wpi: "Radio transmitter is turned off"

Benjamin Close Benjamin.Close at clearchain.com
Wed Jan 16 13:42:18 PST 2008

Arne Schwabe wrote:
> Bill Moran schrieb:
>> I'm running 7 on an IBM Lenovo T61.
>> I'm having some weirdness with the 802.11 card.  It's a Intel Pro
>> 3945ABG, which appears to be supported by the wpi driver.  Rebuilding
>> the kernel with wpi support causes the NIC to be detected and a
>> wpi0 interface is created, but when I do "ifconfig wpi0 up" I get
>> a message that the radio transmitter is turned off.
>> ?
>> I've searched through the BIOS and the card is enabled everywhere I can
>> find.  Perusing both the ifconfig and the wpi man page hasn't clued me
>> in to what I can do to turn the radio on.  My google searches have
>> turned up nothing but pointers to the wpi driver source code.
>> Any advice/pointers will be welcome at this stage. :)
> Only to rule out the obvious. Is the wlan switch on your notebook in 
> the right position?
Perfect response. Wpi emits this message when the hardware switch is 
turned off. I'll update the message to be a little more informative and 
more importantly I'll update the man page.

    wpi maintainer

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