No wireless interfaces displaied
jyrgen.dengo at gmail.com
Mon Jun 11 16:55:30 UTC 2007
I went to the windows environment and checked out that I have.
Bus 1, Device 2, Function 0 Intel PRO/Wireless 2915ABG Network Connection
Bus 1, Device 1, Function 0 Realtek RTL8139 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
Hopefully this helps, I found other's having problems with the support for
this card too, but ubuntu seemed to handle it correctly.
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Heim" <jheim at math.wisc.edu>
To: "Linux for blind general discussion" <blinux-list at redhat.com>
Sent: Monday, June 11, 2007 5:11 PM
Subject: Re: No wireless interfaces displaied
> I'm thinking that "not turned on" means the drivers were not loaded.
> A driver is a program the operating system uses to control a piece of
> hardware like a wireless ethernet card. If you don't load the driver, the
> operating system doesn't know the the device even exists. With wireless
> cards, they identify themselves via a string of text which you can see if
> you run the 'discover' command. That string is used by the operating
> system to identify the card and then the proper driver is supposed to be
> loaded automatically. So something went wrong there when you installed
> If this is a fairly new laptop, it is possible that the driver wasn't
> available at the time when the installation CD you used was crated. What
> you need to do is find out which driver (if any) is used with your
> ethernet card and load the driver. Run either the lspci command or the
> discover command and find out exactly which wireless ethernet card you
> have. Post that info to this list and then we can figure out which driver
> will work with your card.
> I installed finally my debian etch system and managed to install the
> wireless-tools package. I ran the iwconfig command and the system showd
> that now wireless interfaces were supported or found. I did it all in the
> console. Then I handed it over to my instructor, he told that the network
> cards were turned off, but after turning them on, there was no change.
> Should I have ran an iwlist command first and if there's a way to solve
> this problem, please answer.
> With regards
> Jürgen Dengo
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