Configuring Wireless on DELL Inspiron 1545

I just completed installing openSuse 11.1
I followed the detailed steps given in Getting Your Wireless to Work

When I try to scan for available APs in the vicinity, I get the following error.

~> sudo /usr/sbin/iwlist scan
lo Interface doesn’t support scanning.
eth0 Interface doesn’t support scanning.

Can someone guide me in configuring my wireless connection.

Also, since I do not happen to have a wired connection, I am alternating between openSuse and windows everytime i need internet. :frowning:

Hi can I ask why you are using openSUSE 11.1? It reaches its end of life in just over 2 weeks meaning no more support. I recommend installing 11.3. Anyway please post output of:

/sbin/lspci -nnk

Hi ah7013,
I needed linux for my development activities and decided to go ahead with an old suse lying around.
Was not aware that it would be expiring in the near future. Thanks for the warning.

BTW, I have moved to ubuntu now and had a fight a a bit for the wireless to work here as well.

Thanks for the prompt reply :slight_smile: