After purchasing a new wireless card of ebay. I found out that it was a preproduction knock off. You can see [Intels view on this ]. In order to get it working on linux you need to hack the driver. This is a hack and i mean a hack, it took me 2 seconds but now my wireless card is working. iwl-eeprom.c.patch --- linux-2.6.34-gentoo-r1-orig/drivers/net/wireless/iwlwifi/iwl-eeprom.c 2010-05-16 23:17:36.000000000 +0200 +++ linux-2.6.34-gentoo-r1/drivers/net/wireless/iwlwifi/iwl-eeprom.c 2010-09-02 19:04:12.