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Old 02-04-2007, 08:56 AM   #1
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Mandriva wireless works on one network but not another

Hello, Newbie (sort of)here!

I have a Dell C640 (courtesy of Freecycle), plenty of RAM, ethernet, wireless etc. I fitted a brand new HD and loaded Mandriva 2007. Works beautifully and the 3D desktop is very impressive to show to colleagues who spout on and on about vista ;-)

Everything worked straight away but being a newbie I tried Ubuntu, Kubuntu and Suse but came back to (a clean install) Mandriva. I also have an iBook G4 and both machines are happy on my home network via wireless or via rj45.

OK, so I come over to my partner's for a few days (she uses the Dark Side) but with a wireless router and my Mac works just fine. The Mandriva machine just cannot see the wireless :-(

I've tried allsorts - even switched off the security completely - nothing. The Mac sees nieghbours networks (as do *both* machines at home) but the Linux sees nothing

What gives? As Spock would say "It's just not logical, Captain"


Old 02-04-2007, 04:17 PM   #2
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If wireless works on one network and not another then WEP, WAP would be a first suspect. Also change the SSID that you are trying to hook to. Scan for SSID if it being broadcasted, if not ask for the name of it. Wireless takes a bit of configuration.


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