Can't connect to WLAN

Richard Scott McNew richard.scott.mcnew at gmail.com
Thu Jan 18 15:37:20 MST 2007


try as root:

iwconfig eth1 essid "ASD" key <the key>

make sure that if your key is in ASCII, that you put s: before it

On 1/18/07, Daniel <teletautala at gmail.com> wrote:
> I can see the desired access point.  I know the key.  I can not
> connect.  I use System -> Administration -> Networking to change the
> wireless settings and it doesn't help.
>
> root at daniel-ubuntu:~# iwlist eth1 scan
> eth1      Scan completed :
>           Cell 01 - Address: 00:14:7C:5A:14:00
>                     ESSID:"ASD"
>                     Protocol:IEEE 802.11g
>                     Mode:Managed
>                     Frequency:2.462 GHz (Channel 11)
>                     Quality:0/100  Signal level:-80 dBm  Noise level:-256 dBm
>                     Encryption key:on
>                     Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s
>                               9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
>                               48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
>                     Extra:bcn_int=100
>                     Extra:atim=0
>                     IE: WPA Version 1
>                         Group Cipher : WEP-104
>                         Pairwise Ciphers (2) : TKIP WEP-104
>                         Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
>
> --snip--
>
>           Cell 04 - Address: 00:14:7C:59:EA:80
>                     ESSID:"ASD"
>                     Protocol:IEEE 802.11g
>                     Mode:Managed
>                     Frequency:2.437 GHz (Channel 6)
>                     Quality:0/100  Signal level:-80 dBm  Noise level:-256 dBm
>                     Encryption key:on
>                     Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s
>                               9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
>                               48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
>                     Extra:bcn_int=100
>                     Extra:atim=0
>                     IE: WPA Version 1
>                         Group Cipher : WEP-104
>                         Pairwise Ciphers (2) : TKIP WEP-104
>                         Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
> --snip--
>
> root at daniel-ubuntu:~# iwconfig eth1
> eth1      IEEE 802.11g  ESSID:off/any
>           Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.462 GHz  Access Point: Not-Associated
>           Bit Rate:54 Mb/s   Tx-Power:25 dBm
>           RTS thr:2347 B   Fragment thr:2346 B
>           Encryption key:off
>           Power Management:off
>           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
>
> I have tried to get this to work for months on Fedora Core 5 now
> Ubuntu Edgy.  I am using the ndiswrapper if that makes any difference.
>  I have read tutorial after tutorial without success.  Can someone
> please help me?
>
> -Daniel
>
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