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Hey all. What's the general consensus here at Linux Noob regarding the IPW3945 wireless adapter? What's the correct way to enable this and have it working reliably? I've had this working since Fedora Core 6 but it's not very dependable. It seems that as Fedora matures wireless gets worse. It will work for a while and then disconnect. When that happens there's no way that it will re-connect. I run into an endless loop of entering passkey(s) and waiting for it to connect only to be asked for a passkey again. If I reboot it will connect. Who uses the IPW3945, how do you get it to work and how reliable is it for you? I'd like to be able to fix this headache once and for all. Here's some relevant system info:

 

[glenn@localhost ~]$ /sbin/lspci | grep Wireless
03:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection (rev 02)

[glenn@localhost ~]$ /sbin/lsmod | grep iwl
iwl3945			   159541  0 
mac80211			  112461  1 iwl3945

 

It's been mentioned over at the Fedora Forum that my problem this time around may be related to the fact that I'm using WPA2 encryption and that support for this is missing in Fedora 8. If this is true, do I need to go into my router and change to WEP?. That's like locking the door and leaving the key in the lock.

 

And what about this keyring thing? That's annoying too. Keeps coming up asking for passkeys. When will it be saisfied and stop bothering me? Can I disable it?

 

There are more questions I'm sure. Can't think too clearly right now so I'll end this here. Thanks for reading.

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i think wpa2 needs ndiswrapper

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i think wpa2 needs ndiswrapper

I'm not familiar with ndiswrapper. I'll have to look around and see what the consensus is on it. If I install it I want to do it right. I'm tired of playing with wireless and just want it to work. No attitude here. Just frustration.

 

Well, that's settled. Tried to install ndiswrapper (yum install ndiswrapper) and the results are in:

 

file /lib/modules/2.6.23.1-49.fc8/kernel/sound/synth/snd-util-mem.ko from install of kernel-2.6.23.1-49.fc8 conflicts with file from package kernel-2.6.23.1-49.fc8

file /lib/modules/2.6.23.1-49.fc8/kernel/sound/usb/caiaq/snd-usb-caiaq.ko from install of kernel-2.6.23.1-49.fc8 conflicts with file from package kernel-2.6.23.1-49.fc8

file /lib/modules/2.6.23.1-49.fc8/kernel/sound/usb/snd-usb-audio.ko from install of kernel-2.6.23.1-49.fc8 conflicts with file from package kernel-2.6.23.1-49.fc8

file /lib/modules/2.6.23.1-49.fc8/kernel/sound/usb/snd-usb-lib.ko from install of kernel-2.6.23.1-49.fc8 conflicts with file from package kernel-2.6.23.1-49.fc8

file /lib/modules/2.6.23.1-49.fc8/kernel/sound/usb/usx2y/snd-usb-usx2y.ko from install of kernel-2.6.23.1-49.fc8 conflicts with file from package kernel-2.6.23.1-49.fc8

file /lib/modules/2.6.23.1-49.fc8/vdso/vdso-int80.so from install of kernel-2.6.23.1-49.fc8 conflicts with file from package kernel-2.6.23.1-49.fc8

file /lib/modules/2.6.23.1-49.fc8/vdso/vdso-sysenter.so from install of kernel-2.6.23.1-49.fc8 conflicts with file from package kernel-2.6.23.1-49.fc8

These are just the last few lines. There were many many more. Too many to list here.

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