WiFi Management

Mikie kmb at mikienet.com
Mon Sep 17 18:20:35 UTC 2012

>The driver may not have been installed;
lsmod shows:

and I have:

>or there may be a conflict with another driver that you need to manually blacklist.
how would I check?

>If you are seeing a "wlan0" interface at all, then the driver is probably there...
Yesterday I got some results with iwlist but the result is stuck and never changes.
The blue light never flashes with activity like in Windows.
It stays on always ... unlike when I boot Windows on this box.

>what messages do you get when you run this command:
>sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart
* Running /etc/init.d/networking restart is deprecated because it may not enable again some interfaces
* Reconfiguring network interfaces...
RTNETLINK answers: No such process
Failed to bring up wlan0.

>Does wlan0 appear when you run, say "iwlist scan"?
today it reports:
wlan0	No scan results

>Can you compare a working system with your current system?
>If so, see what network driver your wifi needs, and make sure that driver is loaded and that no other driver is loaded that might conflict.
>Try googling "Alfa AWUS036NHR linux driver".
it's in the kernel already.

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