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Old 09-27-2005, 09:11 PM   #1
Registered: Mar 2005
Distribution: Mandrake 10.1
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Unhappy Broadcom (BCM94306) + ndiswrapper

I have a problem. I installed ndiswrapper. It works fine afaik. I installed my driver (bcmwl5) and typed ndiswrapper -l and it says driver present, hardware present. Then, I try iwconfig wlan0 and it sees the wireless card.

This is where I am having problems

i do /sbin/iwlist wlan0 scanning

it tells me that my wireless network is there.

When i do iwconfig wlan0 essid "hamlan" i get no error message, and when i go back to iwconfig wlan0 it still says ESSID: off/any

Any ideas whats goin on?

Edit: Sorry, forgot log

[boco@ ~]$ su
[root@ boco]# iwlist wlan0 scanning
wlan0     Scan completed :
          Cell 01 - Address: 00:11:95:4C:E6:C9
                    Protocol:IEEE 802.11g
                    Frequency:2.437 GHz (Channel 6)
                    Quality:0/100  Signal level:-71 dBm  Noise level:-256 dBm
                    Encryption key:on
                    Bit Rate:1 Mb/s
                    Bit Rate:2 Mb/s
                    Bit Rate:5.5 Mb/s
                    Bit Rate:11 Mb/s
                    Bit Rate:6 Mb/s
                    Bit Rate:12 Mb/s
                    Bit Rate:24 Mb/s
                    Bit Rate:36 Mb/s
                    Bit Rate:9 Mb/s
                    Bit Rate:18 Mb/s
                    Bit Rate:48 Mb/s
                    Bit Rate:54 Mb/s

[root@ boco]# iwconfig wlan0 essid hamlan
[root@ boco]# iwconfig wlan0
wlan0     IEEE 802.11g  ESSID:off/any  Nickname:"PortaBoco"
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.412 GHz  Access Point: 00:00:00:00:00:00
          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:100/100  Signal level:-10 dBm  Noise level:-256 dBm
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0

[root@ boco]# ndiswrapper -l
Installed ndis drivers:
bcmwl5a.ini     driver present, hardware present

Last edited by mewgle; 09-27-2005 at 09:27 PM.
Old 09-29-2005, 03:04 AM   #2
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Hey... i figured it out. I forgot to set the key mode to Open... all works beautifully now...


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