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January 2nd, 2009, 08:16 PM
Wifi problems with Dell Inspiron 1525 Linux Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy

I got a Dell inspiron 1525 Laptop with Linux Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy

The Wifi modem I got is a: 0b:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection (rev 02)

I have problems with my Wireless connection. I recently tried to insert a sim-card into the modem to get wireless internet. But I didn't get a wireless icon anywhere and it didn't work, I tried just to find some wireless networks in my neighbourhood(I know that least one got it cuz I found it with my brothers computer) but I still can't find the icon or anything. I've been looking around on the different forums to find a solution, tried some of them i.e. this one:


Which didn't work for me. I don't have this icon which is shown here: http://www.debianadmin.com/images/wpa/1.png

And in the System-->Administration-->Hardware drivers |Nothing is shown, it's empty, which makes me wonder if the computer even knows that there's a Wifi-modem.

Anyone know what to do? Or what is the problem? Appreciate any help!


January 2nd, 2009, 10:42 PM
do a search on this forum for your card model #; there are others who have it contrary to the notion that yours is unique

January 7th, 2009, 03:32 PM
done a search, none has a solution to the others problems. No one has solved the problem.

January 7th, 2009, 05:07 PM
post output of
1)lshw -C network

from the terminal

January 8th, 2009, 03:43 PM
This is what I get:

description: Ethernet interface
product: 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller
vendor: Marvell Technology Group Ltd.
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:09:00.0
logical name: eth0
version: 12
serial: 00:23:ae:02:5e:77
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=sky2 driverversion=1.20 firmware=N/A ip= latency=0 module=sky2 multicast=yes
description: Network controller
product: PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:0b:00.0
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=iwl3945 latency=0 module=iwl3945

If you need anything else just let me know

January 8th, 2009, 04:43 PM
it looks like it has been recognized..post output of
1)iwlist scanning

January 8th, 2009, 04:44 PM
sorry..double post..

April 2nd, 2009, 10:28 AM
My wireless does now work. Because of a failure in my computer, the button on the side was broken, that's why it didn't start the wireless. But it now works fine!