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Old 04-08-2006, 02:43 PM   #1
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Unhappy "Bad address"

iwlist scan
ra0 interface doesn't support scanning: Bad address

root@darkstar: [...]#

What does "Bad address" mean? Do I have to pull the card out and plug it somewhere else?

Old 04-08-2006, 02:46 PM   #2
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You could just have an unsupported card for scanning. Check the hardware compatibility list for your card and see if it's on there. If not, you're SOL.
Old 04-08-2006, 04:11 PM   #3
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Yes, the card is unsupported. The Opensource drivers (from the community) is very broken, and the ones on their website is not well documented.

To what I saw, I need to recompile wireless tools and the drivers in order to support the new wireless extensions in the linux kernels after version 2.6.12 .

I'll make it work... somehow, then I'll post back here how I got the RT61 raLink cards work on slackware 10.1 (my profile is not a good indication of what distro I use: I have about 4 different computer with different distros...)


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