways of setting it up. First I tried the way at http://ipw3945.sourceforge.net/ using the install options at http://ipw3945.sourceforge.net/INSTALL . For one thing all this .tgz and .rpm stuff is completely new to me and i cant say i really understand what i'm doing other than typing in what the howtos tell me to. So I downloaded ieee80211-1.2.16.tgz . The tutorial uses ieee80211-1.1.14.tgz , but i assumed it was a little outdated and that i should download the latest (stable -- i think) version, and i continued to follow this logic on all steps.. is this correct? So anyway, the first major problem i came to in this tutorial was where it says:
I get a message saying "iwconfig: command not found". I wasnt really sure if i had done everything up to that point correctly though, so i went looking for other howtos. The last thing I tried and felt the most comfortable with comment 3 here http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/wir...6-problem.html
Finally we can check to see if things worked:
# iwconfig eth1
I did this, except fwith some different versions. The ones I installed were:
download and install these rpms
In that order. I didn't install the 2nd one in the list initially because of the 64 on the end and i'm on a 32 bit processor, and i thought that looked like it was for a 64 bit processor.. do i skipped that one. After installing i continued the steps, but they didn't work, so i went back and downloaded
But when i try to install it says it already is ? im pretty sure i didnt install it but maybe i did in some capacity earlier when i was trying other tutorials... anyway, the rpm tells me its installed. The errors I get in the steps after installation of the RPMs are below. Heres the section of his comment for reference:
Here's what I get:
Now, once you have installed all rpms successfully, ur done...do this in terminal/konsole:
#modprobe ipw3945 <- this loads the module.
to chk if its done do ...
#dmesg | grep ipw <- this should list the driver detected.
#lsmod <- this should list the driver detected. look for ipw3945
OK now finally...
#ps -C ipw3945 <- this should list the ipw3945d deamon running ...
this means its running successfully and got loaded.
#/sbin/ipw3945d to start it ...
Anyone hve any ideas? iwconfig still doesnt work for me. Why is that? I'd really appreciate any help. Thanks.
[Hamato@192 ~]$ depmod -a
bash: depmod: command not found
[Hamato@192 ~]$ modprobe ipw3945
bash: modprobe: command not found
[Hamato@192 ~]$ dmesg | grep ipw
[Hamato@192 ~]$ lsmod
bash: lsmod: command not found
[Hamato@192 ~]$ ps -C ipw3945
PID TTY TIME CMD
[Hamato@192 ~]$ /sbin/ipw3945d
ipw3945d - regulatory daemon
Copyright (C) 2005-2006 Intel Corporation. All rights reserved.
2007-02-17 16:54:52: ERROR: Could not find Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection