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Re: Wireless............

On Fri, 25 Mar 2011 11:22:37 +1300
Chris Bannister <mockingbird@earthlight.co.nz> wrote:

> On Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 09:05:31AM +1100, Charlie wrote:
> > On Tue, 22 Mar 2011 10:47:43 +0100
> > Sjoerd Hardeman <sjoerd@lorentz.leidenuniv.nl> wrote:
> > 
> > > Try wicd, it is a great gui-tool to easily connect to wireless
> > > networks.
> > > 
> > > Sjoerd
> > 
> > Thanks for that Sjoerd.
> > 
> > Even when the wireless connection didn't have a password wicd
> > couldn't find it and windows sees four wireless networks. Wicd was
> > my first thought because I run fvwm. After the wireless connection
> > had a password, it couldn't find it or any other either? [laughing]
> Is the radio turned on?

yes, checked that first

> Try "iwlist scan" if no results, then could be problem.

Didn't know about this command will try it

> Also with wicd you need a minimal /etc/network/interfaces file.

Thanks, read and did that after I installed wicd

> iwconfig will show if radio is on.

Yes, did that and it was

> You may need to check the prefs in wicd to make sure the correct
> device is shown in the device section.

I'm not certain that I have seen that when I bring up wicd-client -n

Not certain that I know how to bring up the preferences in wicd, I've
never seen it.

Thanks for your help. Have much to try when I get back to the wireless
access point.

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