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I'm having problems with my wireless card - here's some of the information I've gotten while looking at other posts dmesg gives me a line that reads wlan0: no IPv6 ...
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    Networking Problem


    I'm having problems with my wireless card - here's some of the information I've gotten while looking at other posts


    dmesg gives me a line that reads
    wlan0: no IPv6 routers present

    iwlist scanning
    wlan0: No scan results

    iwconfig wlan0
    IEEE 802.11g
    ESSID: off/any
    Nickname:"localhost"
    Mode: Managed
    Frequency: 2.412 GHz
    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
    Signel level: -10 dBm
    Noise level: -246 dBm
    Rx invalid nwid: 0
    Rx invalid crypt: 0
    Rx invalid frag: 0
    Tx excessive retries: 0
    Invalid misc: 0
    Missed beacon: 0

    This was working fine the other day, but I made some change and I lost the wireless network connection - I assumed it was work they were doign at school, but now I can't find my home network either which I know is on (The WindowsXP box can see it). I think it isn't detecting the network for some reason - from all the posts I've read, my wifi card is working - so can anyone help me with why I can't see the network?

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    Try disabiling IPv6 support on the interface and see what happens.

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    I disabled it and am no longer getting the message in dmesg (all the wlan0 messages look good to me) but I still am not seeing any wireless networks either in iwlist or in the drakroam GUI

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    I was in playing with this when this started - here are the current settings of the MCC Manage Connections (Mandriva 2006 by the way)

    Device selected: wlan0: Broadcom Corporation [BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller

    TCP/IP
    Protocol: DHCP
    IP Address: No IP (greyed out)
    Netmask: No Mask (greyed out)

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

    Wireless
    Operating Mode: Managed
    Network name (ESSID): any
    (Everything else: blank)

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

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    my apologies - I am an idiot. The HP laptop has a Wireless Networking button on it that I had switched off somehow.

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