Finally got around top putting F7 on my lappy & need a radio
gene.heskett at verizon.net
Tue Jun 5 05:40:33 UTC 2007
On Monday 04 June 2007, Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote:
>Gene Heskett wrote:
>> However, I have that lappy booted to its XP install ATM, and while it
>> sees the ESSID of both the card in the dd-wrt, and the neighbors too,
>> it cannot connect, and according to the log of dd-wrt, it never gets
>> as far as a DCHPREQUEST. So I still think a major part of the problem
>> is that dd-wrt isn't even accepting any incoming packets from ath0.
>> I'm looking at the properties of it under windows, and its using
>> BCMWL5.SYS as a driver, version 184.108.40.206. It also says the device is
>> working properly.
>> IRQ=21, memory range C024000-C025FFF.
>> I just now restricted both dd-wrt and the lappy to 11mbs. A new
>> connection attempt isn't being logged by dd-wrt when I tell it to connect.
>> I have even re-entered the wep key several times in the windows
>> I don't think its transmitting even under windows as I've triggered a scan
>> on my sniffer several times while windows says its trying to connect
>> without it showing up. I _think_ I'm seeing the beacon from the dd-wrt.
>> Only thing I can do to confirm that is to turn it off. Which I just did,
>> and no signals were detected while windows was attempting a connection.
>> So I'm going to clean up and take the lappy to where I bought it, along
>> with a 3 year warranty, and see if they can make it work.
>Dumb question - does this laptop have a switch to disconnect the
>WiFi card from the antena?
Not dumb, and yes it has a switch, and its on.
>I have both a switch like that, and a
>hotkey on my laptop to turn WiFi on and off. I have had to "fix" a
>couple of people's laptops where the switch was off. (Under Windows,
>if you hit the WiFi key with the switch off, there is a popup
>telling you you have it turned off.)
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