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Hi there, I have trouble with setting up my wireless network. the following code is what I got so far: Code: ======================== iwconfig eth1 ================== eth1 unassociated ESSID:"dlink" Mode:Managed Frequency=2.437 ...
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    Hi there,

    I have trouble with setting up my wireless network. the following code is what I got so far:
    Code:
    ======================== iwconfig eth1 ==================
    eth1      unassociated  ESSID:"dlink"  
              Mode:Managed  Frequency=2.437 GHz  Access Point: Not-Associated   
              Bit Rate:0 kb/s   Tx-Power=20 dBm   Sensitivity=8/0  
              Retry limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
              Encryption key:off
              Power Management:off
              Link Quality:0  Signal level:0  Noise level:0
              Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:493  Rx invalid frag:0
              Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:571   Missed beacon:0
    ======================== iwlist eth1 =======================
    eth1      Scan completed :
              Cell 01 - Address: 00:22:B0:D2:08:D5
                        ESSID:"dlink"
                        Protocol:IEEE 802.11bg
                        Mode:Master
                        Frequency:2.437 GHz (Channel 6)
                        Encryption key:on
                        Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s
                                  9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
                                  48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                        Quality=89/100  Signal level=-39 dBm  
                        Extra: Last beacon: 68ms ago
    What should I do now? I tried to configure iwconfig such as essid, mode, and channel, but it didnt work.

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    after some research and configuration, my wireless card can now find the access point. the code looks like this:
    Code:
    =================== iwconfig eth2 =====================
    eth2      IEEE 802.11g  ESSID:"dlink"  
              Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.437 GHz  Access Point: 00:22:B0:D2:08:D5   
              Bit Rate=54 Mb/s   Tx-Power=20 dBm   Sensitivity=8/0  
              Retry limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
              Encryption key:0000-0000-0000-0000-0000-0000-00   Security mode:open
              Power Management:off
              Link Quality=94/100  Signal level=-31 dBm  Noise level=-89 dBm
              Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:2042  Rx invalid frag:0
              Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:54   Missed beacon:3
    but I still can't connect to internet via wireless, I think the reason should be the DHCP connection since I found this:
    Code:
    ======================dhclient eth2 ======================
    listening on LPF/eth2/00:12:f0:d3:20:2b
    Sending on LPF/eth2/00:12:f0:d3:20:2b
    Sending on Socket/fallback
    DHCPDISCOVER on eth2 to 255.255.255.255 jport 67 interval 8
    DHCPDISCOVER on eth2 to 255.255.255.255 jport 67 interval 8
    DHCPDISCOVER on eth2 to 255.255.255.255 jport 67 interval 12
    DHCPDISCOVER on eth2 to 255.255.255.255 jport 67 interval 14
    Can anybody help me out? Thanks in advance

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    Which distro are you using? Is there a reason you aren't using a network management program, like wicd or networkmanager (the default in most distros)?

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    No, I don't have either wicd nor networkmanager installed in my laptop. Is it necessary?

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    It isn't necessary but it sure makes life a little easier.
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