Unfortunately these drivers seemed to be tied to your kernel rev.
Anyway repo you are looking for is atrpms and freshrpms
You need to match the kernel rev with the drivers you need. For example, this is what I
ipw2100-firmware.noarch 1.3-8 installed
ipw2200-firmware.noarch 3.0-9.at installed
ipw3945-kmdl-126.96.36.199-65.fc7.i686 1.2.0-18.4.fc7 installed
ipw3945-ucode.noarch 1.14.2-4.at installed
ipw3945d.i386 1.7.22-4.fc7.rf installed
I run Linux 188.8.131.52-65.fc7
I have downloaded:
ipw3945-kmdl-184.108.40.206-65.fc7PAE.i686 1.2.0-18.4.fc7 atrpms
ipw3945-firmware.noarch 1.14.2-1 freshrpms
ipw3945d.i386 is not kernel dependent I believe.
...and so on, just make sure the driver matches you kernel.
Another trick, you will also be prompted by yum to download the ieee80211-kmdl. Now make
SURE you match not only the kernel rev of your system, but also .x86 with rest of your ipw
packages. atrpms once let me install the ipw in .i686 and installed the ieee in .i586,
needless to say it did not work.
P.S. I do not think you need ipw2100/2200 firmware, but I run them, and can not remember
how they got there.
From: fedora-laptop-list-bounces(a)redhat.com [mailto:email@example.com]
On Behalf Of Ian Malone
Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2007 5:51 PM
Subject: Re: iwl3945 - any hints with F7?
Jaroslaw Gorny wrote:
Sunday 26 of August 2007 03:39:22 disposablemk-redhatml(a)yahoo.com
> I never did get iwlwifi working well. I ended up switching to the old
> ipw3945 driver.
With iwlwifi, I've never managed even to activate wifi card ("wifi" LED
remains off all the time).
Last time I've tried was kernel-220.127.116.11-41.fc7
iwl3945 worked for me even off the Live CD (i.e. Fedora 7
release kernel), with two caveats:
1. The wifi LED didn't light up.
2. I couldn't reliably associate with open networks, though
that seemed to be a NetworkManager+iwl3945 problem.
I haven't checked recently, but I think 2. has improved.
I ended up using ipw3945 for a long time simply because
I installed it while trying to get the open networks thing
going (didn't help at the time).
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