Hi everyone,
Wondering if anyone else has had a problem connecting to Wifi at a
Hennepin County library. I was at the Edina branch today, and I was
not able to connect -- I could see a lot of available access points,
but my machine continuously failed to get an IP address.

I've got an older Thinkpad with an intel adapter. Here's the info from my dmesg:

erikm at hemingway:~$ dmesg | grep iwl
[    6.417652] iwl3945: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG/BG Network
Connection driver for Linux, in-tree:s
[    6.417656] iwl3945: Copyright(c) 2003-2011 Intel Corporation
[    6.417720] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
[    6.417736] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
[    6.473205] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: Tunable channels: 11 802.11bg, 13
802.11a channels
[    6.473209] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: Detected Intel Wireless WiFi Link 3945ABG
[    6.473359] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: irq 49 for MSI/MSI-X
[    6.564456] ieee80211 phy0: Selected rate control algorithm 'iwl-3945-rs'
[   22.132836] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: loaded firmware version

Unfortunately I didn't get details on the infrastructure they have at
the library. I can probably go get that at some point in the next few
days if necessary.

Has anyone run into this kind of issue?


Erik K. Mitchell
erik.mitchell at gmail.com