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wlan recognised as ethernet
I'm new to Linux. I started using it at Uni (studying Comp-Sci), but their Linux is teh_ugly and really really slow and I always make the Gnome desktop crash... So I decided to see if that was just the schools build or generally that way. So I chose Knoppix because I don't need to install anything. I can say Knoppix is running faster on my laptop, but not by much... that's either because it runs from CD or because I have a Toshiba laptop, and Toshiba sucks.
I went with Knoppix because I have previously used it as a restore Windows help, when some kind of weird failure occurs. Now I use full copies of HDDs so it's not required anymore.
Now to my real problem. My laptop has one wireless card, one ethernet, and one dial up modem. I want to set the wireless to Master and got an error in the terminal:Code:
iwconfig wlan0 mode Master Error for wireless request "Set Mode" (8B06) : SET failed on device wlan0 ; Operation not permitted.Code:
iwconfig wlan0 mode Master Error for wireless request "Set Mode" (8B06) : SET failed on device wlan0 ; No such device.Code:
iwconfig lo no wireless extensions. eth0 IEEE 802.11b ESSID:"" Nickname:"HERMES I" Mode:Managed Frequency:2.442 GHz Access Point: 00:03:52:EA:D6:90 Bit Rate:11 Mb/s Sensitivity:1/3 Retry limit:4 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off Encryption key:off Power Management:off Link Quality=0/92 Signal level=-83 dBm Noise level=-121 dBm Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0 Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0 eth1 no wireless extensions. sit0 no wireless extensions.Code:
iwconfig eth0 mode Master Error for wireless request "Set Mode" (8B06) : SET failed on device eth0 ; Operation not supported.
P.S. For some reason I am enjoying Linux, probably because it's all new and shiny.