Scan wifi card on linux when connected-

Dan Williams dcbw at redhat.com
Wed May 30 13:59:09 EDT 2007


On Wed, 2007-05-30 at 10:31 -0700, hong zhang wrote:
> Magda,
> 
> When client is already associated with AP, iwlist will
> not do scan (normal scan). You can disaasociate with
> the AP and run iwlist again. See any difference. To 
> verify what I said. You can put printk() on
> ieee80211_notify_scan_done(struct ieee80211vap *vap)
> to prove scan is done when iwlist is executed.

Sounds like a driver bug; if you look in the source for the SIOCSIWSCAN
handler, does it dis-allow a scan when connected?

Dan

> 
> ----henry
> --- magda chelly <sandra26899 at yahoo.fr> wrote:
> 
> > Hello,
> > 
> > I'm trying to scan a wifi card on debian
> > distribution,
> > (armel:nokia n800), but with iwlist scan, it doesn't
> > show me all the networks, the connected one, does
> > not
> > appear and others are missing.
> > Can someone help me please.
> > 
> > Thanks,
> > Magda,
> > 
> > 
> >      
> >
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