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" Mikkel -- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!
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