Do you get any messages in the log files or in your dmesg about not
being able to determine what the Fn+F2 does? I get that everytime I
press Fn+F2 to screw around with the wireless card and I can't tell if
it works or not because my card is internal. I thought that maybe the
bios catches the keystroke, turns the card on/off, and then passes it
to the kernel but I have no idea.
On Fri, 06 Aug 2004 13:31:38 +0000, phalliday@... <phalliday@...> wrote:
> I finally got it to work by turning the wireless transmitter/receiver on. My bad.
> Since my wireless card is internal, there's no indication (such as an LED) to let you know if your radio is active. Pressing Fn+F2 on the Latitude D800 keyboard toggles it off/on. The only way I can tell if it's on or not is by typing iwlist wlan0 scan. But this depends on the ndiswrapper being installed (ndiswrapper -i <whatever>) followed by loading the module (modprobe ndiswrapper). If I turn the radio off after all is installed, running iwlist wlan0 scan returns "No scan results". If I turn it on and run iwlist again, I still get "No scan results". I have to remove the driver and the module, reload the driver and the module before the scan is successful.
> Sure wish Dell had provided an LED indicating radio status.
> Thanks for all the help.
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