[driverloader] Unable to get wlan0 working
sroy at nextit.com
Thu Dec 30 19:23:08 EST 2004
Thanks for getting back to me and for your advice.. The answer was switching on the RF via Func+F2 and voila! It all works. Now I gotta send another email to you guys to get me a permanent license key for a new MAC. What info would you like me to send to you to get this to happen?
From: Linuxant support (Jonathan) [mailto:support at linuxant.com]
Sent: Thursday, December 30, 2004 8:38 AM
To: Shantu Roy
Cc: driverloader at lists.linuxant.com
Subject: Re: [driverloader] Unable to get wlan0 working
do you see any access point(s) in the output of the 'iwlist scanning'
command in a root shell? If not, it is possible that the problem is
related to the radio LED/button as you have mentioned.
Do you have a RF button that you need to press to have a wireless
connection under Windows XP? If yes, please try to use this button to
see if it makes a difference. On some laptops, you will need a special
driver or this button will not work. In this case, you could boot the
laptop in Windows XP, press the button and then reboot (not a cold
boot!) in Linux to see if there is a difference.
Finally, you could try with different versions of the Windows XP driver
to see if there is a difference.
If you require more assistance, please send at support at linuxant.com the
output of 'dumpdiag'. Type the following in a root shell:
Just send us the generated file located in /tmp
('driverloaderdiag.txt'). It'll help us solve the problem.
Technical specialist / Linuxant
support at linuxant.com
Shantu Roy wrote:
> I have a dell latitude D800 with the Broadcom 1400 a/b/g miniPCI card.
> I am having a hell of a time getting that interface working. The
> install goes rather painlessly and during boot I see the kernel driver
> being loaded but can't get the interface to ever really work. The
> interface shows up on ifconfig and iwconfig. I did notice the status
> light on the interface never do come on, it almost looks like there is
> a disconnect b/w the OS and the hardware, but of course no error in
> dmesg or anything.
> Any thoughts?
> Shantu Roy
> Next IT Corporation
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