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I have tried to use iwconfig wlano ap 00:1B:5B:48:98:F9 to assign an access point but after I do the above command and then go back and iwconfig the output still ...
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    Assigning an Access Point


    I have tried to use iwconfig wlano ap 00:1B:5B:48:98:F9to assign an access point but after I do the above command and then go back and iwconfig the output still shows all zeros.I am new at all this so any help would be appreciated.

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    You need to provide more info:

    Which distro?
    Which kernel?
    Which wireless chip?
    What type of wireless encryption?

    By the way, that is suppose to be a zero after wlan, not an "o": wlan0.
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    I am using DSL live
    Kernel 2.4.26
    Belkin F5D7010 wireless G Notebook Card 802.11g drivers from Belkin install CD
    I'm not sure what the encryption type is...how do I find out?
    I just typed o instead of 0

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    DSL uses an old kernel, and it is not the best kernel to use if wireless is important to you. You can use a live CD of Ubuntu or Linux Mint and you will get better wireless support.

    To connect, you may need to supply it more than the AP MAC number. The ESSID of the connection is important, as is the mode of the wireless. Try these commands:
    Code:
    iwconfig wlan0 essid <network name>
    iwconfig wlan0 mode managed
    The encryption is something like WEP or WPA-TKIP. If using WPA, then you may need to install and configure wpa_supplicant.
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