Intel pro-wireless wlan not starting automatically
On Thu, May 15, 2008 at 03:45:39PM -0700, Ross Boylan wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-05-15 at 11:13 +0100, jamie griffin wrote:
> > Hi everyone
> > I'm using sidux nyx and have posted on the forum there but haven't had
> > much response so i'm wondering if someone here might be able to help.
> > I configured my wlan card this evening. Although, it needs to be
> > activated manually each time i start up
> > the machine.
> > I'm using a Dell xps 1330 laptop with an intel pro-wireless networkcard.
> > output from lspci:
> > Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network
> > Connection (rev 02)
> I'm not sure if this is the cause of your troubles, but you should be
> aware that there are problems getting this (and related) cards to work.
> See http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=461924.
> Supposedly the 2.6.25 kernels in Debian have a fix (the problem may not
> have been in the microcode). However, I'm still having connection
> problems with a 4965 even after switching kernels.
> Ross Boylan
I've managed to get it working.
I re-ran "ceni" and selected "wpa_supplicant" and "auto", rather than
the default options "wireless-tools" and "allow-hotplug". Of course, these
options can be added to /etc/network/interfaces anyway, but i didn't
have a need to do that - it just worked fine.
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