[ubuntu-in] How to test if the wifi hardware is working
ramnarayan.k at gmail.com
Fri Jan 30 11:21:08 GMT 2009
maybe i am being para annoyed ;-)
and there are not wifi networks around so my tools don't show anything
On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 3:49 AM, Aanjhan R <aanjhan at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 2:29 AM, ramnarayan.k at gmail.com
> <ramnarayan.k at gmail.com> wrote:
>> so is there anyway i can diagnose if my hardware has gone faulty ??
> 1. type "iwconfig". it must list down your Wireless interface if its
> working and all through.
wlan0 IEEE 802.11abg ESSID:""
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Retry min limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr=2352 B
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
> 2. You can also do lsmod and check whether iwl3945 is loaded or not
output from lsmod
iwl3945 98804 0
so i guess its loaded and runnin
> 3. Check your lspci output for your network controller.
> Just a curious question. If you are on Intrepid you should
> automatically be having network-manager as your default network
> manager to list and select wireless/wired networks. I am not sure why
> you prefer to this way round.
yes it does, but i like swscanner because if its turned on it
remembers what all wifi access points it saw and it shows everything
in a summary
i like the watch iwlist command because it feels nice and seems reliable
I guess my wifi is working and there is nothing really to worry about
, except the lack of any wifi services around where i am
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