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Old 03-10-2008, 12:31 PM   #1
tamizhanban
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Configuration of WiFi in my laptop.


Hi experts! I am really embarrassed to ask this question to this experts group.

But I am really in bad situation to setup my laptop to configure to WiFi connection. A week back I just boarded in extended stay America, phoenix, Arizona.

Here they have a WiFi internet connection which I would like to configure into my laptop. Here are the specifications of the laptop. Itís a brand new acer intel laptop. In which I am working with Linux Fedora operating system.

This internet service basically from GUEST TEK. In wireless setting I given the following

Mode: Auto
SSID: Goesh
Channel: 1
Transmit rate: Auto
Key: I have given the password which is given for me from the front desk of the hotel.

In this above information its suppose to work. But its giving error like link failed.

Please help me out.
 
Old 03-10-2008, 02:02 PM   #2
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There could be one of two problems. 1 - The wifi adaptor is not working, or 2 - you are not setting the connection properly.

Have you connected WiFi before with this laptop? Does the connection use encryption or does it connect to a web page with a login?
 
Old 03-10-2008, 02:35 PM   #3
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Assuming that the basic card and driver are working, then the issue might be in the key. If you are working in a terminal using wireless-tools, then the key must have the "s" prefix if it is a text key (password)-----ie you would enter "s:xyz", where "xyz" is the password they gave you. GUI front ends handle this differently.

to check if your wireless is up and running do "ifconfig". Assuming that that shows your wireless (eg wlan0), then do "iwlist wlan0 scan" to see if you can see the access point.

Here's the complete drill for connecting from the terminal. (Assumes that wireless is wlan0):

ifconfig wlan0 up
iwlist wlan0 scan (omit if you already know all the entriews needed for the next step.)
iwconfig wlan0 essid ... channel ... key s:...
dhcpcd wlan0

Fill in the 1st 2 blanks (...) with what you get from iwlist. 3rd blank is the text passwd

ifconfig (to verify that you have a connection)

<<edit--fixed error (in bold)>>

Last edited by pixellany; 03-10-2008 at 08:59 PM.
 
Old 03-10-2008, 03:45 PM   #4
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hello sadiq:

How to check this WiFi adopter is not working.
how to set the connection properly.

pixellany:

i am getting following reply:


iwconfig essid Goesh channel 1 key s:xxx
unknown command "Goesh"
 
Old 03-10-2008, 03:56 PM   #5
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Hardware: intel corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG network connection

ifconfig

wlan0 Link encap: Ethernet HWaddr 00:1b:77:ed:d8:2a
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:100
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
 
Old 03-10-2008, 08:58 PM   #6
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I made a mistake---it's:
iwconfig wlan0 essid ... channel ... key s:...

Sorry...
 
  


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