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Bug 454154 - iwl3945 is unable to connect to wireless network
Summary: iwl3945 is unable to connect to wireless network
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 453390
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kernel Maintainer List
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-07-05 15:32 UTC by Leonid Kanter
Modified: 2008-07-10 19:02 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2008-07-10 19:02:15 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
connection attempt using iwl3945 (deleted)
2008-07-05 15:32 UTC, Leonid Kanter
no flags Details
Successful connection using ndiswrapper card (deleted)
2008-07-05 15:34 UTC, Leonid Kanter
no flags Details

Description Leonid Kanter 2008-07-05 15:32:44 UTC
Description of problem:

iwl3945 is unable to connect to wireless network. ndiswrapper works fine with
same NetworkManager setup. iwl3945 in FC7 works fine on the same hardware.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Load F9 on Dell D620 equipped with IPW3945 wireless card
2. Try to connect to WPA Personal/TKIP/PSK AP 
Actual results:

Unable to connect to AP

Expected results:

Must connect to AP

Additional info:

All networks are visible, but unable to authenticate on AP. I tried to play with
options hwcrypto and disable_hw_scan options - no success. But ndiswrapper works
fine with the same NetworkManager setup.

Comment 1 Leonid Kanter 2008-07-05 15:32:44 UTC
Created attachment 311068 [details]
connection attempt using iwl3945

Comment 2 Leonid Kanter 2008-07-05 15:34:02 UTC
Created attachment 311069 [details]
Successful connection using ndiswrapper card

Comment 3 Sebastian Pölsterl 2008-07-05 17:09:36 UTC
I can confirm this problem. It works with kernel for me,
but not with

Comment 4 Leonid Kanter 2008-07-05 22:21:11 UTC
I don't have, only initial 2.6.25-14.fc9 because system was
just installed. Tried to boot 2.6.25-14.fc9 - works fine.

Comment 5 Richard Körber 2008-07-06 08:47:23 UTC
I can confirm this issue on the kernel Working fine
again when booting kernel

Comment 6 nathan r. hruby 2008-07-06 16:24:08 UTC

Dell D620 with iwl3954 upgraded to yesterday and wireless
stopped working using NM (and WPA), error appears to be at the point of the
"wlan0: link timed out." error message as shown in comment #1.  

AP appears to be fine as the macs and wii continue to work.

Note that Dell has an a10 firmware out for the d620:

This appears to have wireless compat fixes which may help, sadly, the
firmware-tools as shipped in F9 is too old to install this firmware using the
Dell tools, which are requiring firmware-tools >= 2.0.0.  Bug to bump
firmware-tools is #454204

Comment 7 nathan r. hruby 2008-07-06 16:47:59 UTC
Tried the BIOS update from above (a09 -> a10) which does not appear to resolve
the problem.  Bummer.

Comment 8 Hans Ulrich Niedermann 2008-07-07 08:46:54 UTC
I can confirm this is a regression from kernel-PAE- (works)
to kernel-PAE- (breaks).

03:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network
Connection (rev 02)
        Subsystem: Intel Corporation ThinkPad R60e/X60s
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 17
        Memory at edf00000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
        Capabilities: [c8] Power Management version 2
        Capabilities: [d0] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit+ Queue=0/0
        Capabilities: [e0] Express Legacy Endpoint, MSI 00
        Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting <?>
        Capabilities: [140] Device Serial Number 78-b0-9d-ff-ff-02-13-00
        Kernel driver in use: iwl3945
        Kernel modules: iwl3945

Comment 9 Marcus Alves Grando 2008-07-08 15:28:52 UTC
More one with same problem. Same thing of comment 3.

Comment 10 Richard Körber 2008-07-08 17:19:14 UTC
This bug does not seem to be just iwl3945 related! I could also reproduce it on
a machine with a Linksys WMP54G (RaLink RT2561/RT61) using the rt61pci driver.
Again, no connection possible with, but working with

Comment 11 Danny Baumann 2008-07-10 17:30:04 UTC
Confirmed on iwl3945 as well, same "link timed out" problem.
.55 works, .76 does not work.

Comment 12 Hans Ulrich Niedermann 2008-07-10 18:30:27 UTC
Is there any ETA on a fix?

Comment 13 John W. Linville 2008-07-10 19:02:15 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 453390 ***

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