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Old 08-14-2006, 11:55 AM
Peter Pan
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Default Re: Netstumbler no wireless adapter found (again)

Phil wrote:
> Hello all,
> I know that this has been posted a few billion times by others,
> but here goes anyway. I'm running Netstumbler 0.4.0, but more often
> than not, I get the dreaded "No wireless adapter found" error. My
> wireless card (Linksys 802.11.g) is listed as supported, and I've
> tried using both blank SSID's and SSID of "ANY" (without quotes), but
> most of the time time I just get the error message. Once in a blue
> moon, it does work, and I see my (and my neighbors) access points
> listed, but this is a very rare occurence. I can't find a pattern of
> when it works versus when it doesn't. I'm sure folks are tired of
> seeing posts about this problem, but I'm gonna try anyway. Any ideas
> of what I can try next? If I can't get Netstumbler to work, is
> there any other software that would provide similar funcionality? I'm
> willing to pay, so it doesn't
> have to be freeware. I used to use Winc Cirond, which I really liked,
> but unfortunately they stopped supporting it before I got a chance to
> purchase it. Thanks in advance for any help!
>
> Phil


Make sure you do NOT have wireless zero config managing your wireless
connection... Same for some of the older version of linksys software,
download the newest version.....



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Old 08-14-2006, 11:55 PM
Phil
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Default Re: Netstumbler no wireless adapter found (again)

Yup, double checked the zero config service is not running, and I do have
the latest Linksys software installed. Thanks anyway!

Phil
"Peter Pan" <PeterPanNOSPAM@AkamailNOSPAM.com> wrote in message
news:YYadnQtH_OUhy33ZnZ2dnUVZ_rudnZ2d@comcast.com. ..
> Phil wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> I know that this has been posted a few billion times by others,
>> but here goes anyway. I'm running Netstumbler 0.4.0, but more often
>> than not, I get the dreaded "No wireless adapter found" error. My
>> wireless card (Linksys 802.11.g) is listed as supported, and I've
>> tried using both blank SSID's and SSID of "ANY" (without quotes), but
>> most of the time time I just get the error message. Once in a blue
>> moon, it does work, and I see my (and my neighbors) access points
>> listed, but this is a very rare occurence. I can't find a pattern of
>> when it works versus when it doesn't. I'm sure folks are tired of
>> seeing posts about this problem, but I'm gonna try anyway. Any ideas
>> of what I can try next? If I can't get Netstumbler to work, is
>> there any other software that would provide similar funcionality? I'm
>> willing to pay, so it doesn't
>> have to be freeware. I used to use Winc Cirond, which I really liked,
>> but unfortunately they stopped supporting it before I got a chance to
>> purchase it. Thanks in advance for any help!
>>
>> Phil

>
> Make sure you do NOT have wireless zero config managing your wireless
> connection... Same for some of the older version of linksys software,
> download the newest version.....
>




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Old 08-15-2006, 12:04 AM
John Navas
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Default Re: Netstumbler no wireless adapter found (again)

I think you're actually better off running Windows WZC service, since
Network Stumbler knows how to stop and restart it, something that might
not be true for other connection managers.

If you do stick with the Linksys connection manager, try to shut it down
before running Network Stumbler.


On Mon, 14 Aug 2006 15:55:03 -0700, "Phil" <notme@notme.com> wrote in
<fsudnRrVHPDQYn3ZnZ2dnUVZ_v6dnZ2d@comcast.com>:

