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Re: Unable to connect to my home wireless

On Mon, May 3, 2010 at 10:08, Zoran Kolic <zkolic@sbb.rs> wrote:
> | When I try to connect, wicd says that it is 'Putting interface up...', 'Validating authentication...', 'Obtaining IP address...' then it times out and says 'Connection failed: Unable to Get IP Address.'
> I have no clue what causes the problem, but I have found a clumsy
> workaround by trial and error: when I reset the router (Linksys
> WRT54GL) either to WPA from WPA2, or back the other way, wic manages
> to connect the next try. It doesn't seem to matter whether wic is
> looking for a password or a pre-shared key, so long as the the
> protocol is TKIP.  Next time, I have to reset the router back the
> other way. No further change required -- until the next time, when the
> router needs to be reset _again_!.

I have the same router. The very first thing was to
set it to "g only". Changing the channel may help
further. So, I would try that out, giving wpa2 a chan-
ce and using wpa_supplicant. Would be fine to know some
details about the hardware. Wifi chip at least. (I hope
I did not oversee it.)
Best regards


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Also do not mix wicd, network-manager, /etc/init.d/networking etc. together, use only one of these.  I once had a difficulty to connect because I was using both /etc/init.d/networking and network-manager together, one was stepping on another.

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