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#1 2013-02-28 04:35:22

Kopkins
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[SOLVED] Wireless on Lenovo 3000-N100

I've been trying to get this working for some time now. I have a fresh install of Arch on it. I can connect with dhcp to ethernet, but I cannot get any wireless connectivity even though it can pick up networks.

I have networkmanager installed and enabled and cannot connect via command line. I tried searching but I can't find anything for my computer. It has a iwl3945 wireless device and even with the correct driver loaded it doesn't connect.

Please help me.

Kopkins

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#2 2013-02-28 06:02:31

bernarcher
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Re: [SOLVED] Wireless on Lenovo 3000-N100

Moving to Newbie Corner


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#3 2013-02-28 18:20:21

s1ln7m4s7r
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Re: [SOLVED] Wireless on Lenovo 3000-N100

try wifi-menu from netcfg tools - you need to install wireless_tools, wpa_supplicant and dialog packages.

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#4 2013-02-28 23:56:32

Kopkins
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Re: [SOLVED] Wireless on Lenovo 3000-N100

Wifi-menu won't connect. It initializes wpa_supplicant successfully but the it fails with no explanation or sometimes with WPA Authentication/association failure.

After it didn't work by just entering the wep key I created a profile for netcfg but that didn't work either. Then tried increasing the timeout. That didn't work.

Wicd doesn't work either.

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#5 2013-03-01 00:09:39

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Re: [SOLVED] Wireless on Lenovo 3000-N100

Try connecting manually as explained in the wiki. Make sure all non-manual management tools are disabled first. If it doesn't work, post the commands you used and the output you got so people can see exactly what's happening. "A doesn't work and B doesn't work either" is not much to go on really.


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#6 2013-03-01 02:00:02

Kopkins
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Re: [SOLVED] Wireless on Lenovo 3000-N100

$ lspci | grep -i net
03:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG [Golan] Network Connection (rev 02)

According the the wiki I need the driver `iwl3945'

$ lsmod |grep iwl3945
iwl3945                48057  0 
iwlegacy               41377  1 iwl3945
mac80211              372648  2 iwl3945,iwlegacy
cfg80211              155583  3 iwl3945,iwlegacy,mac80211

$ sudo modprobe iwl3945

$ sudo netcfg 6SBG1
:: 6SBG1 up                                                            [ BUSY ] 
Successfully initialized wpa_supplicant
 > WPA Authentication/Association Failed                               [FAILED]

Trying wicd

$ sudo systemctl stop netcfg
$ sudo systemctl stop dhcpcd
$ sudo systemctl stop NetworkManager

After those commands I realized that I hadn't disabled dhcpcd before trying wicd before. Strangely, wicd works when no other network managers work. I did go back and try it with all others disabled for netcfg and networkmanger.

Thank you cfr.

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