[nSLUG] smu wireless setup

Jack Warkentin jwark at eastlink.ca
Mon Oct 29 23:54:01 ADT 2007

Hi Tyler

It sounds like the driver needs to be told the SSID *before* the 
wpasupplicant stuff starts being used. How about trying

iwconfig ath0 essid <smu's hidden SSID>

before the

iwconfig ath0 ap any

(As an aside, I have my home access point configured with a hidden SSID 
and the driver on my laptop discovers what this is via the file
/etc/Wireless/RT2500STA/RT2500STA.dat, which is loaded at boot time, 
that I mentioned before.)



Tyler Smith wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 28, 2007 at 09:12:20PM -0300, Jack Warkentin wrote:
>> I recently installed Debian Lenny on my laptop and discovered that the 
>> driver for my wireless card *was not* included in either the 
>> installation kernel or the installed kernel, so the card was not 
>> detected. So your first step is to make sure the driver is correctly 
>> installed.
> Thanks Jack,
> I'm running Lenny on a Thinkpad R60, which has an atheros wireless
> card that has been running fine with the Madwifi driver since I
> installed it a year ago. So I'm pretty sure my problem is related to
> the wireless set-up at SMU, and from what I've gathered from the
> debian.user people the fact that SMU uses a hidden SSID might be the
> ultimate problem. No solutions yet.
> Cheers,
> Tyler

Jack Warkentin, phone 902-404-0457, email jwark at eastlink.ca
39 Inverness Avenue, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3P 1X6

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