wireless problems under F11
David García Granda
dgranda at gmail.com
Sat Nov 21 17:20:15 UTC 2009
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2009/11/21 Paolo Galtieri <pgaltieri at gmail.com>:
> I have a laptop running F11 and I have been having strange problems with
> At home I have a wireless network setup using WPA authentication and I can
> connect to it without problems. Yesterday I was at the airport which has a
> free public access wireless. I turned off wpa_supplicant, configured the
> wireless network for auto everything except the ssid which was set to the
> airport's wireless ssid. I started the network and ran iwlist wlan0 scan to
> see what networks where available. About a dozen showed up, only a few of
> which where the airport's wireless. Despite seeing available wireless
> networks I never succeeded in connecting to any. I tried specifying the
> channel number, nothing. I booted up my laptop on Windows XP and it
> connected immediately.
> I arrived at my parents' house last night and tried to connect to their
> wireless network. I had the exact same problem. In my parents' case iwlist
> wlan0 scan showed only 1 network, theirs. I have been able to connect to my
> parents' wireless fine previously. I booted up on Windows XP and I connected
> immediately. This email is being sent from XP so I don't have access to the
> logs, but what I saw from running wireshark and tailing the messages file
> was that my laptop was sending out DHCP request and discover messages, but I
> never saw any replies.
> Since I can connect with XP the problem is not the hardware, does any one
> have any ideas as to what to try? Any thoughts are appreciated.
> Is wireless support improved in F12 and would this be an option?
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