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Re: MSI PC60G wireless adaptor problem



On Sat, Jul 14, 2007 at 08:59:16 -0700, I M wrote:

[...]

> "iwconfig ra0 mode Managed"  doesn't do anything.
> iwlist ra0 scan :
> -------------------------
> ra0       Scan completed :
>           Cell 01 - Address: 00:05:9E:83:9C:C3
>                     ESSID:"skynet"
>                     Mode:Managed
>                     Channel:6
>                     Encryption key:off
>                     Bit Rates:0 kb/s
>           Cell 02 - Address: 00:05:9E:84:7F:3B
>                     ESSID:"skynet"
>                     Mode:Managed
>                     Channel:1
>                     Encryption key:off
>                     Bit Rates:0 kb/s
>           Cell 03 - Address: 00:05:9E:84:89:ED
>                     ESSID:"skynet"
>                     Mode:Managed
>                     Channel:11
>                     Encryption key:off
>                     Bit Rates:0 kb/s
>           Cell 04 - Address: 00:05:9E:84:05:67
>                     ESSID:"skynet"
>                     Mode:Managed
>                     Channel:11
>                     Encryption key:off
>                     Bit Rates:149 Mb/s
> 
> -------------------------

I am a bit puzzled by "Bit Rates:0 kb/s" for cells 01, 02 and 03. I have
never seen this before. I don't think it is a good sign.

> But from what i see when doing ifup ra0 :
> 
> -------------------------
> ifup: /sbin/ifconfig ra0 up
> iwconfig_set: /sbin/iwconfig ra0 mode managed channel 6 key off essid
> skynet
> iwconfig_ap: /sbin/iwconfig ra0 ap 00:05:9E:83:9C:C3
> ifconfig_dhcp: /sbin/dhclient -q ra0
> kill_dhcp: /sbin/dhclient -r ra0
> .fails on dhcp
> .fails on dhcp
> .fails on dhcp
> -------------------------
> 
> It seems that it does exactly the same thing,the right thing (line
> 2).It is trying to connect to channel 6 witch is right.The mac is
> right.
> And also after trying to connect with wlassistant the output from
> iwconfig ra0 show Mode:Managed and the correct mac.
> And from what i noticed from my windows connection the ap doesn't have
> no type of encryption.
> But it seems to me that it still fails on the dhcp aquisition. :( .It
> seems quite frustrating to me :| because 
> there is no abvious problem rather the dhcp one.

Is the "windows connection" from the same computer, using the same
wireless card? (I want to rule out the possibility that the AP uses
mac-based filtering to block you.)

Are you sure that Windows manages to connect to cell 01? In any case, I
would try to associate with the AP of cell 04:

iwconfig ra0 ap 00:05:9E:84:05:67

Then run "iwconfig ra0" again and post the output. (It is very difficult
to do a remote diagnosis without the full output of the configuration
command.)

Another thing: Which version of the dhcp-client do you have installed?
Please post the output of

dpkg -l dhcp\* | awk '/^[^D|+]/{print $1,$2,$3}'

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