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Old 08-08-2008, 11:38 AM
Ulrich Hiller
 
Default problems activating wireless

Dear list users,
I have a Toshiba satellite Notebook with Debian version 40r4. I have
problems with the wireless card. It is a

Intel PRO/Wireless 3945 ABG
I have installed
ipw3945-modules-2.6.18-6-686
ipw3945-source 1.1.2.-7
hostaputils
(all from the repositories)

iwconfig gives
lo no wireless extensions.
eth1 no wireless extensions.
eth0 no wireless extensions.
(correct, because eth0 and eth1 are LAN which works)

'ifconfig -a' gives
eth0 Link encap:UNSPEC HWaddr
00-08-0D-A0-D1-42-18-16-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00

BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)

eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:A01:42:18:16
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:152 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:18869 (18.4 KiB) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:8 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:8 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:560 (560.0 b) TX bytes:560 (560.0 b)


lsmod | grep 3945 gives
ipw3945 179972 0
ieee80211 29480 1 ipw3945
firmware_class 9600 2 pcmcia,ipw3945

Obviously the card is not seen. Any idea what else I could do?
(By the way: It did nod work either in 40r3, but it works on opensuse
11.0, fedora 9, mandriva 2008.1 and ubuntu 8.04.)

Kind regards and thank you in advance for your help, Ulrich Hiller

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Old 08-08-2008, 11:53 AM
Andreas Janssen
 
Default problems activating wireless

Ulrich Hiller (<hiller@mpia-hd.mpg.de>) wrote:

> I have a Toshiba satellite Notebook with Debian version 40r4. I have
> problems with the wireless card. It is a
> Intel PRO/Wireless 3945 ABG
> I have installed
> ipw3945-modules-2.6.18-6-686
> ipw3945-source 1.1.2.-7
> hostaputils
> (all from the repositories)
>
> iwconfig gives
> [no wireless devices shown]
>
> Obviously the card is not seen. Any idea what else I could do?
> (By the way: It did nod work either in 40r3, but it works on opensuse
> 11.0, fedora 9, mandriva 2008.1 and ubuntu 8.04.)

Install the following package:

<http://packages.debian.org/etch/firmware-ipw3945>

and reload the driver module ipw3945:

modprobe -r ipw3945
modprobe ipw3945

Also check your dmesg output.

regards
Andreas Janssen

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Old 08-08-2008, 12:35 PM
Ulrich Hiller
 
Default problems activating wireless

Thank you for the quick answer.
I did it, but no change, even after a reboot. Or should I first
uninstall some other packages.

Regards, ulrich

Andreas Janssen wrote:


Install the following package:

<http://packages.debian.org/etch/firmware-ipw3945>

and reload the driver module ipw3945:

modprobe -r ipw3945
modprobe ipw3945

Also check your dmesg output.

regards
Andreas Janssen






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Old 08-08-2008, 12:49 PM
Andreas Janssen
 
Default problems activating wireless

Ulrich Hiller (<hiller@mpia-hd.mpg.de>) wrote:
> Andreas Janssen wrote:
>>
>> Install the following package:
>>
>> <http://packages.debian.org/etch/firmware-ipw3945>
>>
>> and reload the driver module ipw3945:
>>
>> modprobe -r ipw3945
>> modprobe ipw3945
>>
>> Also check your dmesg output.
>>
> Thank you for the quick answer.
> I did it, but no change, even after a reboot. Or should I first
> uninstall some other packages.
> Regards, ulrich

Please post your kernel version (uname -r) and the output of lsmod and
of "dmesg | grep eth".

regards
Andreas Janssen

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Old 08-08-2008, 12:58 PM
Ulrich Hiller
 
Default problems activating wireless

Andreas Janssen wrote:

Please post your kernel version (uname -r) and the output of lsmod and
of "dmesg | grep eth".

