Intel 3945ABG built in Wireless and Afterburner

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by RonV, May 2, 2007.

  1. RonV

    RonV Network Guru Member


    I have been running my Buffalo router with afterburner enabled under Tomato for some time now and keep up with the versions. I am running version 1.06.0981 on a WHR-G54S.

    I have multiple wireless devices connecting just fine. Two Buffalo WHR-G45S in client bridge and a linksys 54G in client bridge. One laptop with a Intel 2200BG with XP.

    Another laptop is running a Intel 3945ABG with vista. Using either the Intel or MS drivers I cannot connect to my root router. I can see it trying to connect but it never sees a security packet according to the event viewer.

    If I change my root router to disable afterburner the laptop with the Intel 3945ABG connects just fine. When this laptop was running XP it never had a connection issue.

    The so far Gateway has not been any help at all. Their solution was to disable afterburner. I don't want to do this since afterburner has given me a bit more bandwidth between devices. What else can I look at to get this laptop to connect with afterburner turned on?

  2. njeske

    njeske Network Guru Member

    i had to disable afterburner in my WRT54G units too when i dell laptop with that wireless card in it. it's the only wireless card i've ever run across that won't work when afterburner is enabled. i'd blame intel before i blamed the linksys code base.

    i had the same problem with Thibor's HyperWRT version prior to loading Tomato, so i doubt it's a Tomato problem.

    edit: my laptop is running XP, not Vista. so i suppose it's possible intel finally fixed the issue in their XP drivers. although i haven't heard of a driver update for their wireless cards in quite a while.
  3. RonV

    RonV Network Guru Member

    I agree its not Tomato but my searching though google hasn't turned up anything other than a few posts about the same happing with DD-WRT.

    The bigger question is how do we get the vendors to respond. Intel directs all support to the vender sales channel. In my case it is Gateway and they already closed the case with the "Turn off afterburner" comment.
  4. njeske

    njeske Network Guru Member

    unfortunately, that's the same result i got with Dell support. in fact, they didn't even know to turn off aferburner. i ended up emailing Jon asking if he knew what was up and he told me to turn it off.
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