Re: Broadcom wireless, "Access Point: Invalid"
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- Subject: Re: Broadcom wireless, "Access Point: Invalid"
- From: Freddy Freeloader <email@example.com>
- Date: Fri, 02 Mar 2007 15:31:28 -0800
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The access point on a wireless router is its MAC address. The only
reason I can see that yours might be considered invalid is due to what I
see as a conflict in configuration. The router reports that it has an
encryption key, but that the security mode is open. I find that pretty
What brand and model number of wireless router do you use? And, are you
using ndiswrapper or the bcm43xx module? I've had major problems with
the bcm43xx when attempting to use any kind of encryption.
On Fri, 2007-03-02 at 16:59 -0600, Mr Alk3 wrote:
> I have my Broadcom wireless card half functional and it can be
> configured. I just can seem to get it to connect to an AP. When I do
> an 'iwconfig' I get this:
> # iwconfig
> lo no wireless extensions.
> eth0 no wireless extensions.
> wlan0 IEEE 802.11b/g ESSID:"ByteMe" Nickname:"Broadcom 4311"
> Mode:Managed Frequency=2.484 GHz Access Point: Invalid
> Bit Rate=1 Mb/s Tx-Power=18 dBm
> RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
> Encryption key:5848-6332-43 Security mode:open
> Link Quality=0/100 Signal level=-256 dBm Noise level=-256
> Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
> Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
> My question is why is my access point showing up as invalid?