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Old 10-19-2005, 10:15 PM   #1
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Dell Wireless Lan 1370 - No connection

I'm having trouble getting my wireless to work on my Dell Inspiron 2200.
I had no problem installing the driver through "Windows Wireless Drivers" GUI and skipped the whole ndiswrapper process completely.

Upon typing 'iwconfig' in the terminal I get the following:

IEEE 802.11g ESSID: off/any
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point 00:00:00:00:00:00
Bit Rate:54 Mb/s Tx-Power: 25 dBm
RTS thr:2347 B Fragment thr:2346 B
Encrytion key:xxxx:xxxx:xx Security mode:restricted
Power Management: off
Link Quality:100/100 Signal level:-10 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

(where the encryption key is an actual hex key)

When i type 'ifconfig' i actually get the HWaddr (or access point i assume?)

My problem is i can't get it to find my wireless router, (ESSID = "Wireless")
and it won't pick up my HWaddr.

The KWiFi Manager shows a connection spead of 54Mb/s and 100% signal strength but says "Connected to network: any"

I have no idea what's going on, i just want to know the easiest quickest way to get this up and running and it's driving me nuts!
Old 10-22-2005, 06:48 AM   #2
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Hello max_power83!
Is your essid "Wireless"? if so:
iwconfig wlan0 essid Wireless
This will connect to the network "Wireless"
The ESSID and Access Point should look diferent.
Old 10-22-2005, 05:33 PM   #3
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I've actually tried that several times and it just keeps giving me the same thing:
Essid= any
Access Point= 00:00:00:00:00:

I'm about ready to give up with wireless in Linux!
Old 01-12-2006, 12:33 AM   #4
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Hi, I'm new in Linux.
I aslo have Dell 2200 with this 1370 wireless card.
after i use ndiswrapper to install the driver(bcmwl5a.inf) for the card and use DMESG to check, I got the message that the driver can't initialize the device (can't request the IRQ 1). Can anybody tell me why?


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