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Intel PRO/Wireless 3945 and WiFi Link 4965 devices

This page describes how to enable support for Intel 3945 and 4965 WiFi devices on Debian systems.

iwl3945 and iwl4965 are modules produced by the iwlegacy Linux kernel driver, supporting Intel 3945ABG/BG and 4965AGN wireless LAN devices. These devices were formerly supported by the iwlwifi driver (iwl3945 and iwlagn modules) until Linux 2.6.39.1 Supported devices are listed at the end of this page.

Non-free firmware is required, which can be provided by the firmware-iwlwifi package.

{i} For support of Intel Wireless WiFi Next Gen AGN devices (Wireless-N, Advanced-N, Ultimate-N), see iwlwifi.

Installation

Debian 7 "Wheezy"

  1. Add a "non-free" component to /etc/apt/sources.list, for example:

    # Debian 7 "Wheezy"
    deb http://http.debian.net/debian/ wheezy main contrib non-free
  2. Update the list of available packages and install the firmware-iwlwifi package:

    # apt-get update && apt-get install firmware-iwlwifi
  3. As the iwlegacy driver is automatically loaded for supported devices, reinsert driver modules to access installed firmware:

    # modprobe -r iwl3945 iwl4965
    # modprobe iwl3945 ; modprobe iwl4965
  4. Configure your wireless interface as appropriate.

Debian 6.0 "Squeeze"

  1. Add a "non-free" component to /etc/apt/sources.list, for example:

    # Debian 6.0 "Squeeze"
    deb http://http.debian.net/debian/ squeeze main contrib non-free
  2. Update the list of available packages and install the firmware-iwlwifi package:

    # apt-get update && apt-get install firmware-iwlwifi
  3. As the iwlwifi driver is automatically loaded for supported devices, reinsert driver modules to access installed firmware:

    # modprobe -r iwl3945 iwlagn
    # modprobe iwl3945 ; modprobe iwlagn
  4. Configure your wireless interface as appropriate.

Supported Devices

The page HowToIdentifyADevice/PCI explains how to identify a PCI device.

The following list is based on the alias fields of modinfo iwl3945 in Debian 3.2.0 (3.2.46-1) kernel images.

  • PCI: 8086:4222 Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG [Golan] Network Connection
    PCI: 8086:4227 Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG [Golan] Network Connection

The following list is based on the alias fields of modinfo iwl4965 in Debian 3.2.0 (3.2.46-1) kernel images.

  • PCI: 8086:4229 Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 4965 AG or AGN [Kedron] Network Connection
    PCI: 8086:4230 Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 4965 AG or AGN [Kedron] Network Connection

See Also


CategoryHardware | CategoryWireless