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Old 07-15-2015, 09:05 AM   #1
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wicd can't see my router


I have a master router and a seconday router. The computer is always associated with the secondary router.

Now I want to associate with the primary router, but wicd won't see it. I've been trying for three days, to no avail.

My tablet can, my phone can, even the computer sees it with 'iwlist wlan0 scan.' Only wicd won't. And I know it used to.

What can I do to fix this?
 
Old 07-15-2015, 11:32 AM   #2
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What can I do to fix this?
Hi...

How close is your computer to the primary router? Anything that would impede signal quality? Also, have you tried using another network manager?

Regards...
 
Old 07-15-2015, 12:05 PM   #3
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Hi...

How close is your computer to the primary router? Anything that would impede signal quality? Also, have you tried using another network manager?

Regards...
It's close enough. I have associated with it before. Note that 'iwlist' can see it, also the tablet and the phone.

I've never tried to replace the network manager because wicd works fine except for this new problem, and I don't want to mess with the network structure. Of all things, networking is always the most difficult for me to fix on my own.

I have a clue. I believe I might have selected the "Never connect to this network" option to prevent the computer from associating with it, always preferring the secondary router. So I opened /etc/wicd/wireless-settings.conf and found that specific access point has the option never = 1. I deleted that line and tried again, to no avail. It's been three days, I just checked it out and that line has been inserted again! That option must be also set elsewhere, I have no clue where.

The only thing I could try and still haven't is rebooting, but I really want to avoid that because there's too much going on here and I can't afford a reboot anytime soon. I shouldn't have to reboot, this is not Windows.
 
Old 07-15-2015, 12:20 PM   #4
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I shouldn't have to reboot, this is not Windows.
Hi...

There are times when even Linux needs to be rebooted, although I don't know if it would help your particular problem.

If you've got really important things going on right now with your system then it may be best to wait until everything is done to really troubleshoot.

Regards...
 
Old 07-16-2015, 12:41 PM   #5
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Try rebooting the router. Sometimes certain devices will fail to see mine or authenticate with it, even though other devices see and authenticate just fine.
 
Old 07-16-2015, 12:51 PM   #6
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All the routers have been rebooted at least a couple of times. And rebooting or not, let me say this just once again: iwlist CAN see the router. It's wicd that can't.
 
  


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