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I installed Fedora 17 on my Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 laptop, but the wireless card is not showing up when I do sudo iwconfig. I am quite sure that it is only a driver issue, because when I boot into Windows 8, the wireless works fine. I have searched the Internet, but I can not a driver that works. I do not even know which wireless card is in it.

If anyone knows what wireless card is in a Z580, or if anyone knows which driver I need, please help. Thanks in advance.


lspci -vv reported the wireless card as an Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG. I loaded iwl3945, thinking that would resolve the problem. But it still didn't show up when I ran sudo ifconfig or sudo iwconfig. Any ideas?

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OK, here is what I did:
* brought back the laptop
* ordered a used laptop online

I have been reading around, and I think that iwl3945 is the correct driver, so not quite sure why it didn't work, I guess I'll never know.

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