PCLINUXOS - Connection Failed (Tried all security modes) so lost and confused
Ive been at this the last 3 hours now or so. Im not a very good with Linux, Im fine with all other areas. I have this laptop, with a Intel Pro 2200BG card.
The idea was to install a lxde lightwieght on it, and use PCLINUXOS, because its "easy". This computer is for internet browsing and thats it.
Under the Network Center -- I can see all networks, including neighbours. When i try to connect to my router via Wireless, I get connection failed over and over.
I then tried doing all the following
Changing the router from WEP to, WPA, WPA2 personal, WPA2 Enterprise
Changing the SSID, broadcasting to ON, changing the SSID name
Ive used various different passwords, and reset the router now about 50 times.
I am connecting to my Router (as Ive changed the SSID and noticed it picks up the new name)
(Yes I can see the correct MAC addreess)
Yes Im on the right channel,
all good here.
-- Hell my Nintendo DS is connecting fine with all the changed settings now, lol
The wireless card worked fine under Windows XP (However I just removed the operating system since I really had no need for it)
Ive tried every other mode, it works wired.
Like i had explained above, I downloaded a what I thought was an easy verison (distro), I was really hoping to get away from the crazy windows life with crazy errors and instability.
However, Im just flabbergasted again, this is just about giving me grey hairs. This is more buggered up then windows for me :-(
I read other ppls forum answers.
and I did try enabling display log, and doing it manually by adding a connection, etc
The log tells me about as less would a windows event log :P
Problems occured during the network connectivity test
This can be caused by invalid network config or problems w/ your momde / router
[Solved] --- Might as well post exact
This is what worked for me, and also is included the dont forget stuff
Wireless Network is AP
(make sure you match what your wifi card is (eg B , G, etc)
I set my security to WEP 64 bit
Default Transmit Key
(1) 2 3 4
64 bits 10 hex digit
it generates 4 keys via your router (Notice I selected above Key 1
Key 1 :11C5A112E0
In your Linux Configuration
The settings are to find your wireless network (via the GUI), if its not displayed you may have the broadcast SSID option off on your router, you manually connect to it by finding your Mac address via the GUI, then going from there.
So I click on my network which got renamed 25 times today, and is now called Supper ( missed supper)
Restricted WEP not OPEN WEP
Key : 11C5A112E0
then go to connect, and should be fine.
If you dont see any networks in range on the GUI, make sure your card radio is enable via client computer (laptops have a manual switch on them)
Hope this might help someone someday