Re: Card cannot scan

On Fri, 27 May 2005, Timothy Murphy wrote:
> Can I assume that NM will not work with my WiFi card
> if I get the following response?
> ====================================
> [tim martha ~]$ sudo iwlist eth0 scan
> eth0      Interface doesn't support scanning : Operation not supported
> ====================================
> My card is a Lucent/Orinoco Gold PCMCIA card (11b), firmware version 8.72.
> I am running Fedora-3,
> and using the orinoco_cs module.

The orinoco driver in the upstream kernel does _not_ support wireless scanning.  
Orinoco CVS ( does have that code and it is being slowly merged 
into the upstream kernel.

If the card doesn't support scanning, NetworkManager will tell you that when you 
plug it in the first time.  It will then allow you to use the card, but only in 
full manual mode.  You'll be able to see all of your "allowed" networks in the 
NetworkManager applet menu, regardless of whether or not they are actually 
available.  You can then choose one and NM won't change from that network until 
you choose another one.  You can connect to new networks with the "Other 
wireless network..." menu option.


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