Wireless network adapter: ndiswrapper loaded, but cannot connect to network
I have a Toshiba Satellite 2850 laptop running Debian kernel
2.6.18-4-686 with a Linksys wireless network card (pcmcia), model
I followed the ndiswrapper installation instructions from this site --
http://ch.tudelft.nl/~arthur/wpc54g/ -- and everything succeeded.
That is, until I got to the final step, scanning for access points:
# iwlist eth1 scan
eth1 Interface doesn't support scanning : No such device
According to iwconfig, the card is there (i.e., the modprobe of
ndiswrapper worked), but not attached to any network:
lo no wireless extensions.
eth0 no wireless extensions.
eth1 IEEE 802.11b/g ESSID:"" Nickname:"Broadcom 4306"
Mode:Managed Frequency=2.437 GHz Access Point: Invalid
RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
sit0 no wireless extensions.
I also tried connecting using the network gnome gui (Desktop ->
Administration -> Networking), and got the same result.
I.e., just like iwconfig, the gui detects the wireless network
adaptor, but clicking the "Activate" button doesn't work.