Globe Trotter wrote: > --- Claude Jones <cjones levitjames com> wrote: > >> On Thu September 6 2007, Globe Trotter wrote: >>> I get nothing, which is perhaps likely because nm-applet is part of >>> NetworkManager-gnome? >>> >>> Thanks again! >>> Trotter >> again, I suggest you give wifi-radar a try - it will do exactly what you >> described - it opens a GUI, gives you a list of available wireless networks, >> gives you the ability to configure security, offers a connect to command, and >> >> does an excellent job of starting/stopping the radios on a couple of laptops >> I've tried it on that wouldn't respond to other utilities - I can't speak to >> network-manager; people who have it working successfully swear by it, but >> there are tons of complaints and discussions about it come up repeatedly on >> this list >> >> to be clear, I've not tried wifi-radar on a lot of machines - it could have >> its own set of issues; I don't see it discussed negatively ever, but, that >> could be just that a lot of people don't use it - in any event, it will take >> you no more than 5 minutes to install it and give it a shot if you're still >> looking for a solution > > Hi Claude, > > I did try it last night. It came up with nothing and I got the following error > messages on console: > > eth1 Interface doesn't support scanning. > > eth1: error fetching interface information: Device not found > eth1 No such device > > eth1 Interface doesn't support scanning. > > eth1: error fetching interface information: Device not found > eth1 No such device > > ............................ > > repeatedly. > > I don't know. Maybe I need some more stuff set up before I can do anything? Is > there a webpage with a helpfile or manual somewhere? Of course, I should google > it, haven't done that yet. Will do so, now. > > Many thanks and best wishes, > Trotter > The error is because your wireless device is not eth1, or does not have the driver loaded for it. You may have to configure wifi-radar for the correct device for your system. It defaults to eth9, but you can change it. I don't have it installed on this machine, but going from memory, the file is something like /etc/wifi-radar/wifi-radar.conf. (The coffee isn't done yet, so my memory isn't completely trustworthy. ) You can find out your wireless device by running iwconfig, and seeing what device has wireless extensions. It may be wlan0 instead of eth1. This is driver dependent - not all drivers use the same device. Mikkel -- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!
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