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Link to this post 31 May 10

That's great news! Now we're finally back to the problems on page 2 of the thread, haha :P

So, where were we regarding the wireless network... Does iwlist wlan0 scan still work?

Link to this post 31 May 10

grammjr wrote:

OK [i]commented out[/i] the lines

[code] #/dev/sda1 /mnt/usb vfat,ntfs-3g users,rw,noauto,umask=000,relatime 0 0
#/dev/sdb1 /mnt/usb2 vfat,ntfs-3g users,rw,noauto,umask=000,relatime 0 0
[/code]
and the TD and HD automatically mount. All seems to be working.
Even a hot unplug, unplugging without [i]unmounting[/i] is working just like in the first install.
Did not even have to reboot.

I seriously encourage you to umount/eject the device before unplugging it.

Link to this post 31 May 10

Yes the iwlist wlan0 scan works and I am sending through the wireless adapter, how ever it still does not show in NETWORK MANAGER. The RADAR tool will pick up the sites so that one works.
So I still have a problem with it being detected by NETWORK MANAGER. I have 2 routers to get the signal through the house so the scan was correct.
What do you need to see?

debian:~# iwlist wlan0 scan
wlan0 Scan completed :
Cell 01 - Address: 00:02:6F:61:7F:D7
ESSID:"Hey"
Mode:Master
Channel:9
Frequency:2.452 GHz (Channel 9)
Quality=46/100 Signal level=-82 dBm
Encryption key:on
Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s
11 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
Extra:tsf=0000008fde4e56aa
Cell 02 - Address: 00:24:01:72:92:29
ESSID:"Hey"
Mode:Master
Channel:9
Frequency:2.452 GHz (Channel 9)
Quality=54/100 Signal level=-36 dBm
Encryption key:on
Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s
9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
Extra:tsf=000000a7eff6df68

I seriously encourage you to umount/eject the device before unplugging it.

I hear you but I had to test it to see if it would work as if should and it did. unmount/reject is the best and safest way to do it, I agree.

Link to this post 11 Jun 10

I'm sorry about the late reply, I've been busy with my exams lately :)

Network-manager should come with a system tray applet that lets you select wireless networks from a drop-down list. Are you sure that the package network-manager-gnome is installed? You could always try reinstalling it just in case ;)

su -c "apt-get install network-manager-gnome"

Then try logging out and in again. Does that make a network management applet show up in your system tray? In that case, left-clicking on that icon should give you a list of available wireless networks :)

If that applet doesn't show up by itself, you can try running it manually:

nm-applet

If the command gives an error, please post it here. If it doesn't, but the applet still won't show up in the system tray, the system tray might actually be missing; in that case, it can be re-added by right-clicking your panel, clicking Add Applet or something like that and selecting Notification Area.

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