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Old 01-13-2009, 08:47 PM   #1
GameQber
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Fedora 10 - Network automatically detected, configured, never actually connects


Update: Problem solved, see two posts below.

I'm connecting to a Linksys Wireless-N router (which connects directly to the internet) with a Linksys WUSB300N wireless USB adapter.

I used ndiswrapper to install my WUSB300N. It successfully installed. As soon as I typed "modprobe ndiswrapper" to initialize it, Fedora 10 automatically detected my local network and brought up the correct SSID and everything.

I have WEP enabled on the network (which was also auto-detected, and was prompted for the key). I put in my key and double-checked it.


This is as far as I get. It doesn't finish connecting. If I mouse-over the Network Connections icon in the lower right, it says:

"Attempting to join the wireless network '(mySSID)'..."

I've tried applying different settings, but can't seem to get it to connect. It seems like if I try opening any other networking tool besides Network Connections, those programs just hang and don't ever start (as long as Network Connections is trying to connect).


Any ideas? The auto-configuration set my network as an "Infrastructure" with "WEP 40/128-bit Key" security, and it has my key in there. Authentication is "Open System". IPv4 Settings is DHCP (this I know is correct), and "DHCP Client ID" is blank.

Thanks in advance.

Last edited by GameQber; 01-13-2009 at 09:13 PM.
 
Old 01-13-2009, 09:05 PM   #2
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I have the same configuration,just a different router/modem.First,how many kernels do you have?Because if I load any other kernel at boot prompt then the one I've used for the installation of my wireless driver it want connect.Maybe is just that.Second,what's the output of iwconfig?Finally,is DHCP set to automatic?
 
Old 01-13-2009, 09:12 PM   #3
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Heh, I seemed to have avoided the problem completely by changing my security to WPA Personal (TKIP) with a password. WEP just didn't seem to work for some reason. I'm connected with no problems now.

Thanks for the response. By the way, as far as I know, only one kernel is being used. I'm still a noob to Linux, though.
 
Old 01-13-2009, 09:24 PM   #4
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Well,after changing WEP to WPA it connects.Hmm...it's a little strange to me if you say that you use WEP encryption.Anyway,glad you did it.
 
Old 01-14-2009, 07:07 AM   #5
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I changed the security on the router itself to WPA, I mean. Before, we were using WEP encryption. But yeah, no problems ever since switching to WPA.
 
  


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