Can't connect to WLAN

Daniel teletautala at gmail.com
Thu Jan 18 16:20:19 MST 2007


I made a change to my interfaces file and it didn't help much.  Here
is the current output:

root at daniel-ubuntu:/home/daniel# cat /etc/network/interfaces

--snip--
auto eth1

iface eth1 inet dhcp
        wireless-essid ASD
        wireless-key s:<the ascii key>

--snip--

root at daniel-ubuntu:/home/daniel# 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:<the ascii key>   Security mode:restricted
          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

root at daniel-ubuntu:/home/daniel# iwconfig eth1 essid "ASD" key s:<the ascii key>
Error for wireless request "Set Encode" (8B2A) :
    SET failed on device eth1 ; Invalid argument.

--Note-- if I take out the "s:" and use a hex key there are no errors

-Daniel

On 1/18/07, Richard Scott McNew <richard.scott.mcnew at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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