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manaburn 02-20-2008 09:35 PM

Linux Mint XFCE Wireless Issue
 
OK so I have recently installed Daryna XFCE and my proper bcm43xx drivers and the wifi is definitely working, I can see my network and all others in my area. The only problem is that I for some reason cannot connect to my WEP encrypted home network. When I try it hangs on 'obtaining IP address'. After some fruitless searching someone told me that I have my 'Roaming' turned off. have searched in all the menus and preferences that I can think of to get it turned back on and haven't seen that option anywhere. If this is really my problem can someone please explain to me how to enable it , and if it isn't then maybe explain what else to do. Thanks in advance.

Hangdog42 02-21-2008 07:24 AM

Welcome to LQ!

I think we'll need a few more details before any conclusions can be drawn:

- How are you setting the WEP key?
- How are you trying to get an IP address?
- What is the output of iwconfig?
- What is the output of ifconfig?
- Can you connect to your home network if WEP is temporarily turned off?

Quote:

After some fruitless searching someone told me that I have my 'Roaming' turned off.
With all due respect, "someone" probably is a touch out to lunch.

manaburn 02-21-2008 11:17 AM

iwconfig output:
Code:

lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

wlan0    IEEE 802.11g  ESSID:off/any 
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.462 GHz  Access Point: Not-Associated 
          Bit Rate:54 Mb/s  Tx-Power:32 dBm 
          RTS thr:2347 B  Fragment thr:2346 B 
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality:0  Signal level:0  Noise level:0
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0  Missed beacon:0

ifconfig output:
Code:

eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:1B:24:57:18:A5 
          inet addr:192.168.1.101  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:1627 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:1497 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:1309967 (1.2 MB)  TX bytes:246673 (240.8 KB)
          Interrupt:19 Base address:0x2000

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback 
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:4 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:4 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:200 (200.0 b)  TX bytes:200 (200.0 b)

wlan0    Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:1A:73:6E:CA:13 
          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
          Interrupt:22 Memory:b8000000-b8004000

wlan0:ava Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:1A:73:6E:CA:13 
          inet addr:169.254.5.210  Bcast:169.254.255.255  Mask:255.255.0.0
          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          Interrupt:22 Memory:b8000000-b8004000

Linux Mint uses WiCD to manage the wireless connections and when I enter the WEP key (yes i chose the correct WEP entery, HEX) and it hangs during the connection while saying 'obtaining IP address'. Also I tryed to connect to another open network in my area with the same results.

Hangdog42 02-21-2008 01:20 PM

From your iwconfig output, it looks as if the configuration via WiCD hasn't taken. Try doing it from the command:

iwconfig wlan0 essid YourSSID
iwconfig wlan0 key YourWEPKeyInHex
ifup wlan0


Hopefully that will show if you can connect or not.

manaburn 02-21-2008 01:58 PM

Output after all that is:

Code:

ifup: interface wlan0 already configured
Still can't connect

Hangdog42 02-21-2008 02:30 PM

Can you tell from the output of iwconfig if the configuration actually took? Also, can you see an IP address in the output of ifconfig after you've run ifup?


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