David Henderson dhenderson at
Wed May 11 17:11:02 UTC 2011

On 05/11/2011 01:01 PM, Bernhard Reutner-Fischer wrote:
> 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).

After continued research, it appears as though I was trying to load the 
wrong driver.  Once I get that step resolved, I'll post a follow-up.  
Thanks for the assistance though. :)


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