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Thread: [SOLVED] Intel 4695 Wireless Problems

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    Re: Intel 4695 Wireless Problems

    I downloaded the first item from http://downloadcenter.intel.com/filt...s=45&submit=Go!

    It said "drivers only" so i'd assume there was no wireless app or whatever in there. And XP drivers would be okay, right?

    EDIT: I think that the NETw4x32.inf worked; the NETw4k32 said invalid driver when I tried ndiswrapper with it; the NETw4x32 returned "unable to see if hardware is present"; but the w29n51 also said "unable to see if hardware is present" so I"m not sure what to do now.

    On the gui, Netw4x32 says hardware present: yes

    and the w29n51 says hardware present: no. I'll try to see if this worked in a little bit.
    Last edited by SlalomMan; August 1st, 2008 at 11:50 PM.

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    Re: Intel 4695 Wireless Problems

    Yes, the XP drivers should be alright--although sometimes it's hit and miss with ndiswrapper and using a different release of the drivers would make a difference. But try to connect now with Netw4x32 and see how it goes.

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    Re: Intel 4695 Wireless Problems

    Well I don't think it worked; No networks showed up in roaming and when I tried to "join other network" it wouldn't connect. I'm not even sure if I'm using ndiswrapper right because I'm using a GUI front end i downloaded from the repository.

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    Re: Intel 4695 Wireless Problems

    The frontend is called ndisgtk and it's alright to use it.

    To help figure out what could be wrong, what is the output of:
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    uname -n
    ndiswrapper -l
    lshw -C Network

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    Re: Intel 4695 Wireless Problems

    uname -n returns "kyle-laptop"

    ndiswrapper -l returns:
    netw4x32 : driver installed
    device (8086:4229) present (alternate driver: iwl4965)
    w29n51 : driver installed

    and lshw -C Network returns:
    WARNING: you should run this program as super-user.
    *-network
    description: Ethernet interface
    product: 88E8039 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller
    vendor: Marvell Technology Group Ltd.
    physical id: 0
    bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
    logical name: eth0
    version: 14
    serial: 00:a0:d1:78:32:e4
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical
    configuration: broadcast=yes driver=sky2 driverversion=1.20 firmware=N/A latency=0 module=sky2 multicast=yes
    *-network
    description: Wireless interface
    product: PRO/Wireless 4965 AG or AGN Network Connection
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 0
    bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
    logical name: wlan0
    version: 61
    serial: 00:13:e8:1b:22:c7
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
    configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ndiswrapper+netw4x32 driverversion=1.52+Intel,03/13/2008,11.5.1.15 ip=192.168.1.102 latency=0 module=ndiswrapper multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11g

    I turned on my computer this morning and found that it had connected to my wireless network all by itself; I am assuming the outputs mean that Ndiswrapper is working, and the speed is a little faster than it was before, usable at the least. Thanks for the help.

    EDIT: After some browsing today, I can safely say that it is A LOT faster with the Ndiswrapper driver. Youtube videos load quickly and I don't have to wait to play them because they load faster than it plays...My only complaint is that it seems like I get lower signal strength, but I don't know how much I usually get; it's much better, nonetheless. Maybe later I will try to get the linuxwireless drivers to work, but for now, I'm happy.
    Last edited by SlalomMan; August 2nd, 2008 at 09:21 PM.

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    Re: Intel 4695 Wireless Problems

    Alright, I'm glad it seems to be working better now. I think that the whole root of the problem was a bug with the Intel driver, which seems to have been fixed in the source code; that means that pretty soon, the fix should get pushed out through Ubuntu updates as well, and you could revert back to the native Intel driver. If you want to switch back to iwl4965, you just need to remove these lines from /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist:
    Code:
    blacklist iwl4965
    blacklist iwl3495
    and replace them with:
    Code:
    blacklist ndiswrapper
    Then reboot.

    Also, I'm not sure whether Ubuntu updates will update your wireless drivers, since you custom-compiled them. I think you may need to run "sudo make uninstall" on the linuxwireless stuff in order for system updates to apply to the wireless again...the linuxwireless website mentioned something like that.

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    Re: Intel 4695 Wireless Problems

    Alright, thanks for all of your help; I guess this thread is solved for now, I'll mark it as that.

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