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# For DHCP - I either use static or DHCP - not both at the same time.
iface eth-wifi inet dhcp
# Then these settings
pre-up ifconfig eth-wifi up
pre-up iwconfig eth-wifi essid MyESSID
Please note, I am on channel 6, and my essid is correct. My static IP is in range. I am also hooked into the (Linksys WRT54G v8) router via ethernet, so I can configure it as I test. For simplicity's sake, I have disabled encryption until I can actually connect.
When I do ifup eth-wifi, it pulls the card up but receives no DHCPOFFERs. When I use static IP, and try to ping 192.168.1.1, it says "destination host unreachable".
ifconfig and iwconfig both show the card up, and as I said, I can see networks with Kismet. Just can't connect. So this leads me to believe that the card is fine, but I'm just doing the networking part wrong.
I have the essid set to the AP I want to connect to
iwconfig eth-wifi essid MyESSID
But then I had to tell it to use any AP (as opposed to the one I want - weird, I know).
iwconfig eth-wifi ap any
I also told it to use managed mode:
iwconfig eth-wifi mode managed
Now when I do
iwlist eth-wifi scan
I only see my AP, and I can pull a dhcp address
For the record, this Hawking card was a real cheapie at CompUSA (I think I got it for around $10 with rebates), so it seems to perform as such. But it looks to be working now. Good luck to those who run across this thread.