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    Exclamation IBM R61e - only problems - bluetooth and wireless don't work!!!!!

    I have just installed Ubuntu 8.04 and I am completly disappointed.....

    Bluetooth don't work.....wifi don't work......


    Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection.
    Broadcom Corporation NetLink BCM5787M Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express.

    Any suggestion?

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    Re: IBM R61e - only problems - bluetooth and wireless don't work!!!!!

    have you tried enabling restricted drivers(if shown) in system->administration

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    Re: IBM R61e - only problems - bluetooth and wireless don't work!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by superprash2003 View Post
    have you tried enabling restricted drivers(if shown) in system->administration
    There are no drivers shown - in gutsy there were ....

    Edit: There Should not be any more anyway ...

    Hardy obvisously ships a new wireless driver for Wireless 3945ABG --> module ipw3945 must be blacklisted,

    Thinkwiki is useful as always:

    http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Instal...a_ThinkPad_T61 and

    http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Instal...a_ThinkPad_T60

    On the driver issue there is a Documentation:

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wi...945_4965/gutsy

    I did all of these, with no resuolt, until I realized, that my wireless was simply switched off by hardware switch.

    BUT: I seem never to have enable this switch, maybe gutsy ignored it ??
    Last edited by adjua; May 4th, 2008 at 05:09 PM. Reason: found a solution

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    Exclamation Re: IBM R61e - only problems - bluetooth and wireless don't work!!!!!

    In Gutsy there were but not working Hardy Heron use i iwl3945 but still don't working


    PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:03:00.0 to 64
    129.814554] iwl3945: Detected Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
    Yenta: CardBus bridge found at 0000:15:00.0 [17aa:20c4]
    iwl3945: Radio Frequency Kill Switch is On:
    Kill switch must be turned off for wireless networking to work.
    iwl3945: WARNING: Requesting MAC access during RFKILL wakes up NIC
    iwl3945: WARNING: Requesting MAC access during RFKILL wakes up NIC
    iwl3945: WARNING: Requesting MAC access during RFKILL wakes up NIC
    iwl3945: WARNING: Requesting MAC access during RFKILL wakes up NIC
    iwl3945: Tunable channels: 13 802.11bg, 23 802.11a channels

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    Re: IBM R61e - only problems - bluetooth and wireless don't work!!!!!

    Same with me in a IBM r60e.
    Have tried
    - to completely uninstall bluetooth und reinstall
    - hcitool scan --> no such device
    - lsusb, lspci - nothing looks like bluetooth any more
    - no restricted drivers any more (Gutsy: wireless driver)
    - wireless no longer present in network mananger

    All worked nicely in Gutsy

    tnx fort all hints, can I report bug anywhere?



    Quote Originally Posted by grybi View Post
    I have just installed Ubuntu 8.04 and I am completly disappointed.....

    Bluetooth don't work.....wifi don't work......


    Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection.
    Broadcom Corporation NetLink BCM5787M Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express.

    Any suggestion?

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    Exclamation Re: IBM R61e - only problems - bluetooth and wireless don't work!!!!!

    I have tried enabling restricted drivers but in system->administration
    I don't have any driver.........

    iwconfig
    lo no wireless extensions.

    eth1 no wireless extensions.



    Any suggestion?

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    Thumbs down Re: IBM R61e - only problems - bluetooth and wireless don't work!!!!!

    I solved problem with driver to Intel Wireless 3945ABG

    ----------------------------------------------
    Using Windows Wireless Drivers

    Ubuntu supports a system known as NDISWrapper. This allows you to use a Windows wireless device driver under Ubuntu.

    1.Obtain the Windows Driver for your system and locate the file that ends with .inf.
    2.Install ndisgtk (System → Administration → Synaptic Package Manager).
    3.Open ndisgtk (System → Administration → Windows Wireless Drivers).
    4.Select Install new driver.
    5.Choose the location of your Windows .inf file and click Install.
    6.Click OK.

    But I have got another problem driver work fine but I cant connect to network


    dmesg | grep wlan0
    [ 24.002678] wlan0: ethernet device 00:1c:bf:6e:94:23 using NDIS driver: netw4x32, version: 0x1000f, NDIS version: 0x501, vendor: 'Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 3945ABG Driver', 8086:4227.5.conf
    [ 24.002764] wlan0: encryption modes supported: WEP; TKIP with WPA, WPA2, WPA2PSK; AES/CCMP with WPA, WPA2, WPA2PSK
    [ 31.050021] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
    [ 1111.833749] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
    [ 1349.160229] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
    [ 1423.068884] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
    [ 1470.876515] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready

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