Ok, so here is the deal...
I have a WMP54GS Linksys card and am trying to connect to a Linksys router. Just to let you know I am a major newbie to all this so bare with me. I used the ndiswrapper program to make the drivers work and it detects the card fine and I am able to see my essid. The problem lies in connecting to my router. When I enter code: iwconfig wlan0 key restricted s:"my hexkey"
I get the message Error for wireless request "Set Encode" (8B2A)
SET failed on device wlan0 ; Invalid argument.
Also when I enter code: iwconfig wlan0 essid "my essid"
It acts as if it accepted the essid, but when I run code:
I still am displayed with ESSID: off/any
my Access Point is still showing up as Access Point: 00:00:00:00:00
I have even turned off WEP encryption completly and still cannot connect with it wide open. Its like it doesn't accept my changes to iwconfig. Keep in mind I am able to scan and see wireless networks, but I cannot connect to them. I also tried pinging my router and it doesn't work. It just keeps coming back with Network is unreachable. Anyways I would greatly appreaciate any advice. I'll try anything at this point. Be patient on my reply as I will be out of town until Friday, but keep the suggestions coming because I really want to be part of the linux community. Also I am using Knoppix 4.0 if that helps, and I used the latest drivers from linksys with the ndiswrapper.