From: James Whitt <phikapjames@gm...> - 2004-08-20 05:38:44
I know from the faq that the essid will not be displayed in iwconfig
unless the wireless card has associated itself with an access point.
In a previous message (that can't seem to find right now) someone said
that you needed to make sure that the ap is broadcasting the essid and
to scan for the ap to help out. Is it required for the ap to be
broadcasting the essid for the local card to connect to it? I'm
asking this because I'm still having difficulty connecting my card to
my schools network which does not broadcast it's essid.
Here's a recap in case someone has an idea about that situation. I
have a Linksys 54g wireless card that I can connect up to my home ap
which is a Linksys WRT54G with encryption on. Works great with no
problems besides a little bugginess in the new pre10 I just installed
two days ago. My school network is a 802.11b network, running
encryption, but does not have the essid broadcasted. Could not
connect to it at all after attempting everything humanly. I know the
network works as my recently deceased card worked from the same seat,
and there were about 3 other laptops on the network in the same room.
I have now tried using both .8 and 10rc1 with no luck. Here is some
info on my system:
lspci Info: Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306
802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 03)
Drivers: Latest xp drivers downloaded from linksys site.
NDISDriver Version: both .8 and .10rc1
Any help would be appreciated. Want me to try something, no problem,
let me know and I'll test my day away (after my exam and work tomorow
Ndiswrapper itself doesn't communicate with the card, so if the
Windows driver doesn't associate, then the problem may be with the
Windows driver you are using. If you can associate to the AP with in
Windows with a driver, then you may want to use that with
ndiswrapper. Some cards/drivers apparently work with non-broadcasting