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Old 12-24-2005, 05:21 PM   #1
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Can't change channel on NETGEAR Wireless Adaptor with iwconfig

Hi. Im trying to connect my laptop to my wireless router and having some troubles.

hardware info:
NETGEAR MA111 Wireless Usb Adaptor
NETGEAR MR814v2 Wireless Router

I logged into the router configuration. I found out the SSID and made sure the adapter was set to the same SSID. While in the configuration i saw that the router is at channel 11. As root i did:

iwconfig wlan0 channel 11
i get this output.

inux:/home/jeff # iwconfig wlan0 channel 11
Error for wireless request "Set Frequency" (8B04) :
    SET failed on device wlan0 ; Operation not supported.
i also got that same message when trying to set the SSID from the command line. (Did it through Yast). Can you not change channels on USB Adaptors? When i do iwlist scanning it just says no scan results. I imagine if i could change the channel to 11 it would pick up the router. Can anyone give me some guidance? Thanks for any help in advance.
Old 12-25-2005, 02:36 AM   #2
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Hummm, messed with tons of wireless stuff, but never had to change the channel. You're sure the adapter is actually installed (i.e. there's a driver for it or you've installed one through ndiswrapper)?


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