Bug 266201 - wireless does not work on F7 and Thinkpad T61
wireless does not work on F7 and Thinkpad T61
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: iwlwifi-firmware (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
medium Severity urgent
: ---
: ---
Assigned To: Matthias Saou
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
  Show dependency treegraph
Reported: 2007-08-30 00:31 EDT by Ranjan Maitra
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:12 EST (History)
1 user (show)

See Also:
Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Story Points: ---
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2007-08-30 09:26:49 EDT
Type: ---
Regression: ---
Mount Type: ---
Documentation: ---
Verified Versions:
Category: ---
oVirt Team: ---
RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:
Cloudforms Team: ---

Attachments (Terms of Use)

  None (edit)
Description Ranjan Maitra 2007-08-30 00:31:56 EDT
Description of problem:

The wireless card is not recognized. As a result, wireless can not be enabled in F7

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. wireless card not recognized. no entry in /system-config-network
Actual results:

nothing happens

Expected results:

wireless should connect seamlessly

Additional info:

appears that a fix involves rolling out a new kernel, as per 


[cut-and-paste from there follows}

Wireless Network

Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN. ATrpms has kernel modules for mac80211 and
iwlwifi, but they do not work at the moment.

Not user-friendly yet, but this worked for me: Begin by rolling your own kernel

cd /usr/src
wget http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/linux-
tar xjf linux-
cd linux-

Configure the kernel…

make bzImage && make modules && make modules_install
cp arch/x86_64/boot/bzImage /boot/bzImage-
mkinitrd /boot/initrd-

Edit grub & reboot into the new kernel

cd /usr/src
wget http://intellinuxwireless.org/mac80211/downloads/mac80211-9.0.3.tgz
tar xzf mac80211-9.0.3.tgz
cd mac80211-9.0.3
make patch_kernel
cd ../linux-

Change the kernel configuration to use the new wireless stack
(CONFIG_MAC80211=m) and

make bzImage && make modules && make modules_install
rm -f /boot/bzImage- /boot/initrd-
cp arch/x86_64/boot/bzImage /boot/bzImage-
mkinitrd /boot/initrd-

Reboot again

cd /usr/src
wget http://intellinuxwireless.org/iwlwifi/downloads/iwlwifi-0.1.8.tgz
tar xzf iwlwifi-0.1.18.tgz
cd iwlwifi-0.1.18
make && make install

Make sure you have the right firmware for this driver version, see
http://intellinuxwireless.org. Now modprobe iwl4965 should work, and
NetworkManager then shows the available wireless networks.
Comment 1 Matthias Saou 2007-08-30 09:26:49 EDT
You just need to install iwl4965-firmware and run a kernel like
or newer (possibly only in updates-testing at the moment).

Note You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.