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Joe Zeff 02-09-2011 07:51 PM

WPA and no wireless detected
 
On 02/09/2011 12:29 PM, Manuel Escudero wrote:
> (As Root in your terminal)
>
> 1.- sudo yum -y install rfkill

If you're already root (Not, notice, Root; case always matters in
Linux.) there's no need for sudo here.
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Paolo Galtieri 02-09-2011 08:01 PM

WPA and no wireless detected
 
On 02/09/11 13:13, John Pierce wrote:
> Greetings all!
>
> I have been away from Fedora for some time, but came home to old
> faithful after realizing that OpenSuse was going to take forever to
> patch up the kernel to fix a buggy DSDT for my Toshiba labtops.
>
> Here is my problem, along with some details:
>
> I have two Toshiba L505D-GS6000 laptops that are identical, I truly
> mean identical. Running lspci on both machines will yield the same
> exact configuration.
>
> I installed Fedora 14 on laptop 1, updated the system, installed wicd
> and removed networkmanager (I do not like it), and then ran the
> following commands.
>
> I ran make clean&& make&& make install for the Realtek driver that I
> need for my wireless card, all went well and I was able to modprobe it
> successfully.
>
> I then opened wicd and it saw my wireless router (WPA secured), I gave
> it the necessary credentials and all is fine, typing this post from
> that machine.
>
> LAPTOP 2
>
> Everything went identically to the above process, but I have no
> listing for WPA authentication. I have insured that wpa_supplicant is
> running and all versions are the same.
>
> I am now at a complete loss to figure out what is keeping it from
> scanning the networks.
>
> Any thoughts, ideas, comments would be greatly appreciated.
>

what does

iwlist <interface> scanning show?

e.g.

iwlist wlan0 scanning

should display info about existing access points with wlan0 being the
wireless interface.

Paolo

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