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  1. #1
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    wireless connection to a tp-link router

    hi y'all,

    i'm trying to connect (unsuccesfuly so far) to a tp-link router (model#: TP-WR641G)
    which has a "wep" protection-level key (ASCII key).

    i know i'm typing the right key... i've tried almost every possible definition in my wireless interface...(my "NetworkManager Applet" version is 0.7.0)

    i'm not sure about my ubuntu version but it's quite new...

    can anyone help me?

  2. #2
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    Re: wireless connection to a tp-link router

    Try to connect manually from a shell

    sudo iwconfig wlan0 essid YOUR_ESSID
    sudo iwconfig wlan0 mode managed
    sudo iwconfig wlan0 key YOUR_WEP_KEY
    dhclient3

  3. #3
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    Re: wireless connection to a tp-link router

    hi,
    thanks for replying!

    i tried to type these commands (at first the last line without sudo- and got all sorts of "no permission" ananouncements, and then as su) and got this:

    root@George:/home/operry5# iwconfig wlan0 essid perry
    root@George:/home/operry5# iwconfig wlan0 mode managed
    root@George:/home/operry5# iwconfig wlan0 key <the key>
    root@George:/home/operry5# dhclient3
    Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.1.1
    Copyright 2004-2008 Internet Systems Consortium.
    All rights reserved.
    For info, please visit http://www.isc.org/sw/dhcp/

    wmaster0: unknown hardware address type 801
    wmaster0: unknown hardware address type 801
    Listening on LPF/pan0/7a:67:63:5c:a8:d5
    Sending on LPF/pan0/7a:67:63:5c:a8:d5
    Listening on LPF/wlan0/00:1b:77:04:2e:02
    Sending on LPF/wlan0/00:1b:77:04:2e:02
    Listening on LPF/wmaster0/
    Sending on LPF/wmaster0/
    Listening on LPF/eth0/00:0f:b0:d3:8c:b2
    Sending on LPF/eth0/00:0f:b0:d3:8c:b2
    Sending on Socket/fallback
    DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 6
    DHCPDISCOVER on wmaster0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 7
    DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 7
    DHCPDISCOVER on pan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 6
    DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 13
    DHCPDISCOVER on wmaster0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 8
    DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 18
    DHCPDISCOVER on pan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 16
    DHCPDISCOVER on wmaster0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 11
    DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 15
    DHCPDISCOVER on pan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 9
    DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 15
    DHCPDISCOVER on wmaster0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 14
    DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 19
    DHCPDISCOVER on pan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 16
    DHCPDISCOVER on wmaster0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 11
    DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 11
    DHCPDISCOVER on pan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 14
    DHCPDISCOVER on wmaster0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 10
    DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 7
    DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 8
    DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 1
    DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 2
    No DHCPOFFERS received.
    No working leases in persistent database - sleeping.

    (my router's subnet mask is 255.255.255.0 - maybe that the problem?)

  4. #4
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    Re: wireless connection to a tp-link router

    ok,
    now my network interface is connecting!

    i have no idea how or why - but it works!

    so thanks for your help- problem solved!

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