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February 4th, 2009, 08:39 PM
hy everyone.

i bought a wlan usb stick and i would like to use it :). if i plug it in, and type "iwconfig", it says:

lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 IEEE 802.11b/g ESSID:off/any Nickname:"zd1211"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: Invalid
Bit Rate=1 Mb/s
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

unfortunately i don't understand any of these. should this thing be working now? or how can i make it work?

thank you

February 5th, 2009, 02:01 PM
Which USB wifi stick is it? Many are incompatible with Ubuntu.

February 5th, 2009, 02:04 PM
in terminal run the command


That will give you the device number ect. and you can find compatibility.