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Old 05-18-2004, 12:40 AM   #1
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Cannot scan for APs with my card

Hi folks,

I am experiencing what I think is a bit of weird behavior with my setup and I'm hoping someone else has a good answer as to how to solve it.

When I attempt to execute "iwlist wlan0 scan," I get an error message to the effect that that "Interface doesn't support scanning : Function not implemented." I find this odd, because similar functionality (site survey) works under Windows XP just find.

Also, on a related note, I can connect to an access point if I hard-code the SSID into the different commands to initiate a connection, but I cannot get any sort of dynamically assigned IP from access points I know that run DHCP.

I am using Mandrake 9.2 on a laptop with the Netgear MA111 USB adapter, running the prism2 drivers from the linux-wlan project, running Wireless-Tools v 26 and Wirless Extension v15.

Any help or pointers would be greatly appreciated.

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