Bug 478459 - Wireless networks not found with iwl3945
Wireless networks not found with iwl3945
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2008-12-30 09:52 EST by Braden Witbeck
Modified: 2009-12-18 02:26 EST (History)
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Description Braden Witbeck 2008-12-30 09:52:05 EST
Description of problem: I am unable to get my wifi card to find any wireless networks.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): The wifi card is on an HP Pavilion dv2000t and uses the iwl3945 driver. 

Additional info: 

Manually unloading and then loading the module yields:

  iwl3945: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG/BG Network Connection driver for Linux, 1.2.26kds
  iwl3945: Copyright(c) 2003-2008 Intel Corporation
  iwl3945 0000:05:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
  iwl3945: Detected Intel Wireless WiFi Link 3945ABG
  iwl3945: Tunable channels: 11 802.11bg, 13 802.11a channels
  phy1: Selected rate control algorithm 'iwl-3945-rs'
  firmware: requesting iwlwifi-3945-1.ucode
  iwl3945: Radio disabled by HW RF Kill switch
  iwl3945: Radio disabled by HW RF Kill switch

This happens either way with hw_scan_disabled={0|1}.

I do have the "Enable Wireless" option enabled and the wireless switch turned on. Also, I dual boot and wireless works flawlessly in Windows XP.

For more detailed information check the following thread: http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=209246
Comment 1 Matthias Saou 2008-12-30 16:00:11 EST
This is not a firmware package issue, but a kernel module issue. Reassigning accordingly.
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