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#1 2008-05-26 10:03:54

offshoreip
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Wireless- almost there iwl3945

ASUS laptop- W7j
Intel pro Wireless 3945
Planning to use gnome-network-manager

Hey I've almost got wireless working but no dice.

1.uname -r 2.6.25-ARCH-
  (3945 built into kernel right?)

2.Installed
   pacman -S wireless_tools
   pacman -S gnome-network-manager

3. Put iwl3945 in /etc/rc.conf
in the modules=() array


lspci
06:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection (rev 02)

lsmod
iwl3945                84852  0
mac80211              130316  1 iwl3945

iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

wmaster0  no wireless extensions.

wlan0     IEEE 802.11g  ESSID:""
          Mode:Managed  Channel:0  Access Point: Not-Associated 
          Tx-Power=0 dBm 
          Retry min limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr=2352 B 
          Encryption key:off
          Link Quality:0  Signal level:0  Noise level:0
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0

Wireless signal light is on.
Anybody tell me the next step to get up and working? Just about there. smile
Do I need to do something with Network Manager?

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#2 2008-05-26 10:23:59

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Re: Wireless- almost there iwl3945

Check the wiki for how to set up Network Manager smile.


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#3 2008-05-26 10:24:18

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Re: Wireless- almost there iwl3945

I would suggest you start with netcfg2, its cli, its officially supported smile

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#4 2008-05-26 11:08:47

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Re: Wireless- almost there iwl3945

and if it HAS to be a guitized applet I'd suggest WICD over Networkmanager every da of the week and twice on sunday.


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#5 2008-05-26 11:36:36

Damnshock
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Re: Wireless- almost there iwl3945

Have you installed the firmware?


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#6 2008-05-27 09:46:56

offshoreip
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Re: Wireless- almost there iwl3945

Yes I have installed the firmware.
iwlwifi-3945-ucode
The wireless wiki says wireless tools are necessary also

Working on the script(s) for netcfg,

CONNECTION="wireless"
INTERFACE=wlan0
SCAN="yes"
SECURITY="wpa"
ESSID="mynetwork"  (Same as SSID right? I think this is my MAC addr on router)
KEY="SomePasskey" 
IP="dhcp"
TIMEOUT=20
Seems pretty clear
Then I need to add some kind of option to auto-connect when roaming to cafe's.
More reading.
All new to me! 
Any tips are appreciated.

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#7 2008-05-29 09:07:23

offshoreip
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Re: Wireless- almost there iwl3945

Using netcfg2 at home- no problem to connect with wpa script. Can someone give me a script or method for outside roaming (with no security)? I tried auto but can't seem to connect outside like at coffeeshop.

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#8 2008-05-29 17:43:25

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Re: Wireless- almost there iwl3945

networkmanager needs you to be in the network group

sudo gpasswd -a username network

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