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Old 12-16-2006, 03:16 AM   #1
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Wireless connection problem ( WPA or something else)


Hello, I'm trying to connect to my AP, using:
Code:
Atheros Communication AR50056
I think my OS recognized it correctly, but I have problems with connection. First some more info, that may help you to help me
Code:
ifconfig
ath0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:16:E3:83:0D:04 
          inet6 addr: fe80::216:e3ff:fe83:d04/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING 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:0
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)

eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:16:36:8A:5B:B8 
          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:177 Base address:0x8000

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback 
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:162 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:162 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:11604 (11.3 KiB)  TX bytes:11604 (11.3 KiB)

wifi0     Link encap:UNSPEC  HWaddr 00-16-E3-83-0D-04-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00 
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:1390 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:17369
          TX packets:3234 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:199
          RX bytes:137026 (133.8 KiB)  TX bytes:154984 (151.3 KiB)
          Interrupt:193 Memory:dca00000-dca10000
And now iwconfig:
Code:
iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.

wifi0     no wireless extensions.

ath0      IEEE 802.11g  ESSID:"siec"  Nickname:"siec"
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.412 GHz  Access Point: Not-Associated   
          Bit Rate:1 Mb/s   Tx-Power:16 dBm   Sensitivity=0/3 
          Retry:off   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality=42/94  Signal level=-53 dBm  Noise level=-95 dBm
          Rx invalid nwid:195  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0

eth0      no wireless extensions.

sit0      no wireless extensions.
It seams to look OK?
What I have done to connect? First I installed two applications, that should help me: network-manager and wifi-radar. When I try to run first one, it doesn't recognize any AP. I've got only error message:
Code:
sudo NetworkManager --no-daemon
NetworkManager: <information>   starting...
NetworkManager: <information>   eth0: Device is fully-supported using driver '8139too'.
NetworkManager: <information>   nm_device_init(): waiting for device's worker thread to start
NetworkManager: <information>   nm_device_init(): device's worker thread started, continuing.
NetworkManager: <information>   Now managing wired Ethernet (802.3) device 'eth0'.
NetworkManager: <information>   Deactivating device eth0.
NetworkManager: <information>   Updating allowed wireless network lists.
NetworkManager: <WARNING>        nm_dbus_get_networks_cb (): error received: org.freedesktop.NetworkManagerInfo.NoNetworks - There are no wireless networks stored..
And nm-ap photo:
http://img279.imageshack.us/img279/8113/ubuntuvu2.png

Something is wrong ... when I run
Code:
iwlist ath0 scan
it show my two available APs.

Next I tried wifi-radar. It show my two available APs:
http://7thguard.net/files/przeglad_w...iradar_th.png( example photo ), but I can't connect. They use WPA, but I can't configure it

Why network-manager don't show my APs? It's problem with my card or with WPA configuration? How can I configure WPA ( with GUI)? Please help me
 
Old 12-16-2006, 06:38 AM   #2
Cogar
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You need to list the distribution you are using, and the wireless card you are using as well. (Incidentally, cards using the Atheros chipset need to have proprietary drivers installed or use a wrapper like NdisWrapper. Some distributions do not include them for legal or idealogical reasons.) Further, setting up WPA is problematic in most Linux distributions since you need to use the wpa_supplicant package to enable it and configuring it is not easy. (PS: I know this post is not much help, but unless you list specifics, it is not likely you will get many replies.)
 
  


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