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Re: Cannot Change essid using iwconfig

Rick Bilonick wrote:
> If I try to manually configure the nic using iwconfig, I can set the key
> but I CANNOT get it to set the essid:
> [root localhost ~]# iwconfig wlan0 essid default
> [root localhost ~]# iwconfig wlan0
> wlan0     IEEE 802.11g  ESSID:off/any  
>           Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.462 GHz  Access Point:
> Not-Associated   
>           Bit Rate:54 Mb/s   Tx-Power:25 dBm   
>           RTS thr:2347 B   Fragment thr:2346 B   
>           Encryption key:off
>           Power Management:off
>           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
> (iwconfig will set the key, but I'm not showing the key info.)
> When I use dhclient to obtain a lease, it tells me no leases were
> offered (even though the other laptop is connected to the wireless
> network and I've had them both wirelessly connected at the same time
> when using Fedora 6 on the Dell).
> I cannot figure out why iwconfig cannot set the essid.
> What else can I check? Any ideas on what is wrong or how to fix this?
I had a strange idea - what happens if you try to set the ESSID to
something besides default? It is possible that default is a "key
word". If your ESSID is really "default" you may need to do
something like: (I didn't see default listed as a keyword...)

iwconfig wlan0 essid -- "default"


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