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    Unhappy Fresh Heron install, but no wireless

    Fresh install of Heron, but I have no wireless.

    Dell XPS M1710 laptop. Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG. That's R171131 from dell.
    2.6.24-16-generic


    ifconfig only shows eth0, lo, and my two vmware networks. The network manager only shows wired network.

    Help.

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    Re: Fresh Heron install, but no wireless

    Quote Originally Posted by TalioGladius View Post
    Fresh install of Heron, but I have no wireless.

    Dell XPS M1710 laptop. Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG. That's R171131 from dell.
    2.6.24-16-generic


    ifconfig only shows eth0, lo, and my two vmware networks. The network manager only shows wired network.

    Help.
    can you post output of following :

    Code:
    lspci
    You came empty handed, that is how you shall leave. Whatever you claim as yours today, belonged to someone else yesterday, will be someone else's tomorrow. This false happiness is the true cause of your sorrows!

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    Re: Fresh Heron install, but no wireless

    Quote Originally Posted by ukripper View Post
    can you post output of following :

    Code:
    lspci
    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS, 943/940GML and 945GT Express Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
    00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS, 943/940GML and 945GT Express PCI Express Root Port (rev 03)
    00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 01)
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 01)
    00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 01)
    00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 3 (rev 01)
    00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 4 (rev 01)
    00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 01)
    00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 01)
    00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 01)
    00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 01)
    00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01)
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev e1)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 01)
    00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7 Family) SATA IDE Controller (rev 01)
    00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 01)
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GeForce Go 7900 GS (rev a1)
    03:01.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller
    03:01.1 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 19)
    03:01.2 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter (rev 0a)
    03:01.3 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller (rev 05)
    09:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5752 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express (rev 02)
    0c:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection (rev 02)

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    Re: Fresh Heron install, but no wireless

    Also,

    Code:
    iwconfig
    You came empty handed, that is how you shall leave. Whatever you claim as yours today, belonged to someone else yesterday, will be someone else's tomorrow. This false happiness is the true cause of your sorrows!

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    Re: Fresh Heron install, but no wireless

    Quote Originally Posted by ukripper View Post
    Also,

    Code:
    iwconfig
    lo no wireless extensions.

    eth0 no wireless extensions.

    vmnet1 no wireless extensions.

    vmnet8 no wireless extensions.

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    Re: Fresh Heron install, but no wireless

    this is strange because in Hardy's kernel you have iwl3945 driver which i am currently using within gutsy. It should have been working out of the box for you in hardy. Can you do the folowing so that i know what kernel version you are using:

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    uname -a
    You came empty handed, that is how you shall leave. Whatever you claim as yours today, belonged to someone else yesterday, will be someone else's tomorrow. This false happiness is the true cause of your sorrows!

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    Re: Fresh Heron install, but no wireless

    Quote Originally Posted by ukripper View Post
    this is strange because in Hardy's kernel you have iwl3945 driver which i am currently using within gutsy. It should have been working out of the box for you in hardy. Can you do the folowing so that i know what kernel version you are using:

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    uname -a
    That's what I keep reading, and it doesn't make sense. It also worked just fine out of the box for the past 3 versions, I was just forced to go to windows for a couple months before going to 8.04.

    2.6.24-16-generic #1 SMP Thu Apr 10 13:23:42 UTC 2008 i686 GNU/Linux

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    Re: Fresh Heron install, but no wireless

    Quote Originally Posted by TalioGladius View Post
    That's what I keep reading, and it doesn't make sense. It also worked just fine out of the box for the past 3 versions, I was just forced to go to windows for a couple months before going to 8.04.

    2.6.24-16-generic #1 SMP Thu Apr 10 13:23:42 UTC 2008 i686 GNU/Linux
    Have you tried using new kernel update available recently from update manager?
    2.6.24-17

    Have you got wired connection you can connect your laptop to and do updates and let's see if new kernel revision does anything for your lappy?
    You came empty handed, that is how you shall leave. Whatever you claim as yours today, belonged to someone else yesterday, will be someone else's tomorrow. This false happiness is the true cause of your sorrows!

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    Re: Fresh Heron install, but no wireless

    I had a laptop with a 3945ABG and it worked..... kind of.

    The 4965AGN works better in Hardy than the older 3945ABG.
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    Re: Fresh Heron install, but no wireless

    Quote Originally Posted by ukripper View Post
    Have you tried using new kernel update available recently from update manager?
    2.6.24-17

    Have you got wired connection you can connect your laptop to and do updates and let's see if new kernel revision does anything for your lappy?
    yes. -17 didn't work and caused me issues with every application working for about 3 seconds and freezing for 10-15 seconds. Booting to -16 resolves that issue. All other updates are installed.

    I hate to try and reimage....especially if it doesn't help it.

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