Bug#482463: Please add ipw3945 to kernel 2.6.24 (iwl3945 very instable)
On my Thinkpad T60p with etch, I have to use a more recent
kernel, due to a GSM internet card that does not work well
For this 2.6.24 kernel from lenny, I tried for three days to
set up iwl3945, then gave up and compiled iwp3945.
erratic scanning and access point association
often iwlist wlan0 scan will not list the
access point (distance 1 m);
of four access points apparently in my neighbourhood,
it will randomly display or omit them.
Association with wpa_supplicant does not work well.
May be due to the same reasons, but sometimes does
not work even after scanning succeeded.
- Module apparently not working well after hibernate-to-ram
- LED on thinkpad not working.
I compiled the ipw3945 version 1.2.2 driver with James Colannino's
patch for 2.6.24: http://james.colannino.org/downloads.html
and it worked reasonably well.
Since I have seen many bug reports about iwl3945, Debian should
keep ipw3945 around for some more time.