the infamous linux wifi monster strikes-wirechief, Leonard, and marc

Robert Holtzman holtzm at
Sat Apr 18 05:19:43 UTC 2009

On Thu, 16 Apr 2009, marc wrote:

> Robert Holtzman said...
> You've been served the IP, so you should be up and
> running. Certainly your wireless is connected to the router. Are there
> any lights on it to confirm? Else login to the router's admin and check.
> Try pinging your router (
> If that works then the problem is somewhere else. Gateway set-up?

Thanks guys for the time you've taken with this

Decided to reset the router and start over for the umpteenth time. It 
now connects and I can access everything on the net as long as I don't
enable encryption. The problem now is that after I enable encryption,
either wpa or wpa2, the connection to the router is dropped and refuses
to reconnect even though the correct key is shown. It doesn't help to 
delete the key that is automatically shown on the wicd applet and
re-enter it manually.

One more thing I can't get around is that when using the web based
configuration utility, when I set encryption and save the changes,
it fails to return to the configuration window. I have to use the back 
arrow. I think that's when it drops the connection. Don't know what, if 
any, bearing that has on my problem.

Anyone have any ideas?

Bob Holtzman
"If you think you're getting free lunch,
  check the price of the beer"

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