[TriLUG] latest ubuntu updates killed my wireless
mpusateri at wickedtrails.com
Sun Dec 23 23:24:30 EST 2007
whitdoug at email.unc.edu wrote:
> on another machine at the moment, which means no cut and paste, but in
> ifconfig I get eth0, but no eth1. iwconfig says no wireless
> extensions for lo and eth0.
> I do, however, have Network Controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless
> 3945ABG showing up in lpsci. I seem to have missed that in my earlier
> post. Sorry about posting out of thread, btw, but I was in a rush.
> I'm not exactly sure what the /etc/network/interfaces should look
> like. I had an eth0 in it and then added an eth1 to see what would
> happen....nothing did. I then took out both of them to see what would
> happen...and nothing did. So, not sure where to go from there
> Thanks for the help!
So the 3 ways to get an Intel IPW3945 working, are:
1. The IPW3945 drivers at sourceforge. This requires ipw3945d binary
2. The Intel Restricted drivers available in Ubuntu in the restricted
Both of these should should IPW3945 as a module when you do a sudo
lsmod. lsmod will show you what modules are loaded as opposed to
lspci, which will show you hardware the system detected.
3. Use the foss iwl drivers, which I believe show iwl in the lsmod output.
Do you know what driver you were using? Again I think this is a
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