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  1. #21

    well, I'm not sure that's the proper ESSID. i've never seen it as an IP address...anyone else out there?

    but, dhclient also did not work, b/c you don't have an ip address (when you did ifconfig eth0). that also leads me to think you are not using the right ESSID, b/c typically, wireless routers are configured to dish out ip addresses (via DHCP) by default. we could configure it manually (with ifconfig commands), but we'd still need to attach to your wireless AP.

    Can you try and find it using the Windows PC, using that method where you right-click it and View Available Networks? That would help.

    I am beginning to think that your wireless driver is buggy...

  2. #22
    Would the DNS suffix "" possibly be it? I got that from the Windows PC, but I can't get into the "viewing wireless network" because it IS the wireless network computer, and there is not wireless internet being used on it, it is running directly to the MODEM.

  3. #23
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    Try this as root.
    rfkill unblock all
    rfkill list
    ifconfig eth0 up
    iwlist eth0 scan
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    The first two commands were not found. "ifconfig eth0 up" did nothing, then "iwlist eth0 scan" came back with "Scan completed:
    Cell 01 - Address: 00:24:50:35:FE:05
    ESSID: " "
    Protocol: IEEE 802.11bg
    Frequency:2.437 GHz (channel 6)
    Encryption key: on
    Bit rates: 1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
    Quality 37/100 Signal level -78 dBm
    IE: IEEE 802.11i/WPA2 Version 1
    Group Cipher:CCMP
    Pairwise Ciphers (1) : CCMP
    Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
    Extra: Last beacon: 8639ms ago"

    There's 6 different "cells" all different than the last.

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