Finally got around top putting F7 on my lappy & need a radio

Gene Heskett gene.heskett at
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  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
>> requester.
>> 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.)
>  Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons,
>for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!

Cheers, Gene
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