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Re: BCM WiFi Problem



Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote:

>> But you could set it with iwconfig, something like
>> 
>>         sudo iwconfig wlan0 essid <whatever>
>> 
> He has it in hos ifcfg-wlan0. (ESSID=RoseMike) But I wonder if the
> MODE=Auto instead of MODE=Managed is causing ESSID not to be set? If
> not, then something is unsetting it... Time to read the network
> configuration scripts again.

You are probably right.
But if the ESSID was set, wouldn't iwconfig show it?

I agree about the MODE.
Changing to Auto, Adhoc or Managed often seems to do the trick,
though I have never understood why.

I find wifi-radar quite useful sometimes.
I think it uses the same approach as NetworkManager,
which means that it does not work with all WiFi cards.


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