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Old 08-06-2010, 01:45 PM   #1
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Wireless connection problem. Netgear DG834G router.

I have got the Netgear DG834G router, and I have to connect it with my laptop. I installed the drivers and they work fine. Then I tried to configure the wireless connection.
eth1 is my wireless interface.
# ifconfig eth1 up
# iwlist eth1 scan
eth1      Scan completed :
          Cell 01 - Address: C0:3F:0E:07:1E:60
                Frequency:2.457 GHz (Channel 10)
                Quality:5/5  Signal level:-35 dBm  Noise level:-92 dBm
                IE: Unknown:  -- here a three lines of nonsense numbers and letters --
                Encryption key:off
                Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s
                          9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
                          48 Mb/s; 64 Mb/s
# iwconfig eth1 mode managed channel 10 essid NETGEAR
# iwconfig eth1
eth1      IEE 802.11bg  ESSID:""
             Mode: Managed  Frequency:2.427 GHz  Access Point: Not-Associated
             Bit rate:1 Mb/s  Tx-Power:24 dBm
             Retry min limit:7  RTS thr:off  Fragment thr:off
             Encryption key:off
             Power Magnamentmode:All packets received
             Link Quality=5/5  Signal level=0  Noise level=-88 dBm
             Rx invalid nwind:0  Rx invalid crypt: 0  Rx invalid frag:0
             Tx eccessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0  Missed beacon:0
Why access point is not associated? Can you help me?
I'm using Ubuntu 10.4.

Last edited by mghis; 08-06-2010 at 02:07 PM.
Old 08-07-2010, 09:07 AM   #2
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First of all give your self a break with text configuration. If your drivers are ok gnome network will do everything.
Troubles occurs not because of Linux but drivers and used WEP or WPA/WPA2. With some cards one works other don't. I saw this problem also on Windows. The best shot is to change network protection.
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Thanks. I disabled the WEP key and i installed Wicd, after removing the Gnome Network Manager. Now it seems to work!

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Pleased you got it working, but don't forget to re-enable encryption, and bear in mind that WEP is very easily cracked, so you should use WPA or WPA2


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