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Bucky Ball
November 28th, 2008, 03:33 AM
Hi all.

Strange issue which has only just started happening (and I only just noticed it). Couldn't work out why my web browser were occasionally crashing, progress bar not happening when I go to a web site. It happened today when I was on the forums and noticed my network applet showed I was disconnected. Thought I would have a bit of a look around so I ran iwconfig and this is the result for my wireless connection:


wlan0 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:"default"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.437 GHz Access Point: 00:1B:11:84:AF:26
Bit Rate=18 Mb/s Tx-Power=27 dBm
Retry min limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr=2346 B
Link Quality=61/100 Signal level=-67 dBm Noise level=-67 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0All good you would think, except for the fact the ESSID is wrong! In System->Administration->Network, all is setup with correct ESSID and security details, yet my machine is choosing to use 'default' which I know exists around here (used to use it very occasionally in windoze, but very unreliable, naughty me!) and I am presuming this is the network my machine is now deciding to connect to when I log on. It is called 'default' and has no security.

Didn't make any changes to my setup to make this happen and all I can think of is an update may have screwed things in my otherwise problem-free laptop. Anyone have any suggestions or ideas? I will keep searching for a fix/explanation in the meantime.

Tnx in advance. :)

* UPDATE: Okay, getting somewhere. It keeps dropping my domain. When I checked my network configuration, the hostname is correct but there was no domain name! I set the domain name, restarted and you guessed it, checked the config again and domain name missing. Guessing that is why it is picking up the unsecured one. I shall keep tweaking ...