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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
> strange.
> 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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