>Yup, double checked the zero config service is not running, and I do have
>the latest Linksys software installed. Thanks anyway!
>
> Phil
>"Peter Pan" <PeterPanNOSPAM@AkamailNOSPAM.com> wrote in message
>news:YYadnQtH_OUhy33ZnZ2dnUVZ_rudnZ2d@comcast.com ...
>> Phil wrote:
>>> Hello all,
>>> I know that this has been posted a few billion times by others,
>>> but here goes anyway. I'm running Netstumbler 0.4.0, but more often
>>> than not, I get the dreaded "No wireless adapter found" error. My
>>> wireless card (Linksys 802.11.g) is listed as supported, and I've
>>> tried using both blank SSID's and SSID of "ANY" (without quotes), but
>>> most of the time time I just get the error message. Once in a blue
>>> moon, it does work, and I see my (and my neighbors) access points
>>> listed, but this is a very rare occurence. I can't find a pattern of
>>> when it works versus when it doesn't. I'm sure folks are tired of
>>> seeing posts about this problem, but I'm gonna try anyway. Any ideas
>>> of what I can try next? If I can't get Netstumbler to work, is
>>> there any other software that would provide similar funcionality? I'm
>>> willing to pay, so it doesn't
>>> have to be freeware. I used to use Winc Cirond, which I really liked,
>>> but unfortunately they stopped supporting it before I got a chance to
>>> purchase it. Thanks in advance for any help!
>>>
>>> Phil

>>
>> Make sure you do NOT have wireless zero config managing your wireless
>> connection... Same for some of the older version of linksys software,
>> download the newest version.....
>>

>


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John Navas FAQ for Wi-Fi: <http://wireless.wikia.com/wiki/Wi-Fi>
Wi-Fi How To: <http://wireless.wikia.com/wiki/Wi-Fi_HowTo>
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Old 08-15-2006, 04:52 AM
Peter Pan
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Default Re: Netstumbler no wireless adapter found (again)

You aren't by any chance connected to a site with a wep are you? I use a wep
on mine (have to, PDA also on the wireless only does wep).. At any rate, if
I am connected to my home network (with wep), netstumbler won't work.. But
if I reboot and leave it off it works fine.......

Phil wrote:
> Yup, double checked the zero config service is not running, and I do
> have the latest Linksys software installed. Thanks anyway!
>
> Phil
> "Peter Pan" <PeterPanNOSPAM@AkamailNOSPAM.com> wrote in message
> news:YYadnQtH_OUhy33ZnZ2dnUVZ_rudnZ2d@comcast.com. ..
>> Phil wrote:
>>> Hello all,
>>> I know that this has been posted a few billion times by others,
>>> but here goes anyway. I'm running Netstumbler 0.4.0, but more often
>>> than not, I get the dreaded "No wireless adapter found" error. My
>>> wireless card (Linksys 802.11.g) is listed as supported, and I've
>>> tried using both blank SSID's and SSID of "ANY" (without quotes),
>>> but most of the time time I just get the error message. Once in a
>>> blue moon, it does work, and I see my (and my neighbors) access points
>>> listed, but this is a very rare occurence. I can't find a pattern of
>>> when it works versus when it doesn't. I'm sure folks are tired of
>>> seeing posts about this problem, but I'm gonna try anyway. Any ideas
>>> of what I can try next? If I can't get Netstumbler to work, is
>>> there any other software that would provide similar funcionality?
>>> I'm willing to pay, so it doesn't
>>> have to be freeware. I used to use Winc Cirond, which I really
>>> liked, but unfortunately they stopped supporting it before I got a
>>> chance to purchase it. Thanks in advance for any help!
>>>
>>> Phil

>>
>> Make sure you do NOT have wireless zero config managing your wireless
>> connection... Same for some of the older version of linksys software,
>> download the newest version.....




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Old 08-19-2006, 07:55 AM
Phil
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Default Re: Netstumbler no wireless adapter found (again)

I'm not using WEP, but WPA with a non-shared key, and I'm not broadcasting
my SSID. This does work intermittently, as long as I use the Linksys
software to temporarily connect to a non-existent network with a blank SSID.
After that, it does work, but is ratther spotty.

