I am trying to connect to my wifi network. Using the standard connection manager in linux mint 13 xfce was not a good idea. No wifi networks are shown there. and when I left-click on it, the wireless are is gray.
I found the tool called wifi-radar which shows all available networks around. But connecting to the right network is not possible so far. I seem to have configure a lot of things to get it right. However, I receive a dhcp error and I am trying to refer the dhcp setting right. In wifi-radar, it refers to this path:
command: /sbin/dhcpcd pid file: /etc/dhcpc/dhcpcd-%(interface)s.pid
when I lookup this file or directory, it is not there. Where should the DHCP setting refer to?
and for the ssid settings: I have a WPA security set. So I guess I have to add it as the tool does not seem to recognize this automatically (why not? the windows xp zero configuration utility does not seem to be so bad at all). which settings for my wifi network do I have to set?
-wifi options: mode: channel: key: security: -wpa: driver:
I am dissapointed that it is so hard to connect to my wifi network using a linux version, aimed at user-friendly-ness
wlan1 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:off/any Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated Bit Rate:54 Mb/s Tx-Power:10 dBm Sensitivity=0/3 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off Power Management:off Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0 Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0 Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
Cell 04 - Address: CC:5D:4E:91:2F:CC ESSID:"DAroontjepower" Protocol:IEEE 802.11b Mode:Master Frequency:2.412 GHz (Channel 1) Quality:89/100 Signal level:-39 dBm Noise level:-96 dBm Encryption key:on Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s 9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s Extra:bcn_int=100 Extra:atim=0 IE: Unknown: 000E4441726F6F6E746A65706F776572 IE: Unknown: 010C82848B960C1218243048606C IE: Unknown: 02050000000001 IE: Unknown: 030101
one more thought: I read on another site that when you use ndiswrapper, for some networkadapters this means only no security or WEP-security might work. How can I found out if this cards also belongs to these cards? Might that also explain that wcid-gtk says the network is WEP encrypted?