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zakop
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 4:58 pm    Post subject: [SOLVED]wl4965 Reply with quote

Hello, and sorry for the worthless subject.

Compiled kernel, with the firmware ucode compiled in, the modules compiled as modules, using no initramfs.
dmesg | grep iwl
Code:

1058:[    3.679973] iwl4965: Intel(R) Wireless WiFi 4965 driver for Linux, in-tree:
1059:[    3.679979] iwl4965: Copyright(c) 2003-2011 Intel Corporation
1060:[    3.680152] iwl4965 0000:03:00.0: Detected Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN, REV=0x4
1063:[    3.719223] iwl4965 0000:03:00.0: device EEPROM VER=0x36, CALIB=0x5
1064:[    3.719873] iwl4965 0000:03:00.0: Tunable channels: 11 802.11bg, 13 802.11a channels
1065:[    3.719967] iwl4965 0000:03:00.0: irq 48 for MSI/MSI-X
1077:[    3.729120] iwl4965 0000:03:00.0: loaded firmware version 228.61.2.24
1078:[    3.729445] ieee80211 phy0: Selected rate control algorithm 'iwl-4965-rs'


dmesg | grep wlan0
Code:

1093:[    7.044642] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready


ip a
Code:

3: wlan0: <NO-CARRIER,BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP> mtu 1500 qdisc mq state DOWN qlen 1000
    link/ether 00:13:e8:d1:32:8b brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff


iwconfig
Code:

wlan0     no wireless extensions.


So, the card is detected, but apperantly it has no wireless extensions.
Googling gave me a few tips, such as don't compile the modules in, and include the actual firmware, but neither works.
Any help?


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Modern nl80211 based wireless drivers do not support the legacy wireless extensions any more. So you have to use iw instead of wireless-tools.
Code:
# iw dev wlan0 scan

Some software like wicd parses iwconfig output, this needs emulation for wireless extensions in your kernel. In that case (and only in that case!), set in your kernel config:
/usr/src/linux/.config:
CONFIG_CFG80211_WEXT=y
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, it works now. Posting from new kernel..
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