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I have slackware 12.0 ... on my hp pavilion zv5000... My WiFi is picking up all the local hot spots but will not accociate it's success to the computer. It ...
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    WiFi recognized but not attaching...


    I have slackware 12.0 ... on my hp pavilion zv5000...

    My WiFi is picking up all the local hot spots but will not accociate it's success to the computer.
    It doesn't show a WiFi address for itself and if we give it one it says "unknown host"

    what are we missing???

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    what is the output of iwconfig ?
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    iwconfig output

    root@hannah:/usr/local/src/ndiswrapper-1.47# iwconfig
    lo no wireless extensions.

    eth1 no wireless extensions.

    wlan0 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:off/any Nickname:"hannah"
    Mode:Managed Frequency:2.437 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
    Bit Rate=54 Mb/s Tx-Power:14 dBm
    RTS thr=2347 B Fragment thr=2346 B
    Encryption key:off
    Power Management:off
    Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
    Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
    Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

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    Check this link, it's for Madwifi but the commands are the same for connecting to an open AP. of course you need to substitute ath0 with wlan0
    UserDocs/FirstTimeHowTo - MadWifi - Trac
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    try to associate the ssid manually,

    iwconfig wlan0 essid (your_net_name) key (key or off) mode managed
    dhcpcd wlan0

    after doing the first line post again the output of iwconfig but in principal this should work.


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    Hey Hannagreenstar,

    Make sure your wireless transmitter is turned on.The output from iwconfig shows that the driver is loading properly and you have an interface up, just no traffic on it. I think there is a key along the F keys that controls the wireless radio in combination with the function key (probably labeled "Fn") on your computer.

    Also, check your BIOS settings and make sure that the wireless radio is set to turn on at boot. It may be disabled.

    -peace

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    Check your /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf to make sure that USE_DHCP is set to yes for your wireless card.

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    Cool Got It!!!

    SO ... I just needed to activate the wifi program "Knemo"... so easy I missed it. . .s
    Thanks for all the suggestions!

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