> > Why would iwconfig fail to change an essid? I've tried: > > iwconfig wlan0 essid "default" > > which has always worked in the past. But now that I've installed Fedora > 8, it absolutely will not change the essid (it always shows as any/off). > I can scan using: > > iwlist wlan0 scan > > and shows my default network (and other nearby networks). > > Rick B. > I removed ndiswrapper and re-installed everything. Still didn't work. Changed the router to WEP open system (from shared key) (still requires a key from what I can tell), still didn't work. Took the laptop to work to try connecting to the wpa network (after re-enabling networkmanager) - couldn't connect via WPA. Brought it home, turned it on (with an old D-Link 650 card which I had been using in place of the bcm4318 mini wifi card) and it connected to a neighbors network (at least I think it was a neighbors network) but I thought it was through the 650 pcmcia card. But when I checked, networkmanager clearly showed the available networks for both wireless cards and it was definitely connected via the 4318 (which I've been working on for a week). I thought this was too good to be true - not sure what has changed. I checked to make sure I was actually connected (using ssh to connect to my Linux machine at work) and was successful. I disconnected, and clicked my network in networkmanager and to my utter amazement it connected. Again, not sure what had previously gone wrong. Rick B.