Re: Airport on new 700MHz iBook
> After I iwconfig the card I get something like this. My ESSID
> and WEP key values are correct. For the time being, anyway. :-)
> eth1 IEEE 802.11-DS ESSID:"F00N3T" Nickname:"wilde"
> Mode:Managed Frequency:2.437GHz Access Point: 44:44:44:44:44:44
> Bit Rate:2Mb/s Tx-Power=15 dBm Sensitivity:1/3
> Retry limit:4 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
> Encryption key:8FB9-D60C-7CF8-7F51-599F-E90D-12
> Power Management:off
> Link Quality:0/92 Signal level:134/153 Noise level:134/153
> Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:1
> Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
> At this point I can't the card to do IP. I've tried setting the
> mode to ad-hoc but I think "managed" is the right setting as I'm
> connecting to a Linksys base station. The bitrate gets torqued
> down to 2Mb/s after I try DHCP but the frequency gets set correctly
> (a manual ifconfig doesn't get me any closer to doing IP either).
The card goes to 2 MBit if it can`t find an access point in range ...
mode managed is correct ...
Perhaps you have to set the channel (frequency) if you haven`t
> Clearly the Access Point MAC listed in the above output is wrong
Yes, because your airport card couldn`t find your access point
> but I'm not sure what the cause is. It's the first time I've done
> 802.11b on Linux let alone using an Airport on an iBook. ;-)
Have you tried without wep?
have you mac address filtering at the base station on? turn it off ...