04-02-2010 01:28 PM
Thanks in advance,
04-04-2010 11:54 PM
I know exactly what you are talking about. Let me see, you have Dell 620s with Intel 3945ABG cards and you are most likely running a 12.x series or the 13.0.0.x series driver? Intel had a problem with AP selection in these driver sets causing the same problem for me, however we are mainly a Dell 620 shop so it was pretty painful. I have been working directly with our Intel POC and he provided a 126.96.36.1991 engineering build driver set which worked well but it will not be released publicly. The 13.1.1 driver had the fix rolled into it, but is not out yet for the 3945, due to issues they have been battling with power settings. I can however provide you with that driver, the work around on that issue is manually configuring power management settings to (CAM) Constantly Awake Mode to prevent the card being disabled randomly in Device Manager. Sent you a private message to hammer out driver delivery.
04-05-2010 08:37 PM
The way Dell works with Intel and power management it is a must that you set the Power Management accordingly, see below:
The Power Management setting is determined by the INF file (NETw5x32.inf) and the laptop manufacturer. Some manufacturers choose “default,” while others choose something else. Dell is one company that has power management enabled regardless of the power source. Here is a section from the INF file.
The PowerIndex value determines the laptop behavior and the appearance of the PowerManagement setting in the NCPA. PowerIndex has a range of 0 to 6. 0 = no power savings. 5 = maximum power savings. A value of 6 translates to “default” behavior. Default behavior is to disable power savings mode when on AC power (i.e. level 0) and enable power savings when on battery (i.e. level 3. I’m not sure why level 5 was not chosen). If PowerIndex is hard coded to 3 (like it is in the data above), power savings mode is enabled regardless of the power source. Power savings mode enabled (i.e. PowerIndex = 3) is causing problems for the 3945. The workaround is to set the PowerIndex to 0 and disable power savings at all times. Setting the PowerIndex to 6 or “default” will disable power savings mode when using AC power, but there will be problems when the user is on battery.
04-06-2010 06:28 AM
Which Intel utility are you using? Is it the one from Intel website or Dell's website. In my conversations with Intel, they will not support Dell's Intel utility since they do things in the background to support Dell's laptop hardware. I have been using the supplicant from Intel for the past three years with no issues (D620), but since our desktop support that creates laptop images decided to use Dell's Intel supplicant, he has been having issues. His requirement was to access the laptop and push Microsoft patches while the laptop is logged off. His solution was to create another userid in the profile to login to the domain, not the userid that is logging in, which bypass security. A battle that I'm fighting at the moment.
10-29-2010 03:03 PM
Which looks complitely opposite to what we have with Intel card...
Any ideas about this?
Thanks in advance,