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I'm using Slackware 64 on a HP dv2500 SE. I've been using wicd for my network connection. I have a Linksys wireless router. Recently I changed my ESSID to from the default linksys to something else. Now wicd, doesn't see my router as the new name. It still sees the linksys router but obviously can't connect to it. I have connected using the "find hidden network". Mostly i have to run
iwconfig eth1 essid "newname"
my question, how can i get wicd to see the newname and connect on it's own as it used to.
WICD just shows to you what it got from system utility.
To find out truth you need to do next steps:
1. Make sure that wireless interface is UP: ifconfig.
By executing this command and if interface is "UP" you should see it in the output.
If not read next:
1.1. Bring wireless interface "up" = ifconfig wlan0 192.168.20.20 up
Or may be just: ifconfig wlan0 up
2. Scan air for the signal: iwlist wlan0 scan
In output you will get all AP, which your wireless found, if there wont be yours "new one", execute that command few time, and if you wont see also, then AP is hidden.
I did the iwlist command and I did see the new name, but WICD doesnt. is there someway I can change the system utility file so that WICD will see it? That way when I lose connection the systme will connect again on it's own.
You want to say, that if you press "Refresh" in "Wicd Manager" window, it doesn't show your new wireless router.
If so and as you said in your first post, that you can connect to AP, like to "hidden AP" - this can mean your AP is hidden, but "iwlist" can see hidden AP.
Tell please, was in the output of iwlist command SSID name of your route?
Can you post that output here, first 3 lines?
Also please, log into your router and check, if it broadcast its SSID, or if it does set to "hidden"
Also you can probably add your AP manually to wicd.