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Hi - I have had a bit of experience with Linux, but this is my first installation and setup and I have a bit of a snag with my wireless ...
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    Wireless Problems


    Hi - I have had a bit of experience with Linux, but this is my first installation and setup and I have a bit of a snag with my wireless

    I have Mandriva 2006 (free) on an HP Pavilion zv6000 laptop with a Broadcom wireless card.

    When I try and connect to the wireless network, I am seeing no wireless networks, even though I know that there are wireless networks available (my Windows machine can see them).

    I think I accidently changed something in my wlan0 setup - here are the settings as they currently are in the control center's 'manage connections'

    TCP/IP
    Protocol: DHCP (everything else is greyed out)

    DHCP
    DHCP Client: dhclient
    Assign host name from DHCP address: no
    DHCP host name:
    DHCP timeout (in seconds):
    Get DNS servers from DHCP: no
    Get YP servers from DHCP: no
    Get NTPD servers from DHCP: no

    Wireless
    Operating Mode: Managed
    (Everything else blank)

    Options
    Start at boot: yes
    Track network card ID: yes
    Network Hotplugging: yes
    Metric: 10

    Info
    (gives only the MAC address)

    Any help?

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    A few other bits and pieces of information from other posts I've been looking at

    the command

    iwlist scanning

    gives me this...

    lo Interface doesn't support scanning
    eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning
    wlan0 No scan results
    sit0 Interface doesn't support scanning
    eth1 Interface doesn't support scanning

    and iwconfig wlan0 gives
    IEEE 802.11g ESSID: off/any Nickname:"localhost"
    Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412GHz Access Point: 00:00:00:00:00:00
    Bit Rate=54 Mb/s Tx-Power: 25 dBm
    RTS thr=2347 B Fragment thr=2346 B
    Encryption key: off
    Power management: off
    Link Quality: 100/100 Signal Level: -10dBm Noise level: -256 dBm
    Rx invalid nwid: 0 Rx invalid crypt: 0 Rx invalid frag: 0
    Tx excessive retries: 0 Invalid misc: 0 Missed beacon: 0

    Hope that helps someone

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    Again, from another post

    dmesg has the following lines

    wlan0: no IPv6 routers present

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