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Old Unix and Linux 01-05-2011   -   Original Discussion by xib.be
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wireless connection via commands ,,, I'm stuck

By default I use all gnome stuff (gdm+metacity+...) and my connection works well.
I wanted to try fluxbox. So I've just changed my window manger. And under fluxbox, wireless isn't managed automatically like with gnome.
So I tried to set it up manually ... but I can't make my wireless connection work via commands :s

The easy way would be to launch the gnome network manager application:


and my connection works ... so I don't think the trouble comes from the driver.

But via commands I'm stuck.
here is what I've done :

iwconfig wlan0 key open
iwconfig wlan0 essid "NEUF_595C"
dhclient wlan0

according to my iwconfig output I think it's alright

$ iwconfig wlan0

wlan0     IEEE 802.11abg  ESSID:"NEUF_595C"  
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.462 GHz  Access Point: Not-Associated   
          Tx-Power=15 dBm   
          Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Power Management:off

Ups ... I've not noticed that I hadn't access point >< ... very strange ...
So I've tried to force it :

iwconfig wlan0 ap 00:17:33:57:59:60

but the iwconfig output stays the same :/ .... access point still not associated ...damned...
-------------- END OF EDIT---------------

$ ifconfig wlan0
$ route add default gw

$ ifconfig wlan0

wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:22:fa:b1:8d:34  
          inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
          inet6 addr: fe80::222:faff:feb1:8d34/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:77604 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:72358 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:47801933 (47.8 MB)  TX bytes:15536430 (15.5 MB)

But I still can't ping :/
I'm stuck and doesn't understand why ... some help would be very welcome Linux thx

Last edited by xib.be; 01-05-2011 at 04:48 PM..
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