[PC-BSD Testing] Aug 8 Alpha Wireless Network Scan Fails

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.com
Mon Aug 11 09:39:11 PDT 2008

Gabi Huiber wrote:
> Hello,
> I have an old Dell Inspiron 2200 laptop with an external Belkin
> (RaLink, detected as ral0) wireless card. This computer has run PC-BSD
> 1.4, 1.5 and 1.5.1. Each of those versions upon installation properly
> scanned my wireless network, found the router, and allowed me to
> configure the WPA supplicant using the KDE Network Manager. I haven't
> been so lucky with PC-BSD 7 (08082008). Even if I hold the computer
> three feet away from the router the scan will fail.
> My computer now runs PC-BSD 7 alongside PC-BSD 1.5.1, in dual-boot
> mode. I am writing this from within the PC-BSD 1.5.1 half, and I am
> connected to the Internet via the same wireless network that PC-BSD 7
> failed to find. I hope this helps you guys in some way. I am new to
> alpha-testing.
> Regards,
> Gabi


Can you check and confirm if "ifconfig" can scan and see any networks as 

As root:

# ifconfig ral0 up scan


Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software

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