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Re: Wireless networking help - can't find AP

On Tue, 30 Jun 2009 01:23:39 +0000
Joel Roth <joelz@pobox.com> wrote:


> My wireless network interface is present:
> $ iwconfig wlan0
> wlan0     IEEE 802.11  ESSID:""  
>           Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.412 GHz  Access Point: Not-Associated   
>           Tx-Power=0 dBm   
>           Retry min limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr=2352 B   
>           Link Quality:0  Signal level:0  Noise level:0
>           Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
>           Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0
> However, I don't find the D-Link 614+:
> $ iwlist wlan0 scan
> wlan0     No scan results
> And of course, dhclient fails to find a server.

a) Scanning may not work if the interface is administratively 'down'.
Try 'ifconfig wlan0 up' and then scanning.

b) What happens if you just go ahead and set the essid manually:
'iwconfig wlan0 essid your-essid' and then 'iwconfig wlan0' to see if
it associates?

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