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Unable To Scan For Wireless Networks


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#1 seedsofchaos

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 03:38 PM

First of all, I'm a complete Linux newbie so please forgive the ignorance on some things.

iwlist scan reveals:

lo, eth0, and eth1 all do not support scanning and reports 'no such device' on eth1

When I do a iwconfig though it shows lo and eth0 as no wireless extensions. eth1 on the other hand it shows my wireless card:

IEEE 802.11b/g ESSID:any/off Nickname:"COMPUTERNAME"
Mode: Ad-Hoc Cell:Invalid
RTS thr: off Fragment thr: off


Or at least I think that would be showing my wireless card...

Problem is I attempt to: ifconfig eth1 up and get SIOCSIFFLAGS: no such file or directory

If I iwlist eth1 scan it just tells me the device doesn't support scanning again.

Any push in the right direction is much appreciated.

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Posted 22 March 2008 - 07:56 AM

Try this link. It is what worked for me. http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=6...;highlight=gilf

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Posted 25 March 2008 - 10:51 AM

Unfortunately this old box of mine can't run Ubuntu.

Right now it's running OpenSuse 10.3.

I've tried using the live CD and installing Ubuntu to no avail. Thanks for the reply though! :D

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Posted 25 March 2008 - 02:23 PM

Unfortunately this old box of mine can't run Ubuntu.

Right now it's running OpenSuse 10.3.

I've tried using the live CD and installing Ubuntu to no avail. Thanks for the reply though! :D


Try Xubuntu. Uses the Xfce desktop environment instead of GNOME; XFCE uses the GTK toolkit but not the GNOME libraries. Canonical's dev team makes it look like Ubuntu but it takes up a lot less RAM.

It can be downloaded here.

Edited by Foster Grant, 25 March 2008 - 02:23 PM.


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Posted 25 March 2008 - 03:05 PM

What kind of wireless card do you have?

I'm thinking that your Linux distro might not have the right driver installed for the card. I've seen it before where it will tell you what kind of card you have but it doesn't work properly because there isn't a suitable driver.

You might want to check with your card manufacturer to see if they provide an updated Linux driver.




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