intel PRO/wireless 3945ABG - restricted drivers?

  • reakinator
Posted: Wed, 06/18/2008 - 04:23
Hi, I have been using Ubuntu for a couple years and decided to give 64 studio a try. However, my wireless card does not work with the installation, as it apparently requires a proprietary driver to operate. On Ubuntu, this driver is installed with the restricted-drivers package, but this doesn't seem to exist in 64 studio or Debian. Yet, it seems that it should.. maybe I am missing it. Has any else gotten this card to install? Here is the info from lspci: Network Controller [0280]: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection [8086:4222] (rev 02) I have tried ndiswrapper without success, but I may have not found a good binary driver that it works with yet. What would really be nice is to get the restricted-drivers package working in 64 studio, as it makes life very easy for people with intel wireless cards and nvidia graphics cards (my laptop has both). regards, Rich


  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Thu, 06/19/2008 - 09:13
for sharing... Enjoy!

Umm.. err.... I just figured

  • reakinator
  • 06/18/08
  • Wed, 06/18/2008 - 04:51
Umm.. err.... I just figured it out about 10 minutes later. well, I actually found this website - - which explains the necessary steps. All I had to do after that was add ipw1394 to /etc/modules, reboot, and badaboom, life with apt is good again. cheers, Rich