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Re: Debian Sarge + madwifi : cannot bring up interface ath0

On Tue, 2005-05-31 at 12:52 -0400, Dominique Orban wrote:
> Regarding the wireless card, I installed the madwifi drivers, loaded
> the modules, but 'ifup ath0' gives:
> % ifup ath0
> Error for wireless request "Set ESSID" (8B1A) :

Hi Dominique,

Does your ESSID have spaces or other less usual characters in it?

You should be able to issue the commands that ifup does manually, like

ifconfig ath0 up
iwconfig ath0 essid "your ss id"
dhclient ath0

... and it would seem likely that the problem is occurring in the
"iwconfig" line :-)

After the "ifconfig ath0 up" you should be able to scan for reachable
WLANs as well with "iwlist ath0 scan", and confirm that you can see your
own one that you expect to see.

Finally, I doubt this is the case, but is it possible that you have MAC
address restriction enabled on your AP?

Hope this is some help!

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