I have a Dell 600m laptop with an Intel Centrino 2100 wireless card. I successfully compiled ndiswrapper and was able to get the wireless card detected and "running" in linux (as far as the driver goes).
However, when it comes to configuring my card for my wirless network, I *cannot* get iwconfig to set my SSID! Everything else works... changing channels, setting up the WEP key, etc, but not the SSID!
Here is the command I'm running:
iwconfig wlan0 essid "Neptune"
I've also tried it without quotes and with several other network names... nothing.
Everytime I type:
wlan0 IEEE 802.11b ESSID:""
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412GHz Access Point: FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF
RTS thr:1600 B Fragment thr:2344 B
Encryption key:8384-1E3F-03B9-7EA4-08F9-xxxx-xx Security mode:restricted
Link Quality:0/100 Signal level:-98 dBm Noise level:-256 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
What am I doing wrong?
I am on Fedora Core 2 with 2.6.5-1.358 as my kernel (whatever comes with FC2).
Also - I've tried to change settings with the card both up (ifconfig wlan0 up) and down, and still nothing... I'm doing all of the commands with the root accont (su -).