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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 8:26 pm    Post subject: Intel Wireless Pro module - how to pass parametes to it? Reply with quote

Hello everyone,

I have an Intel Wireless Pro 4965 in my laptop. For days I was struggling to figure out why I could not connect to the wireless network at my workplace.

Not I finally figured it out: it is running on channel 13. Here in europe those channels are allowed. After browsing through the web for a while I found a site that mentioned that parameters can be passed to the module and thus allow the other channels.

The problem is that right now I cannot find this site anymore, nor did I manage to find out where the propper place would be in my gentoo to set such parameters. Can anyone help me there?

Sincerely
-spm-Mad

[edit]
I found the website:
http://www.mail-archive.com/bcm43xx-dev@lists.berlios.de/msg05736.html

But I still have not figured out where to put this for my gentoo system =/ [/edit]
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

emerge networkmanager

Much easier thanconfiguring it by hand
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for that info. But sadly it does not help me.
It is not a parameter that is passed to the nerwork-device, but to the kernel module itself.

I am using NetworkManager and I fail to connect to networks on channel 13. The standard setting for the driver ist FCC - US standard with channels 1-11. But I live in europe and can use channel 13 too, but it does not work right now. I need to pass these parameters somehwo to my kernel module to remove these restrictions.

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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2008 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Funny it was so hard to find information on this when searching for 'passing parameters to modules'.
Anyhow, after digging deeper into some documentatiosn I figured that modprobe.conf is responsible for this *doh*

But it is autogenerated by gentoo with the 'update-modules' command by using settings in /etc/modprobe.d/
But I did not find any hint on *how* one can add custom options there. But I figured it out myself:

Creating a custom file in /etc/modprobe.d/ makes 'update-modules' use it automatically. So I created a file 'config' and added
option mac80211 ieee80211_regdom=64

Just incase someone else wanted to know this =)
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