Bug 241968 - cannot create wireless connection using 'Network Device Control' utility using iwl3945 driver and wlan0
Summary: cannot create wireless connection using 'Network Device Control' utility usin...
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 241507
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: redhat-config-network
Version: 7
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Harald Hoyer
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 2007-05-31 23:52 UTC by Keith Outwater
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:12 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2007-06-10 11:54:20 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Output of 'dmesg' (30.87 KB, text/plain)
2007-05-31 23:52 UTC, Keith Outwater
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Description Keith Outwater 2007-05-31 23:52:22 UTC
Description of problem:
No ability to create wlan0 device using 'menu->system->network device control'
when using iwl3945 wifi driver.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora Core 7 with all updates

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Use menu->system->netwlrk device control
2.Hit 'configure' button
3.In 'network configuration' dialog hit 'new'
4. Select 'wireless connection'

The only option available is 'Other Wireless Card'

Output of /sbin/lsmod | grep iwl3945 :
iwl3945               154405  0
mac80211              153925  2 rc80211_simple,iwl3945

I have attached output of 'dmesg'

Actual results:
No ability to create network connection using wlan0 and iwl3945

Expected results:
Ability to create a wireless connection using iwl3945 device

Additional info:
wmaster0 shows up as a device.  Trying to activate it results in a long delay
followed by a timeout.

Comment 1 Keith Outwater 2007-05-31 23:52:22 UTC
Created attachment 155853 [details]
Output of 'dmesg'

Comment 2 Hans de Goede 2007-06-10 11:54:20 UTC
This is not a network-manager problem, the iwl3945 in the F-7 kernel has known
troubles working with wpa.

There is an F7 kernel-update candidate available here:

Which amongst other things contains various fixes to the iwl3945 driver. Please
try this kernel and report back how it works for you.

Always be carefull when testing new kernels. Use rpm -ivh to install the new
kernel besides your current one so that you can always boot back into the old


Also this problem has already been reported as bug 241507 , closing as a
duplicate of that bug.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 241507 ***

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