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Author Topic: Intel Pro Wireless 2200 Wifi Question  (Read 3276 times)


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Intel Pro Wireless 2200 Wifi Question
« on: January 07, 2008, 07:21:53 pm »

I occasionally have trouble connecting to my wifi network at home.

Here are some details:
5.9 Standard GOLD built on Dec-16-07
Intel Pro Wireless 2200 wireless networking card

From /etc/modprobe.conf

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alias eth0 8139too
alias eth1 ipw2200

From /etc/ifplugd/ifplugd.conf
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INTERFACES="eth0 eth1"
ARGS="-fwI -u1 -d5 -pql"

As root I try to connect from the command line using this:
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iwconfig eth1 essid foo key s:xxxxxx
and occasionally I get this:
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Error for wireless request "Set ESSID"
(8B1A):  SET failed on device eth1; invalid argument
This doesn't happen all the time, but when it does, I typically reboot a couple of times and I'm able to connect using the iwconfig command above.

Anybody have any idea why this happens?