Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 477322
Intel 4965 wlan stops working until needs reboot
Last modified: 2009-01-12 12:24:43 EST
Description of problem:
I am filing this under the firmware, but not sure if related to module/kernel so I apologize in advance if this is wrong.
This issue seems to be reported upstream in http://www.intellinuxwireless.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=1855
At unpredictable intervals, the iwlagn drivers fails, all wireless transmissions fail, and the only way to recover the wireless is a clean reboot of the machine.
This is on Lenovo X300 running Fedora 10 i386.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
author: Copyright(c) 2003-2008 Intel Corporation
description: Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link AGN driver for Linux
Seems this affects the iwl4965 hardware. Simply run the machine, and watch the wireless fail (2/3 minutes to sometimes a week between failures).
Wireless suddenly fails and a reboot is needed to restore connectivity.
No wireless failure
Logs show the following:
Dec 20 13:44:45 speedy kernel: iwlagn: HARDWARE GONE?? INTA == 0x000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000ffffffff
I have added a 'me too' in what seems to be the upstream bug.
The last firmware for iwl4965 is
iwl4965-firmware-126.96.36.199 and was in the stable repos the days before this bug report.