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Old 08-23-2008, 11:28 AM   #1
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New Linux user, can not connect to Linksys Wireless router - help!

I am new to linux, and my wireless connection works everywhere by my home.

I am using OpenGEU and have Linksys WAP54G Access Point.

I can see the network, but i just won't connect.

I can connet fine w/ my wireless at my work.

I ran iwlist and got following:

eth1 Scan completed :
Cell 01 - Address: 00:0F:66:19:38:C5
Protocol:IEEE 802.11bg
Frequency:2.437 GHz (Channel 6)
Encryption keyff
Bit Rates:1MB/s; 2MB/s; 5.5 MB/s; 6MB/s; 9 MB/s
11 MB/s; 12 MB/s; 18 MB/s; 24 MB/s; 36 MB/s
48 MB/s; 54 MB/s
Quality=93/100 Signal level=-37 dBm Noise level=-37 dBm
Extra: Last beacon: 72ms ago
Old 08-23-2008, 02:12 PM   #2
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Have you tried using iwconfig?
Old 08-24-2008, 11:59 AM   #3
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this is what i get when i use iwconfig

eth1 unassociated ESSIDff/any
Mode:Managed Frequency=nan kHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Bit Rate:0 kb/s Tx-Power:16 dBm
Retry limit:15 RTS thrff Fragment thrff
Power Managemetnff
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retires:0 Invalid misc:14 Missed beacon:0
Old 08-26-2008, 06:48 AM   #4
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You should be able to set some of those parameters using iwconfig:

~$man iwconfig
Old 08-26-2008, 08:20 AM   #5
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first, go into the configuration page for the router and turn on the encryption and set up a key. Otherwise, people will be tapping into your network connection. The config. page is typically at (enter this in your browser URL window).

Once the router is set up, make the connection like so:
iwconfig eth1 essid TheArk key s:yourkey
dhcpcd eth1

Note the "s" before the key. This is required if the key is set in ascii (vs. hex)

On my laptop, the manual connection process has a quirk: I often have to take the interface down, then up again, before the wireless will work. I finally started using the wireless profiles, but any of the various GUI wireless managers will work also.
Old 08-27-2008, 10:50 AM   #6
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I feel like an idiot... I was using a Linksys wap54g access point...

That's what my problem was...

Bought a netgear Router, and got online w/ no issues...

Thank you to anybody who posted replys and sorry to take up you time!!
Old 08-02-2009, 02:30 PM   #7
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Cool Linux wireless

I had a similar problem - just could not connect to my Linksys WAP54g nohow. My solution was to do a Fedora Core (FC) 10 update and voila, away it went. By the way, I was able to do the update via a wired connection but have not needed it since.
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