I am running
Ubuntu 13.10 on a Thnkpad X1 Carbon. My Wifi card is
Centrino Advanced-N 6205 [Taylor Peak]
I normally connect to open WiFi networks using the commands
sudo iw dev wlan0 connect <ESSID> <Frequency> <BSSID> dhclient wlan0
This method works for me everywhere except in one room on my campus, where the signal is very strong (
iwlist reports a signal strength of under
-30dB. I am fairly certain there is nothing wrong with the Access Point, because my phone connects to it just fine.
However, when I do the first command above, I am never able to associate with the Access Point, and
dmesg always shows a message containing something about
Wifi not ready.
I have tried various version of the
iwlwifi driver but none of them are able to work for this Access Point.
I am wondering if anyone has suggestions for debugging, such as "turning down the radio power", "turning up the radio power", other obscure settings that can be set on WiFi cards that might help?
I am also interested in knowing what sorts of root causes this kind of problem might have, since my wireless card seems to be able to other networks and AP's just fine.