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hi, I dont have an Ethernet cable plauuged in, ifconfig wlan0 up - returns nothing ifconfig eth0 down -returns nothing iwist wlan0 scan - wan0 no networks found When I ...
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    hi, I dont have an Ethernet cable plauuged in,

    ifconfig wlan0 up
    - returns nothing

    ifconfig eth0 down
    -returns nothing

    iwist wlan0 scan
    - wan0 no networks found

    When I followed the link ... im not sure what you meant which part didnt work? I added the lines to the relevant files but nothing seemed to happen, No networks were still returned when I scanned for them. Is there some major thing I should be doing that It doesnt say in that link when im atttempting to connect to a wireless network?

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    No, I'm just checking to see if you tried it and got an error or something. I think that the problem might be the driver (Module rtl8180) is the wrong one. I think you need the rt2870 module but the info I am finding says it isn't included in your kernel. You need kernel 2.6.29 and up. Any chance you could try another distro?
    EDIT: Try post #19, if you get a newer kernel, I don't think it will work with your current kernel.
    https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=800110
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    OEL is based off of RHEL5

    this is not a desktop distribution, so the wireless support is hit or miss

    you should use a desktop distribution such as fedora to get wireless working easily
    In case you need OEL for some reason perhaps you can run it in a VM

    It is very unlikely unless you upgrade the kernel that you will get wireless working, and getting a newer kernel on there might be difficult

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    Quote Originally Posted by coopstah13 View Post
    OEL is based off of RHEL5

    this is not a desktop distribution, so the wireless support is hit or miss

    you should use a desktop distribution such as fedora to get wireless working easily
    In case you need OEL for some reason perhaps you can run it in a VM

    It is very unlikely unless you upgrade the kernel that you will get wireless working, and getting a newer kernel on there might be difficult
    Exactly!
    It really isn't worth losing your hair over anyways.
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    Don't know what your chipset is. For chipset bcm4323, I found this: http://media.cdn.ubuntu-de.org/forum...2_64bit.tar.gz works with Ndiswraper. Had to reboot to make it happen.

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