Re: BCM WiFi Problem

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Timothy Murphy wrote:
> Mike - EMAIL IGNORED wrote:
>> wlan0     IEEE 802.11g  ESSID:""
>>           Mode:Managed  Channel:0  Access Point: Not-Associated
>>           Retry min limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr=2346 B
>>           Encryption key:off
>>           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
> I don't set up as an expert,
> but I would have thought you needed to set the ESSID
> (to that of the target machine).
> Personally, I set it in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth1
>         # Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection
>         DEVICE=eth1
>         ONBOOT=yes
>         BOOTPROTO=dhcp
>         HWADDR=00:15:00:16:2a:ea
>         IPADDR=
>         ESSID=dd-wrt
>         KEY=<...>
> But you could set it with iwconfig, something like
>         sudo iwconfig wlan0 essid <whatever>
He has it in hos ifcfg-wlan0. (ESSID=RoseMike) But I wonder if the
MODE=Auto instead of MODE=Managed is causing ESSID not to be set? If
not, then something is unsetting it... Time to read the network
configuration scripts again.


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