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Old 04-23-2009, 09:38 PM   #1
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Exclamation Laptop HP 60-249WM designed for vista and installed debian with network errors


Running iwconfig

lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

wmaster0 no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11 ESSID:"smack"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Tx-Power=20 dBm
Retry min limit:7 RTS thrff Fragment thr=2352 B
Encryption keyff
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

The wifi connection is called smack using wep2 with paraphrasing. I have a rj45 connection with no problems. At first was not establishing ip address from dhcp but found if I put my ip in it would alway's connect. Looking threw other forums found a problem that I think is the same I have. I found nothing to show wep2 capable. Do I need to use the windows driver with ndiswrapper? Thanks for any help! I'm very new to linux.
Old 04-24-2009, 04:12 PM   #2
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When I am able to connect with wifi the signal strength is 0%. The static ip that I have tried to use is on the wifi router. This ip is one that I put in while trying to force connection, the wifi router is set to give out - for dhcp. Loaded wifi-radar to see if the wifi on this laptop detects anything. Nothing is found at all.



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