Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 464935
Intel Wireless Link 5100/5300 not supported in fc9 kernel
Last modified: 2008-10-07 13:35:30 EDT
Description of problem:
Kernel 126.96.36.199 did not recognize Intel Wireless Link 5100 card
According this announce  the support should be shipped with actual Fedora 9 kernels.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
I tested also this kernel:
It do not work at all -- hardware is not recognized.
Steps to Reproduce:
iwconfig should identify the wifi card
lspci should identify the device - Intel has provided
"..pci.ids were already sent to http://pciids.sourceforge.net"
lspci | grep Network
02:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Unknown device 4237
4237 Wifi Link 5100 Wireless Adapter
iwconfig shows wlan0 or something like that
More information about the problem is here:
locate iwlagn.ko should return that the kernel module is present
iwconfig than should return some wifi device?
the iwlagn driver didn't get merged in 2.6.26
It won't show up in F-9 until after 2.6.27 is released, and then backported as an update.
The lspci text is nothing to do with the kernel, file a separate bug against pciutils for that one.
Today I tested FC10 beta,KDE Live CD and the card was not detected automatically.
I had to do modprobe iwlagn. Then the iwconfig shows the wifi card as wlan0.
ifup wlan0 did not work.
Tested kernel: kernel-2.6.27-0.352.rc7.git1.fc10.i686 (from KDE Live CD)
Here is the lspci bug report:
I would like to resolve this as I want working wifi in FC10.
I will show up in #fedora-devel, or where I can talk about it?
Did you install the firmware?
Yep, I installed firmware called iwl5000-firmware with yum.
I probably managed to wake up the wifi. But scanning was not sucessful.
I did iwlist wlan0 scan and no wifi were found, even there are 3 or 4 around.
Today I get working wifi. I installed kernel from rawhide into FC9 without one depenedency -- mkinitrd.i386.
Before that I removed firmware called iwl4965-firmware.
Now I got working Intel Wifi Link 5100.
Resolved for me!