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 20:35:35 -0800
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Try blacklisting ndiswrapper in /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist. I don't
think ndiswrapper being in one kernel should affect a different kernel,
but I'm no kernel expert. I know I've always had to reinstall
ndiswrapper after every kernel update that went from one kernel release
to another, i.e. 2.6.17 to 2.6.18.
On Fri, 2007-03-02 at 19:49 -0600, Mr Alk3 wrote:
> 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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