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Old 19th July 2005, 06:12 PM
Wareagle Offline
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Network Manager Can't Scan?

I just installed Fedora 4 yesterday and am fairly new to Linux. I was able to get NetworkManager installed and running in my systray, but when I start it, I get a message saying that scanning is not available. I presume this means it is unable to scan for wireless networks in range and I must manually input the SSID for it to work.

Windows was able to do this just fine. I had an icon in my systray that I could double-click, and it would give me a list of wireless networks that it found. This is supposed to be the way NetworkManager works, right? So why can't my card scan? Do I need to update the drivers?

Fedora detects it as an Intersil PRISM2 11mbps wireless adapter. In Windows, it was a "Toshiba Wireless LAN mini PCI card." (It's an Orinoco chipset.)
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Old 20th July 2005, 04:42 AM
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Update the kernel, like with
yum update
I distinctly remember a recent kernel change log containing "Make orinoco driver suck less. (Scanning/roaming/ethtool support)."
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