"iwlist eth0 scan" reports "Resource temporarily unavailable"

Mike Doody mikedoody at gmail.com
Thu Aug 14 14:17:19 CEST 2008

On Thu, Aug 14, 2008 at 7:58 AM, Thomas B. <tommy.b at gmx.net> wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 13, 2008 at 11:16:18PM +0200, 4brinkma at informatik.uni-hamburg.de wrote:
>> i got the following error message:
>> root at om-gta02:~# iwlist eth0 scan
>> eth0      Failed to read scan data : Resource temporarily unavailable
>> So i can't scan for APs. Is my WiFi hardware broken? Can anyone confirm this?
> I saw this too, and I also wondered whether my hardware is broken. Does
> anyone have more information on this?
> Regards,
> Thomas
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I think I've seen this before. But my wifi was not broken.
I would try powering off the phone then rebooting. Also, did you try
"ifconfig eth0 up" ? Actually I don't remember if that is necessary.
Also be sure that the wifi chip is powered on.


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