i can't use the wifi interface to connect to the internet. what i did was:
hitting 10 times refresh, still the ap did not show up so i could make advanced settings like wpa.
- /etc/init.d/networking start
- /etc/init.d/wicd start
- starting wicd
- trying to add hidden ssid in wicd (network -> hidden network)
iwconfig wlan0 shows that the hidden essid is set.
/var/log/wicd/wicd.log says when having debug on in wicd:
2010/01/25 09:23:17 :: ifconfig eth0
2010/01/25 09:23:18 :: scanning start
2010/01/25 09:23:18 :: ifconfig wlan0 up
2010/01/25 09:23:18 :: iwlist wlan0 scan
2010/01/25 09:23:18 :: scanning done
2010/01/25 09:23:18 :: found 0 networks:
2010/01/25 09:23:18 :: iwconfig wlan0
2010/01/25 09:23:18 :: ifconfig eth0
nearby is an ap without hidden essid. even this won't be found. when having essid broadcast on, still mine won't be found.
iwlist wlan0 scan
wlan0 Interface doesn't support scanning : Network is down
03:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation WiFi Link 1000 Series
Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device 1205
Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 32 bytes
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 30
Region 0: Memory at fdffe000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8K]
Capabilities: [c8] Power Management version 3
Flags: PMEClk- DSI+ D1- D2- AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0+,D1-,D2-,D3hot+,D3cold+)
Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-
Capabilities: [d0] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit+ Queue=0/0 Enable+
Address: 00000000fee0300c Data: 41a9
Capabilities: [e0] Express (v1) Endpoint, MSI 00
DevCap: MaxPayload 128 bytes, PhantFunc 0, Latency L0s <512ns, L1 unlimited
ExtTag- AttnBtn- AttnInd- PwrInd- RBE+ FLReset+
DevCtl: Report errors: Correctable- Non-Fatal- Fatal- Unsupported-
RlxdOrd+ ExtTag- PhantFunc- AuxPwr- NoSnoop+ FLReset-
MaxPayload 128 bytes, MaxReadReq 128 bytes
DevSta: CorrErr+ UncorrErr- FatalErr- UnsuppReq+ AuxPwr+ TransPend-
LnkCap: Port #0, Speed 2.5GT/s, Width x1, ASPM L0s L1, Latency L0 <128ns, L1 <32us
ClockPM+ Suprise- LLActRep- BwNot-
LnkCtl: ASPM L0s L1 Enabled; RCB 64 bytes Disabled- Retrain- CommClk+
ExtSynch- ClockPM- AutWidDis- BWInt- AutBWInt-
LnkSta: Speed 2.5GT/s, Width x1, TrErr- Train- SlotClk+ DLActive- BWMgmt- ABWMgmt-
Capabilities:  Advanced Error Reporting <?>
Capabilities:  Device Serial Number (censored :p)
Kernel driver in use: iwlagn
Kernel modules: iwlagn
in /lib/firmware, there's no "iwlwifi-1000-*.ucode", which seems to be the problem.
look here Intel® Wireless WiFi Link drivers for Linux*.
the problem with this firmware is that iwlagn does not support version 3 firmware.
anybody knows a solution?
i guess the solution is to get the newest kernel + iwlagn module.
how is a new kernel compiled on bt without breaking everything?