"Peter Pan" <PeterPanNOSPAM@AkamailNOSPAM.com> wrote in message
news:4kcunsFbmcbjU1@individual.net...
> You aren't by any chance connected to a site with a wep are you? I use a
> wep on mine (have to, PDA also on the wireless only does wep).. At any
> rate, if I am connected to my home network (with wep), netstumbler won't
> work.. But if I reboot and leave it off it works fine.......
>
> Phil wrote:
>> Yup, double checked the zero config service is not running, and I do
>> have the latest Linksys software installed. Thanks anyway!
>>
>> Phil
>> "Peter Pan" <PeterPanNOSPAM@AkamailNOSPAM.com> wrote in message
>> news:YYadnQtH_OUhy33ZnZ2dnUVZ_rudnZ2d@comcast.com. ..
>>> Phil wrote:
>>>> Hello all,
>>>> I know that this has been posted a few billion times by others,
>>>> but here goes anyway. I'm running Netstumbler 0.4.0, but more often
>>>> than not, I get the dreaded "No wireless adapter found" error. My
>>>> wireless card (Linksys 802.11.g) is listed as supported, and I've
>>>> tried using both blank SSID's and SSID of "ANY" (without quotes),
>>>> but most of the time time I just get the error message. Once in a
>>>> blue moon, it does work, and I see my (and my neighbors) access points
>>>> listed, but this is a very rare occurence. I can't find a pattern of
>>>> when it works versus when it doesn't. I'm sure folks are tired of
>>>> seeing posts about this problem, but I'm gonna try anyway. Any ideas
>>>> of what I can try next? If I can't get Netstumbler to work, is
>>>> there any other software that would provide similar funcionality?
>>>> I'm willing to pay, so it doesn't
>>>> have to be freeware. I used to use Winc Cirond, which I really
>>>> liked, but unfortunately they stopped supporting it before I got a
>>>> chance to purchase it. Thanks in advance for any help!
>>>>
>>>> Phil
>>>
>>> Make sure you do NOT have wireless zero config managing your wireless
>>> connection... Same for some of the older version of linksys software,
>>> download the newest version.....

>
>




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Old 08-19-2006, 04:34 PM
Doug Jamal
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Default Re: Netstumbler no wireless adapter found (again)


On 19-Aug-2006, "Phil" <notme@notme.com> wrote:
<snipped>
> as long as I use the Linksys
> software to temporarily connect to a non-existent network with a blank
> SSID.

<snipped>

Huh?!?

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Old 08-19-2006, 04:39 PM
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On Sat, 19 Aug 2006 15:34:35 GMT, "Doug Jamal" <bishiv6AT@yahooDOT.com>
wrote in <fcGFg.4847$bZ6.1641@tornado.tampabay.rr.com>:

>On 19-Aug-2006, "Phil" <notme@notme.com> wrote:
><snipped>
>> as long as I use the Linksys
>> software to temporarily connect to a non-existent network with a blank
>> SSID.

><snipped>
>
>Huh?!?


Many wireless client bridge devices have you specify the network you
want to connect to by SSID. Leaving SSID blank (or sometimes set to
"ANY") means connect to any available network (a generally bad idea).

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Best regards, FAQ for Wireless Internet: <http://Wireless.wikia.com>
John Navas FAQ for Wi-Fi: <http://wireless.wikia.com/wiki/Wi-Fi>
Wi-Fi How To: <http://wireless.wikia.com/wiki/Wi-Fi_HowTo>
Fixes to Wi-Fi Problems: <http://wireless.wikia.com/wiki/Wi-Fi_Fixes>

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Old 08-20-2006, 01:44 AM
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On 19-Aug-2006, John Navas <spamfilter0@navasgroup.com> wrote:

> ><snipped>
> >> as long as I use the Linksys
> >> software to temporarily connect to a non-existent network with a blank
> >> SSID.

> ><snipped>
> >
> >Huh?!?

>
> Many wireless client bridge devices have you specify the network you
> want to connect to by SSID. Leaving SSID blank (or sometimes set to
> "ANY") means connect to any available network (a generally bad idea).
>
> --
> Best regards, FAQ for Wireless Internet: <http://Wireless.wikia.com>
> John Navas


Thanks

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