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Old 10-16-2009, 10:34 AM   #1
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Getting the Computer to Use The Wireless Router.


Hi, I am using a laptop and desktop the latter receives the signal from the router, it's name is TP-LINK, but will only access the internet through the wired network, modem direct, even when it is unplugged from the modem it will not use the router. The laptop uses it fine.

I tried ticking the box beside TP-LINK, but it won't apply. I tried manual and also the wireless option there will not tick, even despite authentication.

My computer is a legacy computer, A DELL Dimension 4600 Pentium 4. The wireless card is a "Network controller: Texas Instruments ACX 111 54Mbps Wireless Interface"

I could do with some insight thanks.

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Old 10-16-2009, 03:50 PM   #2
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It's not clear to me whether you have the wireless card up and running. Post the output from iwconfig to give us more info.
 
Old 10-17-2009, 12:59 AM   #3
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bm@bm-desktop ~ $ iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11b+/g+ ESSID:"" Nickname:"acx v0.3.36"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Bit Rate:54 Mb/s Tx-Power=15 dBm Sensitivity=1/3
Retry min limit:7 RTS thrff
Power Managementff
Link Quality=36/100 Signal level=11/100 Noise level=0/100
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

vboxnet0 no wireless extensions.


The above is the result.
 
Old 10-18-2009, 09:43 AM   #4
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Quote:
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bm@bm-desktop ~ $ iwconfig

wlan0 IEEE 802.11b+/g+ ESSID:"" Nickname:"acx v0.3.36"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Bit Rate:54 Mb/s Tx-Power=15 dBm Sensitivity=1/3
Retry min limit:7 RTS thrff
Power Managementff
Link Quality=36/100 Signal level=11/100 Noise level=0/100
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

The above is the result.
OK. Notice that your card isn't set to ESSID TP-LINK.
Now enter these commands to the wireless card from the command line:
Code:
iwconfig wlan0 channel auto
        iwconfig wlan0 key xxxx-xxxx-xx open
        iwconfig wlan0 essid TP-LINK
Where "xxx's" are replaced with your hex password.

Let's see if that will get you connected.
 
  


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