ndiswrapper, linksys 802.11g, essid not "sticking"
Alright, a bit of background: I'm running debian sid, 2.6.6 kernel. Newest everything with apt-get update / upgrade.
When I bring wlan0 (my wireless adapter) up with ifup wlan0, I get no errors. ndiswrapper lists "present" next to the driver (lsbcmnds). However, I cannot get an essid to "stick" with this card.
I execute the command:
iwconfig wlan0 essid "myessid"
and see confirmation of that command in iwevent in another xterm. I also see no events after it in iwevent, so no daemon is changing things back.
Then I run iwconfig once more, and see that my ESSID is blank.
Also, my security mode defaults to restricted, even though I have this line in my interfaces file:
...so yeah. I'm kinda frustrated.