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    Default problems & intel wifi 1000 & hidden ssid


    i can't use the wifi interface to connect to the internet. what i did was:

    • /etc/init.d/networking start
    • /etc/init.d/wicd start
    • startx
    • starting wicd
    • trying to add hidden ssid in wicd (network -> hidden network)
    hitting 10 times refresh, still the ap did not show up so i could make advanced settings like wpa.

    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: [100] Advanced Error Reporting <?>
            Capabilities: [140] Device Serial Number (censored :p)
            Kernel driver in use: iwlagn
            Kernel modules: iwlagn
    please help.

    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?
    Last edited by tehgame; 02-01-2010 at 06:06 PM.

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    Just burned his ISO
    Join Date
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    Default Re: problems & intel wifi 1000 & hidden ssid

    I'm having this same exact problem. When I use 'apt-get update' it doesn't prompt to install/upgrade the new kernel, which from doing some research, would surely solve my problem as well. If anybody could chime in that would be awesome. I am new and I have been searching my butt off to fix this but haven't figured it out quite yet.

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