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From: CJoeB <colleen.beamer@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Still Struggling With Wireless
Date: Tue, 17 Aug 2010 01:45:45
1 Hi,
3 I'm biting the bullet here and asking for help. Yes! I've posted
4 before. And before anyone asks, I have read the responses to my
5 previous posts which helped little. I have read the documentation and
6 the wikis - ad nauseum. I'm still having problems with wireless.
8 Things were so much easier when I could just use the ipw3945 driver.
9 However, I can't build that because it requires TKIP and CCMP, neither
10 of which I can find settings for in my active kernel, 2.6.34-gentoo-r1.
11 In one of the responses to my previous posts someone told me about the /
12 trick while in the kernel configuration to bring up a search menu. I
13 did this and the only reference I could find for TKIP was one related to
14 debugging.
16 So, I'm left with trying to use the iwl3945 driver in the kernel. I
17 followed the wiki for setting this up and thought I had succeeded. I
18 got to the point where I was told to type the following:
19 ifconfig wlan0 up (this does activate the wireless led on my computer)
20 iwlist wlan0 scan
21 iwconfig wlan0 essid "network name" (where the network name is the
22 essid that has been set)
24 When I got this to work, I thought I was home free despite the "kludgy"
25 way of getting wireless working. However, I rebooted and now, when I
26 type iwlist wlan0 scan I get told that scanning is not supported. Yes,
27 I have iwl3945-ucode installed and yes, it was recompiled after the
28 kernel was rebuilt.
30 I have no idea what I'm doing wrong. Help would be appreciated.
32 Regards,
34 Colleen
36 --
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Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-user] Still Struggling With Wireless Adam Carter <adamcarter3@×××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-user] Still Struggling With Wireless David Abbott <david@×××××××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-user] Still Struggling With Wireless Elmar Hinz <oss.elmar@××××××××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-user] Still Struggling With Wireless Elmar Hinz <oss.elmar@××××××××××.com>