[driverloader] Unable to set ESSID

Linuxant support (Jonathan) support at linuxant.com
Fri Oct 21 16:15:27 EDT 2005


first of all, we do not recommend that you configure your wireless 
interface using low level tools such as 'iwconfig'. We recommend that 
you use the network configuration tool provided in your Linux 
distribution instead.

This is the Windows XP driver which controls the ESSID value and it is 
possible that it decided to reset it to nothing for an unknown reason. 
You could try to use the 'iwlist scanning' command in a root shell just 
to make sure that the access point or the other node you want to connect 
to was detected by DriverLoader. You should also make sure that the 
wireless interface is in the mode you intent to use (i.e. Managed or 
Ad-Hoc) before setting the ESSID. Finally, trying with different 
versions of the Windows XP driver might solve this problem.


Technical specialist / Linuxant
support at linuxant.com

vijaykm wrote:
> hi
> it does not set the ESSID. For example, running the command: iwconfig eth1
> essid MyESSID appears to complete successfully. However, when I check the
> interface using iwconfig, the ESSID is not set (it just shows double
> quotes). Needless to say I am unable to join the network. Any suggestions or
> ideas? Thanks.
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