Thanks for your response, I should have clarified earlier sorry that the iwconfig output I pasted below is the output if it connected to my portable hotspot at the time I was writing the email. Not my billion home Adsl that I'm having trouble with
The SSID is currently broadcasted but you are correct also about a/b/g/n is available. I will disable these to make N the only speed available
I will attempt these few tweaks when I get a chance tonight
On 27/06/2012, at 1:18 AM, "Camaleón" <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 26 Jun 2012 21:39:06 +1000, Nathan D'elboux wrote:
>> I cannot find my home ADSL Billion router SSID to connect to from my
>> I have Squeeze running on a Toshiba Satellite P200, it has the wireless
>> chipset Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 4965 AG or
>> AGN [Kedron] Network Connection (rev 61). I also use a billion 7800N
>> wireless router. So far every device i have (Ipad, wifes laptop and
>> phones etc) can connect to the billion without a hitch.
>> On my laptop i cannot find the SSID of my router. at first i thought it
>> was a wirelss N issue (ie my laptop didnt support N) but its apparently
>> not the issue as i have portable wireless hotspot with runs on N and i
>> can use that AP fine from the laptop.
> Just in case, if the AP allows to define a mixed protocol (a/b/g/n),
> select that instead "only n". I've faced many problems with older Intel
> wireless cards (Centrino based chipset) to join to modern access points.
> In addition, you can configure the AP to do not hide the SSID and
> broadcasts over the network. This can help, sometimes...
>> Some output of iwconfig from the laptop
>> wlan0 IEEE 802.11abgn ESSID:"XXXX_XXXX"
> Good, that means the AP is capable to handle all those.
>> Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point:
D:43 Bit Rate=54 Mb/s Tx-Power=14 dBm
>> Retry long limit:7 RTS thr
ff Fragment thr
>> Encryption key
>> Power Management
>> Link Quality=53/70 Signal level=-57 dBm Rx invalid
>> nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0 Tx
>> excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
>> I have obviously changed the mac address and ESSID of the AP i am
>> currently using.
> Mmm... but your laptop is seeing the AP, what's the problem then, that
> you can't pair/associate your wireless card to it? :-?
> I would run N-M (or whatever applet/tool you are using to configure the
> network adapter settings) and then try to establish a connection. While
> doing so, open a terminal and as root type:
> tail -f /var/log/syslog
> There should be more information about the process that is taking place
> in background.
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