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Broadcom Wireless BCM4357 for 802.11n
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tempestuous

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PostPosted: Mon 23 May 2011, 04:45    Post subject:  

email4tong wrote:
according to intel, it actually never worked.

No, you have misread the information on the Intel site. They're saying that the released drivers do not work with recent kernels, and you must use the kernel-supplied drivers in these cases.
I can assure you there are many instances of Intel wifi devices working with Puppy 5.x.


email4tong wrote:
when you config it, it will give you error says that 'Unable to connect to a wireless network'.

It might simply be an encryption-related error. Do some troubleshooting. Temporarily disable all encryption at your wifi router, then see if you can connect in this unencrypted state. If so, it means the iwlagn driver is basically working.
Then re-enable encryption, trying WEP, WPA, and WPA2. You may find that one form of encryption works while another fails.
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PostPosted: Mon 23 May 2011, 20:02    Post subject: reply to tempestuous
Subject description: the problem with Intel(R) WiFi Link
 

Tempestutous, thanks again for your attention. Yes, it is true, there are some Intel(R) WiFi Link wireless cards work with Puppy Linux, however, for the model of 4965AG and 5300, they do not work with the driver and/or firmware, from my previous post, it shows that the firmware used is iwlwifi-4965-2.ucode, but from Intel web site, it says that firmware WON"T work for either 4965AG or 5300, it requires firmware iwlwifi-4965-5.ucode. The included firmware iwlwifi-4965-2.ucode may indeed work for earlier model of the intel(R) card in the same family, but not these two models. That is also indicated from the web site. I tried this pet, iwlagn-firmware-update-k2.6.33.2.pet which updates the firmware for Intel(R) Wireless WiFi card 6000, 6050, but it did not help with 5300 or 4965. For 5300, there is a new firmware at http://intellinuxwireless.org/iwlwifi/downloads/iwlwifi-5000-ucode-8.83.5.1-1.tgz. It gets the firmware to iwlwifi-5000-5.ucode, but it requires newer kernel. any way, this is where I am and I know the wireless could not connect is not because of the encryption of my network, I've also tried with completely open settings, same results.
BTW how to instruct the system to use newer firmware? Thanks.
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PostPosted: Mon 23 May 2011, 20:24    Post subject: lspci -n and dmesg | grep iwlagn results
Subject description: The results for lenovo 61p and x200
 

lscpi -n results on Lenovo x200 with Intel(R) WiFi Wireless Link 5300AGN

00:00.0 0600: 8086:2a40 (rev 07)
00:02.0 0300: 8086:2a42 (rev 07)
00:02.1 0380: 8086:2a43 (rev 07)
00:03.0 0780: 8086:2a44 (rev 07)
00:03.3 0700: 8086:2a47 (rev 07)
00:19.0 0200: 8086:10f5 (rev 03)
00:1a.0 0c03: 8086:2937 (rev 03)
00:1a.1 0c03: 8086:2938 (rev 03)
00:1a.2 0c03: 8086:2939 (rev 03)
00:1a.7 0c03: 8086:293c (rev 03)
00:1b.0 0403: 8086:293e (rev 03)
00:1c.0 0604: 8086:2940 (rev 03)
00:1c.1 0604: 8086:2942 (rev 03)
00:1c.3 0604: 8086:2946 (rev 03)
00:1d.0 0c03: 8086:2934 (rev 03)
00:1d.1 0c03: 8086:2935 (rev 03)
00:1d.2 0c03: 8086:2936 (rev 03)
00:1d.7 0c03: 8086:293a (rev 03)
00:1e.0 0604: 8086:2448 (rev 93)
00:1f.0 0601: 8086:2917 (rev 03)
00:1f.2 0101: 8086:2928 (rev 03)
00:1f.3 0c05: 8086:2930 (rev 03)
03:00.0 0280: 8086:4236

dmesg | grep iwlagn results:

iwlagn: Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link AGN driver for Linux, 2.6.33.2-k
iwlagn: Copyright(c) 2003-2009 Intel Corporation
iwlagn 0000:03:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
iwlagn 0000:03:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
iwlagn 0000:03:00.0: Detected Intel Wireless WiFi Link 5300AGN REV=0x24
iwlagn 0000:03:00.0: Tunable channels: 13 802.11bg, 24 802.11a channels
iwlagn 0000:03:00.0: irq 29 for MSI/MSI-X
iwlagn 0000:03:00.0: firmware: requesting iwlwifi-5000-2.ucode
iwlagn 0000:03:00.0: loaded firmware version 8.24.2.12

