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Old 09-16-2004, 11:23 PM   #1
bonebrain
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Ok newbie question here. I am running Mandrake 10 and am running into a simple problem which is messing with my head. I have my wireless up and running at my home, SMC prism card, but when I go to the local coffee shop and try to access there it refuses to set up. Everything is set for dhcp and no encryption since I use mac filtering at home. Any ideas? According to the guys at the coffee house it is wide open but they don't know much about linux so they haven't run int this before

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Old 11-16-2004, 09:54 PM   #2
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i have had the same proplem. at home i issue the following comands and i am up and running:
Code:
sudo iwconfig eth0 essid camphor;
sudo iwconfig eth0 key XXXXXXXXXX;
sudo dhcpcd -N eth0
so at the coffee house i was just at i did :
Code:
sudo ifconfig eth0 down
to flush the ip that my home router gave me
Code:
sudo iwconfig eth0 essid any;
sudo iwconfig eth0 key off;
to clean the essid and the key from home, i assume that they are broadcasting their essid and have no key set, since i saw everyone waround me with powerbooks or winxp machines were able to just turn on and go
so the i issued
Code:
sudo ifconfig eth0 up;
sudo dhcpcd -N eth0
and then nothing....the gnome try icon seemed to report signal stregth but dhcpcd would just sit there for minutes and then time out. are there any other comands i should/could issue to probe around next time i am there. asking the employee's anything will prob get me blank stares.
its frustrating seeing window$ machines being able to do something easier then my linux box....

thanks for any help in advance
 
Old 11-17-2004, 08:57 AM   #3
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I ended up solving the problem a month or so ago. I didn't get any replies and my searching through the internet didn't show much up either. I did find a driver linux-wlan that seemed as though it might be of help so i downloaded the code from:

http://www.linux-wlan.com/linux-wlan/

Once I compiled on my system and configured to basically accept any connections and I was off ( YMMV).

I hope this helps you as well
 
Old 11-17-2004, 09:38 PM   #4
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thanks for the link...i guess i should have mentioned that i dont have a prism card ...mine is a 2wire card that uses the orinoco drivers.....maybei should poke around to see if there are similar updated drivers for me as well....

other info that i forgot to add...dist:slackware 10
laptop : pII 266 128M

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