Where can I test out wifi?

Lennart Sorensen lsorense-1wCw9BSqJbv44Nm34jS7GywD8/FfD2ys at public.gmane.org
Fri Nov 13 16:33:46 UTC 2009

On Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 02:49:04AM -0500, Walter Dnes wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 12, 2009 at 01:37:15PM -0300, Marcelo Cavalcante wrote
> > Well.. What's your OS?
>   Gentoo with Fluxbox WM.
> > Have any wifi software like wicd, networkmanager, etc.. ?
>   Not when I wrote the email... maybe that's why I get...
> [aa1][root][/usr/src/linux] iwlist wlan0 scanning
> wlan0     Interface doesn't support scanning : Network is down
> [...later...]
>   The Knoppix boot key does see 5 wireless networks in my building.  I
> get 5 listings like your "NeuronetZvovo".  That's surprising, since
> Knoppix is using the Ath5k driver and lspci -v says that my netbook has
> 03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR242x 802.11abg Wireless PCI Express Adapter (rev 01)
>         Subsystem: Foxconn International, Inc. Device e00d
>   If the Knoppix ethernet driver worked, I'd be very tempted to blow
> away Gentoo on the netbook, and do a hard-disk install of Knoppix.
> Under Gentoo, I emerged ath5k and networkmanager and got...

Well strangely the ath5k covers a lot of atheros 2k as well.  There have
been some bugs at times in the kernel for that driver, so it might work
in one kernel, break in the next one, work again in the one after that.
It is getting there though.

Len Sorensen
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