Intel PRO/Wireless 4965AGN Mini-PCI Express Adapter
42T0865, 42T0867, 42T0869, 42T0871, 42T0905 : Intel PRO/Wireless 4965AGN (11n enabled)
42T0873, 42T0875, 42T0877, 42T0879, : Intel PRO/Wireless 4965AGN (11n disabled)
(From T61 Hardware maintenance Manual)
Some ThinkPads have a hardware switch that must be in the on position for the radio to work, regardless of driver state:
Procedures for using this card under Linux using Intel wireless driver
- Installing Debian Lenny on a ThinkPad T61#WiFi: Intel 4965AGN
ThinkPads this card may be found in
- lacks promiscuous mode sniffing capability (however, works OK in Linux (2.6.27 onward) with aircrack), good signal strength meter (see notes "sharing Experience" at the bottom of link below).Talk:Intel_PRO/Wireless_4965AGN_Mini-PCI_Express_Adapter
- Iwl4965/iwlagn driver can cause kernel panics in some cases on Ubuntu Hardy 8.04 and Intrepid 8.10 (and possibly others). See Intrepid release note and Launchpad entry. Some sources say this is fixed in linux-backports-modules-intrepid-generic, while others still report kernel panics with the backported module.
- [iwl4965] Wireless enabled/activity LED does not light under ubuntu hardy (8.04.1). There are reports that this is fixed in intrepid (8.10). Front panel switch ... at front under the keyboard ... does disable both wifi and bluetooth. The bluetooth LED cycles on/off with the switch appropriately. Only 802.11 wifi LED is problematic.