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I’m using the iwlwifi driver (module iwl3945), just have to compile it with 2.6.22, the devicescape wireless stack is now in the vanilla kernel.
Using ipw3945 driver.Depending on your distro, you may need to adjust your network scripts since the driver needs some time to initialize.
I have not try the new iwlwifi driver.
it uses the driver ipw3945 available in non-free repository
Works with >=ipw3945-1.2.0. I had a lot of problems with “Radio Frequency Kill Switch is On” message but “emerge =app-laptop/acerhk-0.5.35 && modprobe acerhk && echo 1 > /proc/driver/acerhk/wirelessled “ solved it for me ;)
With ipw3945. It was very hard but with new drivers its OK but sometimes with issues when i want to restart wifi.
plf proprietary driverproblems to autostart
Yes, i think. But the driver bug sometimes.
Ipw3945 is not yet in the kernel, we must compile it.
Some trouble with gnome nm-appletAnd the hibernate state…
Works only with the fglrx proprietary driver
A proprietary firmware is used by Ubuntu.
Transtec provided relevant patch for SLED10. FAILED SP1 upgrade. No iwp3945 module in SLED10SP1.
Need to install the ipw3945d and firmware-ipw3945 packages in non-free.
driver not included in standard kernel and easily available
with proprietary drivers, by ubuntu.
m-a a-i ipw3945
Works perfectly, but in Debian you have to set it manually.
The driver seams to be delivered by the linux-restricted-modules-2.6.20-16-generic package. With Network-Manager, the WiFi works well, nevertheless, the quality of the WiFi isn’t so good as expected: the quality of reception is around of 95% at the proximity of the WiFi router and less than 85% in another room (but more than 70%).
Gutsy uses the restricted driver by default.
Use ipw3945 module (http://ipw3945.sourceforge.net/) or iwlwifi (http://intellinuxwireless.org/?p=iwlwifi)
it’s necessary to install ipw3495 by adding non-free repository
not at boot time
Use iwlwifi, not ipw3945
it is needed ipw3495 provided by non-free repository
Just install the firmware packages from debian non-free repo and use iwlwifi now in kernel => 2.6.23
Only need firmware-iwlwifi
You need the iwlwifi driver, because ipw3945 is buggy.
Only the led not working.
Thanks restricted-driver manager!
The iwlwifi-3945 driver has performance problems. I can’t get it working over 20KB/s when dealing with 802.11b.
works out of the box in One edition, needs non-free repository enabled in Free edition
works out of the box with One edition, /non-free repository enabled is requested for Free edition.
“ipw3945” module provided by Ubuntu works not nice. It cut connection after some times.But “iwl3945” module (which is in EXPERIMENTAL mode) from mainline kernel works fine without connection loose.
ok with firmware-iwlwifi (Binary firmware for Intel Wireless 3945, 496) non-free
worked out of the box