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All, I am getting this error when trying to run iwlist scanning on my wireless card (pcmcia Linksys Card v3): eth1 Interface doesn't support scanning : Operation not supported I ...
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    iwlist scanning is not supported ...


    All,
    I am getting this error when trying to run iwlist scanning on my wireless card (pcmcia Linksys Card v3):
    eth1 Interface doesn't support scanning : Operation not supported

    I am running FC3 on my laptop. The wireless is a Linksys. The module used is: pcmcia_core 50945 3 orinoco_cs,pcmcia,yenta_socket

    eth1 IEEE 802.11-DS ESSID:"XXXXX" Nickname:"localhost.localdomain"
    Mode:Managed Frequency:2.462GHz Access Point: 00:06:25:E6:7C:97
    Bit Rate=11Mb/s Tx-Power=15 dBm Sensitivity:1/3
    Retry min limit:8 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
    Encryption key:0xXXXXx
    Security mode:open
    Power Management:off
    Link Quality=92/92 Signal level=5/153 Noise level=116/153
    Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:5
    Tx excessive retries:307 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

    BTW: I XXX out ESSID and WEP; ignore the value XXX...

    Any idea why iwlist scan is not supported? Thanks.

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    Try running iwlist with 'root' permissions. In KUbuntu it's `sudo`or `kdesudo` followed by the command, like: `sudo iwlist eth1 scan`.

    Hopefully this well help someone, even if it doesn't help the original poster. '04-04-2005', is a long time ago.

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