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  • #41573

    skumaran
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    Hello,

    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.

    Thanks
    Sri Hari Kumaran

    #47877

    ppalias
    Member

    What is the output of

    iwconfig ETH04
    #47878

    skumaran
    Member

    Please find below the output of the command

    iwconfig ETH04

    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
    Encryption key:off
    Power Management: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.

    Thanks,
    Sri Hari Kumaran

    #47879

    skumaran
    Member

    Hello,

    Can anyone please help me out with this problem.

    Thanks.

    #47880

    ppalias
    Member

    It seems that the client is not connected on the access point. You can see that from the

    Link Quality=0/70

    which should have a value other than 0. Check the wireless settings, make sure there is no mac-filter, WEP,WPA,WPA2 etc…

    #47881

    skumaran
    Member

    Hi,

    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.

    #47882

    ppalias
    Member

    What have you configured as “plaintext”?

    #47883

    skumaran
    Member

    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

    1. Plaintext
    2. WPA-PSK
    3. WPA-EAP
    4. WEP128

    Thanks,
    Sri Hari

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