Posted 28 August 2009 - 11:00 PM
My chipset will--or would, as the case may be--only connect to a wireless network using the wireless utility provided by intel. Until recently, it worked fine. I had my wireless information saved into the utility, so it was a matter of opening the utility and connecting. About a month ago, I noticed the 'connect:' button would be grayed out if I tried to connect to any other wireless networks. It didn't bother me, because it would connect to mine because, as I said, the I had my wireless information saved in a profile. Last night my internet wasn't working, so I tried to connect to another network and deleted my profile. Now, it will find 12 wireless networks in range, but if I click on any of them, including mine, the 'connect:' button will be grayed out. The switch for the wifi hardware is on, and I've tried toggling it on and off to no avail.
I have no clue what's going on with it. I've tried updating the drivers but nothing changes it. I am only able to connect to the internet through my linux (ubuntu) partition. I used the
'lshw' command in the ubuntu terminal to print the information on my hardware for your help. This is what it shows:
description: Wireless interface
product: PRO/Wireless 3945ABG [Golan] Network Connection
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
logical name: wmaster0
width: 32 bits
capabilities: bus_master cap_list logical ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=iwl3945 ip=192.168.2.100 latency=0 module=iwl3945 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11abg
Thanks in advance!
P.S. If you give me any instruction, I'll save it in a text doc and write it to my windows partition, perform the actions, test it, and come back to ubuntu to report should it not work.
I also wish I could fix it so I can just use windows xp to manage my wireless connections. I could never get that to work, however.