Truemobile 1150 scanning support

Tony Arnold tony.arnold at
Mon Jun 13 12:27:38 UTC 2005

I have a Dell C.400 laptop with a Truemobile 1150 wireless adaptor
installed internally. The 1150, I believe, is an Orinoco adaptor based
on the Prism 2 chipset.

The problem is that the driver that comes with Hoary does not support
scanning on this card and so utilities such as Wifi-Radar and the neat
script on the Ubuntu WiFiHowto
( pages (which relies on doing
an iwlist scan) do not work.

As I move from home to work and connect to several different networks,
the above utilities would be really useful.

Does anyone have any experience or can point to any documentation on a
version of the driver that does support scanning and if so can you help
me with the details of building and installing such a driver?

Does the driver under Breezy support scanning to anybodies knowledge?

All help very much appreciated as usual.

Tony Arnold, IT Security Coordinator, University of Manchester,
IT Services Division, Kilburn Building, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL.
T: +44 (0)161 275 6093, F: +44 (0)870 136 1004, M: +44 (0)773 330 0039
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