Bernhard Reutner-Fischer at
Wed May 11 17:01:35 UTC 2011

On Wed, May 11, 2011 at 10:32:38AM -0400, David Henderson wrote:
>Gang, I'm attempting to work with a wireless NIC in busybox and
>before I started to dive into the wireless tools for Linux (e.g.
>iwconfig), I noticed that my USB wireless NIC isn't being shown in
>the ifconfig output.  I wasn't expecting it to have an IP address or
>any configuration settings, but I would have thought that it would
>have been picked up and displayed just as the integrated wired NIC
>has been.  I'm assuming it's not getting a driver loaded.  I know it
>works because I can use it in Kubuntu.  Does anyone know or can they
>point me in the direction of at least getting this device to show up
>in the ifconfig output?

Is the driver loaded? Is the device listed with 'ip l' ?
Plain ifconfig only show devices that have addresses (as opposed to
ifconfig -a).

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