regards
Andreas Janssen



here it is:

uname -r
-------------
2.6.18-6-686

lsmod
---------

Module Size Used by
ipv6 226272 10
rfcomm 34712 0
l2cap 21760 5 rfcomm
bluetooth 46020 4 rfcomm,l2cap
ppdev 8676 0
parport_pc 32132 0
lp 11012 0
parport 33256 3 ppdev,parport_pc,lp
button 6672 0
ac 5188 0
battery 9636 0
dm_snapshot 15552 0
dm_mirror 19152 0
dm_mod 50232 2 dm_snapshot,dm_mirror
sbp2 20840 0
loop 15048 0
joydev 9088 0
pcmcia 34140 0
snd_hda_intel 17332 1
snd_hda_codec 137856 1 snd_hda_intel
snd_pcm_oss 38368 0
snd_mixer_oss 15200 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm 68676 3 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_pcm_oss
snd_timer 20996 1 snd_pcm
snd 47012 8
snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_ oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer

ipw3945 179972 0
i2c_i801 7468 0
psmouse 35016 0
ieee80211 29480 1 ipw3945
ieee80211_crypt 5952 1 ieee80211
yenta_socket 24460 1
rsrc_nonstatic 11840 1 yenta_socket
pcmcia_core 36852 3 pcmcia,yenta_socket,rsrc_nonstatic
rtc 12372 0
i2c_core 19680 1 i2c_i801
intel_agp 22204 0
agpgart 29896 1 intel_agp
pcspkr 3072 0
tsdev 7520 0
serio_raw 6660 0
soundcore 9248 1 snd
snd_page_alloc 10184 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
sdhci 16844 0
mmc_core 23168 1 sdhci
firmware_class 9600 2 pcmcia,ipw3945
eth1394 18212 0
evdev 9088 1
sg 31292 0
sr_mod 15876 0
cdrom 32544 1 sr_mod
ext3 119240 2
jbd 52456 1 ext3
mbcache 8356 1 ext3
sd_mod 19040 4
generic 4868 0 [permanent]
ide_core 110504 1 generic
usbhid 37248 0
ehci_hcd 28136 0
ohci1394 30800 0
ata_piix 13896 3
ieee1394 86904 3 sbp2,eth1394,ohci1394
libata 89396 1 ata_piix
scsi_mod 124168 5 sbp2,sg,sr_mod,sd_mod,libata
e100 32232 0
mii 5344 1 e100
uhci_hcd 21164 0
usbcore 112644 4 usbhid,ehci_hcd,uhci_hcd
thermal 13608 0
processor 28840 1 thermal
fan 4804 0


dmesg | grep eth
-----------------------

e100: eth0: e100_probe: addr 0xdc105000, irq 58, MAC addr 00:A01:42:18:16
eth1394: eth0: IEEE-1394 IPv4 over 1394 Ethernet (fw-host0)
e100: eth1: e100_watchdog: link up, 100Mbps, full-duplex
eth1: no IPv6 routers present

Regards, ulrich


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Old 08-08-2008, 01:48 PM
Lubos Vrbka
 
Default problems activating wireless

hi,

probably a silly question, but is the device actually activated? i see
the same lsmod output even with the same wifi card deactivated by the so
called kill-switch (it's turned off by a hardware switch).


when the card is deactivated i am getting (dmesg | grep ipw)

ipw3945: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945 Network Connection driver for Linux,
1.1.2dmpr

ipw3945: Copyright(c) 2003-2006 Intel Corporation
ipw3945: Detected Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
ipw3945: Radio Frequency Kill Switch is On:

and also this message

Kill switch must be turned off for wireless networking to work.

is the regulatory daemon running (ipw3945d)? it should be written in
/var/log/boot


Loading kernel module ipw3945.
Starting ipw3945 regulatory daemon: ipw3945d.

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Old 08-08-2008, 02:05 PM
Ulrich Hiller
 
Default problems activating wireless

the hardware switch is on. Otherwise it would not work with e.g. ubuntu

my 'dsmeg | grep ipw' gives
ipw3945: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945 Network Connection driver for Linux,
1.1.2dmpr

ipw3945: Copyright(c) 2003-2006 Intel Corporation
ipw3945: Detected Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection

it does not differ from yours.

