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Old 12-19-2005, 05:57 PM   #1
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Wireless Access Point


Well I finally got ndiswrapper working in Slackware 10.2. Now my problem is I do not know how to connect to an access point. Under windows, my wireless card automatically connects to the router "linksys". I had linux connecting once but cannot seem to make it happen again. Here is what I have ran and the output:

Code:
# ndiswrapper -l
Installed drivers:bcmwl5 driver present, hardware present

# ifconfig wlan0 up
# dhcpcd wlan0
# ifconfig -a

eth0	  Link encap:Ethernet  
		  HWaddr 00:12:3F:F5:69:51
		  BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1		  
		  RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0		  
		  TX packets:1 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0		  
		  collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000		  
		  RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:590 (590.0 b)
		  Interrupt:4 Base address:0xdf40 Memory:dfdfd000-dfdfd038 

lo		 Link encap:Local Loopback  
		  inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0 UP		   
		  LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
		  RX packets:4 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
		  TX packets:4 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
		  collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
		  RX bytes:200 (200.0 b)  TX bytes:200 (200.0 b)

wlan0		   Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:14:A5:30:F1:C3  
		  BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
		  RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
		  TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
		  collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
		  RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
		  Interrupt:5 Memory:dfdfe000-dfe00000 

# iwlist wlan0 scan
wlan0	 Scan completed :
		  
				  Cell 01 - Address: 00:09:5B:36:CA:F0					
		  ESSID:"Wireless				  
		  Protocol:IEEE 802.11b
		  Mode:Managed
		  Frequency:2.462 GHz (Channel 11)
		  Quality:0/100  Signal level:-93 dBm  Noise level:-256 dBm
		  Encryption key:off
		  Bit Rate:1 Mb/s					
		  Bit Rate:2 Mb/s					
		  Bit Rate:5.5 Mb/s					
		  Bit Rate:11 Mb/s				 
		  Extra:bcn_int=100					
		  Extra:atim=0		  
		  
		  Cell 02 - Address: 00:13:10:81:70:83
		  ESSID:"linksys"				   
		  Protocol:IEEE 802.11g				   
		  Mode:Managed				   
		  Frequency:2.437 GHz (Channel 6)
		  Quality:0/100  Signal level:-93 dBm  Noise level:-256 dBm
		  Encryption key:off
		  Bit Rate:1 Mb/s
		  Bit Rate:2 Mb/s
		  Bit Rate:5.5 Mb/s					
		  Bit Rate:11 Mb/s
		  Bit Rate:18 Mb/s					
		  Bit Rate:24 Mb/s				   
		  Bit Rate:36 Mb/s
		  Bit Rate:54 Mb/s 
		  Bit Rate:6 Mb/s					
		  Bit Rate:9 Mb/s					
		  Bit Rate:12 Mb/s
		  Bit Rate:48 Mb/s
		  Extra:bcn_int=100
		  Extra:atim=0

# iwconfig wlan0 ESSID linksys
(with no output)
I know the speed is crappy but right now I have to "piggyback" the connection from my neighbor till Tuesday. One of the problems is I do not know how to connect to a wireless network or hotspot under Linux. If anyone could point me in the right direction for connecting to wireless networks under Linux, it would be greatly appreciated. BTW, I am connecting under the "linksys" under windows right now so I know it works.


Also, I tried:

# ifconfig wlan0 up
# dhclient wlan0
# dhcpcd wlan0

with no connectivity.

Thanx

Last edited by securitybreach; 12-19-2005 at 05:58 PM.
 
Old 12-19-2005, 07:28 PM   #2
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A checklist that may help you.
Have you modprobe your ndiswrapper module?
Have you used any encryption methods, like WPA?
Have you upgrade the wireless script to version 18?

Cheers.
 
Old 12-19-2005, 08:27 PM   #3
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wirelss config

Try

iwconfig eth0 <myessid>

Same for key, thats how I get mine to work.
 
Old 12-20-2005, 08:35 AM   #4
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Have you modprobe your ndiswrapper module?

Yes it is loaded on boot, thats how I can scan using iwlis

Have you used any encryption methods, like WPA?

The encryption on the connection to linksys is unencrypted, so why should I use WPA?

Have you upgrade the wireless script to version 18?

What do you mean by upgrading the wireless script?


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