wireless mysteriously stopped working! helppp!
I have posted here before asking how to set up wireless on my laptop. Everything has been working fine since. I installed the firmware for my card etc etc etc.
I turn on my laptop today, go through my usual routine to connect wirelessly (which i have been meaning to put into a script) -
$iwconfig eth2 essid <ssid>
$iwconfig eth2 key <wep key>
$iwconfig eth2 ap any
It seems to get an IP address and work as usual although dhclient whines "unknown hardware address type" and i am unable to get connectivity. I just don't get it. It was such a hassle setting up wireless and now it just mysteriously stops working.
I can't even just plug in and get wired connectivity I don't think.
I have been using Mandriva for less than a month on my new Dell laptop.
I am so ready to go back to windows though. I am really trying to love linux but it is not easy when it keeps making things so hard.
How do I troubleshoot this?