'ps uagx' | grep ipw gives
root 1892 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 16:23 0:00 [ipw3945/0]
root 1893 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 16:23 0:00 [ipw3945/1]
root 1894 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 16:23 0:00 [ipw3945/0]
root 1895 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 16:23 0:00 [ipw3945/1]

Does this mean the daemon is running? I don't find an ipw3945d in
/etc/init.d or somewhere else. Could this be the reason? If yes: in
which packega do I find ipw3945d to start?


regards, ulrich

Lubos Vrbka wrote:

hi,

probably a silly question, but is the device actually activated? i see
the same lsmod output even with the same wifi card deactivated by the
so called kill-switch (it's turned off by a hardware switch).


when the card is deactivated i am getting (dmesg | grep ipw)

ipw3945: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945 Network Connection driver for
Linux, 1.1.2dmpr

ipw3945: Copyright(c) 2003-2006 Intel Corporation
ipw3945: Detected Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
ipw3945: Radio Frequency Kill Switch is On:

and also this message

Kill switch must be turned off for wireless networking to work.

is the regulatory daemon running (ipw3945d)? it should be written in
/var/log/boot


Loading kernel module ipw3945.
Starting ipw3945 regulatory daemon: ipw3945d.

best,




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Old 08-08-2008, 02:17 PM
Lubos Vrbka
 
Default problems activating wireless

hi,


my 'dsmeg | grep ipw' gives
ipw3945: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945 Network Connection driver for Linux,
1.1.2dmpr

ipw3945: Copyright(c) 2003-2006 Intel Corporation
ipw3945: Detected Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
it does not differ from yours.

yes, it looks pretty similar.

Does this mean the daemon is running? I don't find an ipw3945d in
/etc/init.d or somewhere else. Could this be the reason? If yes: in
which packega do I find ipw3945d to start?

you should try to install ipw3945d then - it might be causing the trouble.

$apt-file search ipw3945d
ipw3945d: etc/init.d/ipw3945d
ipw3945d: etc/logrotate.d/ipw3945d
ipw3945d: etc/modprobe.d/ipw3945d
ipw3945d: sbin/ipw3945d
ipw3945d: usr/share/doc/ipw3945d/README.Debian
ipw3945d: usr/share/doc/ipw3945d/README.ipw3945d.gz
ipw3945d: usr/share/doc/ipw3945d/changelog.Debian.gz
ipw3945d: usr/share/doc/ipw3945d/copyright
ipw3945d: usr/share/man/man8/ipw3945d.8.gz

i've installed this machine long long time ago, when the ipw3945 stuff
wasn't part of the package collection - at that time, it involved some
fiddling (check http://lubos.vrbka.net/miscellaneous/amilo-pro-v3205 if
you are interested) - but i don't think anything should be needed anymore.


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Old 08-08-2008, 03:37 PM
Ulrich Hiller
 
Default problems activating wireless

Success!!!
I downloaded ipw3945d_1.7.22-4_i386.deb from packages.debian.org and
installed it. After configurung /etc/network/interfaces my wireless
works perfectly.

Many thanks to Andreas and Lubos for the help.
Regards, Ulrich


Lubos Vrbka wrote:

hi,


my 'dsmeg | grep ipw' gives
ipw3945: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945 Network Connection driver for
Linux, 1.1.2dmpr

ipw3945: Copyright(c) 2003-2006 Intel Corporation
ipw3945: Detected Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
it does not differ from yours.

yes, it looks pretty similar.

Does this mean the daemon is running? I don't find an ipw3945d in
/etc/init.d or somewhere else. Could this be the reason? If yes: in
which packega do I find ipw3945d to start?
you should try to install ipw3945d then - it might be causing the
trouble.


$apt-file search ipw3945d
ipw3945d: etc/init.d/ipw3945d
ipw3945d: etc/logrotate.d/ipw3945d
ipw3945d: etc/modprobe.d/ipw3945d
ipw3945d: sbin/ipw3945d
ipw3945d: usr/share/doc/ipw3945d/README.Debian
ipw3945d: usr/share/doc/ipw3945d/README.ipw3945d.gz
ipw3945d: usr/share/doc/ipw3945d/changelog.Debian.gz
ipw3945d: usr/share/doc/ipw3945d/copyright
ipw3945d: usr/share/man/man8/ipw3945d.8.gz

i've installed this machine long long time ago, when the ipw3945 stuff
wasn't part of the package collection - at that time, it involved some
fiddling (check http://lubos.vrbka.net/miscellaneous/amilo-pro-v3205
if you are interested) - but i don't think anything should be needed
anymore.


best,




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