True Mobile 1300 being evil
I have seen a number of posts regarding this issue and people have replied with generic wifi advice. Please dont reply to this unless you really think it relevant.
I have a dell true mobile 1300 card.
It is evil. Evil because quite often it will refuse to connect to AP's
I am using ndiswrapper version 1.11 as 1.13 is broken (using gentoo)
My issue is that my laptop will refuse to connect to a number of different access points.
Thankfully it works at home:
iwconfig wlan0 key open `cat ~/hkey`
iwconfig wlan0 essid SWAMR-54108
All is well, the card associates and I can do normal setup
However it simply refuses to associate with a number of AP's both open and wep'd.
no messages in dmesg etc.
Has anyone had experience of this ? Is it a known issue?
eg, to connect to the open ap : tsunami
first I run iwlist to make sure that it is in any cache the card/driver may have
iwlist wlan0 scan
finds and lists the AP fine...
then I set the essid:
iwlist wlan0 essid tsunami
nothing happens, iwconfig still says the essid is off/any
each time i try the activity light for the wifi comes on for a second or two and then drops off again.
Its driving me nuts!
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