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Old 12-04-2008, 08:56 PM   #16
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Check ifconfig as root and see if the interface is there. You may just need to set up the wireless configuration - not sure if you can use iwconfig with ndiswrapper or not - can't remember.
 
Old 12-04-2008, 09:35 PM   #17
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I did when I was using the wrong drivers* -- one other thing to check would be
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iwlist scanning wlan0
but if your network manager isn't showing anything that probably won't either.

*I blame the drivers, but I found out 6 months later that my wireless card was faulty, and in a line of faulty hardware, so it may have been a hardware issue.
 
Old 12-12-2008, 01:28 AM   #18
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Hey! Sorry it's taken me a week to get back to you guys, but thanks again for your help. I checked ifconfig and didn't see anything listed for wireless (I should have seen a subsection entitled wlan0, right?). I tried the iwlist thing that was suggested, but I didn't get anything (it said iwlist: unknown command `wlan0' (check 'iwlist --help')).

When I downloaded the drivers from the website, I got 4 possible ones to use with my wireless adapter. Two of them didn't work, and the other two said they were installed (at different times, I didn't install both of them at once because I figured that probably wouldn't work), but didn't get the adapter to detect any wireless networks.

Also, I used this wireless adapter a few weeks ago with this computer when I still had Windows installed, and it worked perfectly.

Does anyone have another idea? I can connect to the internet through a cable no problem, so I may call it quits unless there's something else I can try.
 
  


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