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WLAN with Intel PRO Wireless 3945
  • hkjjhkjj February 2010
    hello to everyone,

    i'm new here so forgive me i'm a very noob ;) i've just booted my notebook from the slitaz live cd. first of all i wanna say, that i've searched already in the forum here but found no solution for my problem. so here it is:

    searching for my wlan-card i found in "Tazhw Box":

    Kernel Module: iwl3945
    Description: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG/BG Network Connection driver for Linux

    (there is also some other hardware listed, but no other network devices)

    so i thought, that the drivers are already installed correctly... is this right?
    Typing "iwconfig" says that my card is "wlan0" and for the others: "no wireless extensions."

    starting wifibox it's scanning for networks but there's no network found although in windows there are a lot ;)
    what do i have to do to get connected to my AP? which are the right settings in wifibox or what else is the problem?

    please help me ;)
    greetz hkjj

    PS: at "drivers" in wifibox i selected "Module: iwl3945" and "Firmware: iwlwifi-3945-firmware". is this right?
  • mojomojo February 2010
    You have to download and install the firmware before the module will work.
    If the laptop has working ethernet click the install button to the right of firmware or get-iwlwifi-3945-firmwareas illustrated below from xterm . Otherwise use a computer with internet access to download iwlwifi-3945-ucode- from the address listed below,extract to iwlwifi-3945-ucode-2.ucode and place in /lib/firmware Unload/Load iwl3945 module,ifconfig in terminal, the adapter should now be listed.

    root@slitaz:/home/tux# get-iwlwifi-3945-firmware 
    => `iwlwifi-3945-ucode-'
    Connecting to[]:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 66,534 [application/x-gzip]

    100%[======================================>] 66,534 137.62K/s

    19:27:55 (137.19 KB/s) - `iwlwifi-3945-ucode-' saved [66534/66534]

    Packing : iwlwifi-3945-firmware-
    Creating the list of files... [ OK ]
    Creating md5sum of files... [ OK ]
    Compressing the fs... [ OK ]
    Undating receipt sizes... [ OK ]
    Creating full cpio archive... [ OK ]
    Restoring original package tree... 294 blocks
    [ OK ]
    Package iwlwifi-3945-firmware- compressed successfully.
    Size : 68.0k iwlwifi-3945-firmware-

    Installation of : iwlwifi-3945-firmware-
    Copying iwlwifi-3945-firmware- [ OK ]
    Extracting iwlwifi-3945-firmware- 126 blocks
    Extracting the pseudo fs... 294 blocks
    Installing iwlwifi-3945-firmware... [ OK ]
    Removing all tmp files... [ OK ]
    iwlwifi-3945-firmware ( is installed.

  • jozeejozee February 2010

    if you have an active ethernet internet connection:

     tazhw detect-pci --get-firmware 

    It should automatically download the correct firmware.


    in tazhw box, just click : auto install non-free firmware

    Also read the documentation here:

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