Can't connect to unprotected wifi

Earl Violet ejviolet at yahoo.com
Sun Aug 2 01:39:00 BST 2009


It might be that some of the ones you are trying to connect to allow only certain MAC addresses to connect.

Earl
--- On Sat, 8/1/09, Jerry Lapham <rjlapham at gmail.com> wrote:

> From: Jerry Lapham <rjlapham at gmail.com>
> Subject: Can't connect to unprotected wifi
> To: kubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com
> Date: Saturday, August 1, 2009, 2:07 PM
> > On Saturday 03 January 2009
> 10:41:56 pm jerry Lapham wrote:
> > > I took my Acer Aspire 3002LCi laptop to a friends
> house and tried to
> > > connect to her  Linksys router.  Wicd
> found it marked as uprotected but
> > > when I tried to connect Wicd showed it waiting on
> an IP until it timed
> > > out.
> > >
> > > I have no trouble connecting to my D-Link DI-524
> wireless router at home
> > > or to routers at several motels.
> 
> I posted the above back in January.  Since that time
> I've been in a couple of 
> motels with unprotected wifi and haven't been able to
> connect to them either.  
> I still have no trouble connecting to my router at home
> with either WEP or WPA 
> encryption.  So why can't I connect to unprotected
> routers elsewhere?
> 
> It's really frustrating.  Occasionally a neighbor's
> unprotected router shows 
> up in wicd with about a 33% signal strength and I can't
> connect to it either.  
> I don't know whether that's a good test with such a low
> signal strength or 
> not.  Is there any way to see what's going on while
> wicd is waiting for an IP?
> 
> Thanks,
> 
>     -Jerry
> =============================================
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> Monroe, OH  45050
> rjlapham at gmail.com
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> over and expecting
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