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jwholey 04-23-2007 11:32 AM

Unable to connect to private wireless access point
 
Running Fedora Core6. Trying to connect to the a private wireless access point at work. I was able to do this when Vista was the OS (same laptop), but can not figure out how to do it under FC6.
Facts:
Wireless card is definitely configured and working properly.
Running Network Manager and Network Manager Dispatcher.
Questions: When setting up Vista, I was able to check a box indicating "the key is provided for me automatically", referring to the WEP key. I can't seem to find that parameter in Network Manager on FC6. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

thx. joe

b0uncer 04-24-2007 05:55 AM

Basically I think all the graphical tools use the iwsomething commands to do the job (or said the other way around, with those commands you can do pretty much anything your card supports). First check (if eth1 is not what your wireless card is called, change that appropriately; on some systems it's wlan0 or something)
Code:

iwlist eth1 scan
if your card (and the driver!) is working all right, you should get some access point information. If you don't get it, then either the card or it's driver is not functioning properly.

After this you can use iwconfig to actually connect to an ap; read
Code:

man iwconfig
for all usage information. If you can't do it with those, then I'm afraid the graphical tools can do it neither.


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