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March 24, 2009 at 12:50 am #41573
I am trying to connect from a wireless client (a Atheros based wireless card on Soekris net5501 board configured in STA mode) to a wireless access point (another Atheros based wireless card on Soekris net5501 board configured in Access Point, AP mode). But I am not successful in doing the connection. These are the steps I followed.
1. I configured both the wireless points with static IP addresses with the same subnet mask(255.255.255.0). For example the client node is 192.168.1.11 and the access point node is 192.168.1.10
2. I connected the client board to a Windows PC running Hyperterminal using a null modem cable to configure the settings
3. On the zero shell prompt of the client board I used the following commands to configure the wireless node(ETH04)
ifconfig ETH04 up
iwconfig ETH04 essid “Access Point SSID” ap “AP Hardware Address”
4. I tried to ping the Access point node using ping 192.168.1.10.
But I always get that the host is not reachable. Can anyone please help me out with this issue.
Sri Hari KumaranMarch 24, 2009 at 8:26 am #47877
What is the output of
iwconfig ETH04March 24, 2009 at 5:56 pm #47878
Please find below the output of the command
ETH04 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:"TIG1" Nickname:""
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.447 GHz Access Point: 00:02:6F:51:3C:DC
Bit Rate:0 kb/s Tx-Power:15 dBm Sensitivity=1/1
Retry:off RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Link Quality=0/70 Signal level=-93 dBm Noise level=-93 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:5262 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
Here “TIG1” is the SSID of the wireless Access point I am trying to connect to and “00:02:6F:51:3C:DC” is the hardware address of the Access point device. Please let me know if I have wrongly configured something here.
Sri Hari KumaranMarch 26, 2009 at 5:46 am #47879
Can anyone please help me out with this problem.
Thanks.March 26, 2009 at 8:18 am #47880
It seems that the client is not connected on the access point. You can see that from the
which should have a value other than 0. Check the wireless settings, make sure there is no mac-filter, WEP,WPA,WPA2 etc…March 26, 2009 at 6:08 pm #47881
Yes the client is not getting connected to the Access point even when I configure them properly. I have not configured any kind of encryption like WAP,WEP or WPA on either board. I have configured them as “Plaintext”. I am totally clueless as to what the problem is. I hope someone can help me to solve this.
Thanks.March 27, 2009 at 9:57 am #47882
What have you configured as “plaintext”?March 30, 2009 at 8:19 pm #47883
Using the Wifi-manager available in Zeroshell I have configured the Security parameter of the SSID as “Plaintext”. It actually gives 4 options to choose for Access authentication and wireless traffic encryption namely
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