Re: Broadcom wireless, "Access Point: Invalid"
Maybe I need to just set the MAC address when I configure it with
iwconfig? The router is our cable modem as well. It is a 2WIRE, but I
don't know what model. I am using the bcm43xx module on my 2.6.20
kernel. I also have a 2.6.18 kernel running with ndiswrapper. Could it
be a problem that the ndiswrapper utilities are installed? I don't have
the ndiswrapper-module package compiled for the 2.6.20 kernel.
I bet the problem is the encryption. I'm out of the house right now,
and will try my AP or neighboors AP (unencrypted) without encryption. I
dont know for sure though if having ndiswrapper-utils package installed
is ineterfering with the bcm43xx drivers when they are being found.
On Fri, Mar 02, 2007 at 03:31:28PM -0800, Freddy Freeloader wrote:
> 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
> > dBm
> > 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?
> > Brent
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