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Old 02-04-2010, 08:24 PM   #1
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Not connecting with the wireless router


Hello, I am using fedora 12, for about 2 months and now I am facing for the first time a problem with the wireless router. After a router restart my computer cannot connect with the router even if it is listed along with other access points on the list. I am sure the password is right because I am currently online with my windows partition using the same router.

Output of iwconfig when not trying to connect
Code:
$ iwconfig wlan0

wlan0     IEEE 802.11bg  Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.412 GHz  
          Access Point: Not-Associated   Tx-Power=20 dBm   
          Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr: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
Output of iwconfig when trying to connect
Code:
$ iwconfig wlan0

wlan0     IEEE 802.11bg  ESSID:"48 Northcote Rd"  
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.412 GHz  Access Point: 00:24:17:AD:D2:CD   
          Bit Rate=1 Mb/s   Tx-Power=20 dBm   
          Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality=49/70  Signal level=-61 dBm  Noise level=-66 dBm
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0
Output of ifconfig when not trying to connect
Code:
$ ifconfig 

eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:E0:B8:BA:38:CB  
          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
          Interrupt:16 

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:8 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:8 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
          RX bytes:480 (480.0 b)  TX bytes:480 (480.0 b)

wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:14:A5:D5:B6:88  
          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:77 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:46 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:3577 (3.4 KiB)  TX bytes:13392 (13.0 KiB)

wmaster0  Link encap:UNSPEC  HWaddr 00-14-A5-D5-B6-88-80-4E-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00  
          UP RUNNING  MTU:0  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
Any idea why this is happening?

The wireless used to be working fine until the router restart (switch on/off the hardware) has happened
 
Old 02-05-2010, 08:47 PM   #2
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Why is wmaster in monitoring mode?
You should have the essid as any and use the network manager.
Try removing the entry in networkmanager and then adding it.
Make the password cleartext- to yourself only not us- and see if both match.
Does the connection work using a live CD or some other distribution?
 
Old 02-07-2010, 07:46 PM   #3
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Problem solved after following this tutorial - http://www.yolinux.com/TUTORIALS/Lin...etworking.html

Some missing parts from the networking scripts and configure files.
 
  


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