need help setting up my wireless radio on my laptop

    I am trying to set up my wireless radio on my Toshiba Satellite laptop,  it has an Intel Pro/wireless 3945ABG hardware.  Iam lost,  I downloaded the driver from the intel web site and have been unable to install it properly , I would like to use the wireless feature but will need some help to install it, has anyone been successful at performing this task?John


I've had a similar headache

I've had a similar headache before. The only takeaway for me, was paying extra attention to /etc/interfaces configuration file and do not install any wireless connection utilities (Wi-Fi etc). If you define wlan0 device, even if you don't have one, it would fix the connections troubles. Guess it is looking for wlan0 entry in the /etc/interfaces file.Hope it helps.~v

I got a similar problem when

I got a similar problem when I did an update from Hardy 8.04 to 8.10 ! The wireless stopped working, Actually the Gnome NetworkManager didn't start at all. After some searching I found this solution that fixed everything ! (I live in Sweden...):"The iwl3945 wireless driver defaults to the US regulatory domain for wireless, so wireless networks on channels forbidden by US regulations but permitted by European or Japanese regulations will not work out of the box. This affects IEEE 802.11b/g channels 12 (Europe and Japan), 13 (Europe and Japan), and 14 (Japan only), as well as all 802.11a channels. (Some other wireless drivers may be affected; this is the only one we are sure of so far.)To work around this, add the following line to the /etc/modprobe.d/options file if you use this driver and need to use European wireless channels:options cfg80211 ieee80211_regdom=EU"