Truemobile 1150 scanning support

Todd Deshane deshantm at
Tue Jun 14 05:38:28 UTC 2005

I would also be interested in this kind of information.
I have a: 
Orinoco 11 Mbps Wireless LAN PC Card (Lucent Technologies)

and have been told that scanning is supported if the orinoco 
drivers are patched, but haven't had much luck figure out
how to do it.

Why don't the drivers for cards that support scanning, come
automatically with this support?  This has been one of my 
biggest problems when using wireless with linux (ubuntu) when
people that are using other OSes can scan for an access points
that I can't get to. 

I do have to say that Ubuntu has been great for detecting hardware
and making things work out of the box, so I know that it will be ready
eventually, any insight on what is going on/ what I might be doing wrong
would be very much appreciated.


On 6/13/05, Tony Arnold <tony.arnold at> wrote:
> 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.
> Regards,
> Tony.
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