lscpi -n results on Lenovo T61p with Intel(R) WiFi Wireless Link 4965AGN

00:00.0 0600: 8086:2a00 (rev 0c)
00:01.0 0604: 8086:2a01 (rev 0c)
00:19.0 0200: 8086:1049 (rev 03)
00:1a.0 0c03: 8086:2834 (rev 03)
00:1a.1 0c03: 8086:2835 (rev 03)
00:1a.7 0c03: 8086:283a (rev 03)
00:1b.0 0403: 8086:284b (rev 03)
00:1c.0 0604: 8086:283f (rev 03)
00:1c.1 0604: 8086:2841 (rev 03)
00:1c.2 0604: 8086:2843 (rev 03)
00:1c.3 0604: 8086:2845 (rev 03)
00:1c.4 0604: 8086:2847 (rev 03)
00:1d.0 0c03: 8086:2830 (rev 03)
00:1d.1 0c03: 8086:2831 (rev 03)
00:1d.2 0c03: 8086:2832 (rev 03)
00:1d.7 0c03: 8086:2836 (rev 03)
00:1e.0 0604: 8086:2448 (rev f3)
00:1f.0 0601: 8086:2811 (rev 03)
00:1f.1 0101: 8086:2850 (rev 03)
00:1f.2 0106: 8086:2829 (rev 03)
00:1f.3 0c05: 8086:283e (rev 03)
01:00.0 0300: 10de:040c (rev a1)
03:00.0 0280: 8086:4230 (rev 61)
15:00.0 0607: 1180:0476 (rev ba)
15:00.1 0c00: 1180:0832 (rev 04)
15:00.2 0805: 1180:0822 (rev 21)
15:00.3 0880: 1180:0843 (rev ff)
15:00.4 0880: 1180:0592 (rev 11)
15:00.5 0880: 1180:0852 (rev 11)

dmesg | grep iwlagn results:

iwlagn: Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link AGN driver for Linux, 2.6.33.2-k
iwlagn: Copyright(c) 2003-2009 Intel Corporation
iwlagn 0000:03:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
iwlagn 0000:03:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
iwlagn 0000:03:00.0: Detected Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN REV=0x4
iwlagn 0000:03:00.0: Tunable channels: 11 802.11bg, 13 802.11a channels
iwlagn 0000:03:00.0: irq 32 for MSI/MSI-X
iwlagn 0000:03:00.0: firmware: requesting iwlwifi-4965-2.ucode
iwlagn 0000:03:00.0: loaded firmware version 228.61.2.24

none of these two laptops work with Puppy Linux 5.2.5 wireless drivers.

Any help will be really appreciated.
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PostPosted: Mon 23 May 2011, 23:40    Post subject:  

Don't get too caught up in the information you see on the Intellinuxwireless site.
Yes, later versions of the iwlagn driver may require later firmware versions, but the firmware versions included in Puppy are correct for the iwlagn driver it contains. This is confirmed when you query the iwlagn driver with this command -
Code:
modinfo iwlagn

Look at the lines which start with "firmware:"

email4tong wrote:
BTW how to instruct the system to use newer firmware? Thanks.

You can't. The iwlagn driver (whatever version) will autodetect the particular model of Intel wifi device you have, and load the version of firmware that was hard-coded into the driver which is compatible for that wifi device.
If the iwlagn driver detects a newer Intel wifi device (such as the IWL6000G2A) which it is not compatible with, it will throw up an error message.

dmesg is telling you the truth: both of your devices are detected as compatible, and in both cases the firmware is loaded successfully. If the firmware was to not load successfully, you would see an error message.
dmesg is telling you there's a functional wifi network interface. This could be confirmed by running this command -
Code:
ifconfig -a

You should troubleshoot from that point. At the very least, you should attempt a connection to a non-encrypted wifi access point.

If you continue to have troubles, refer to the manual wifi setup commands I provided here -
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=22469
then you can identify at which point the connection fails.
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PostPosted: Fri 07 Jun 2013, 08:47    Post subject: i Want to beat the machine Medion
Subject description: Wireless connection
 

wireless connection on Medion P7624 :
i tried so many times to connect. You give us some hope. Could you do something with that (see joined docs)
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