Monday, May 17, 2010

Getting my ar5212 wifi card to search for an access point

On ubuntu karmic, I uninstalled network-manager and tried to configure my Thinkpad T41p's ar5212 wireless connection manually.

iwconfig wlan0 essid MyEssid
iwconfig wlan0 txpower auto

When I run iwconfig, it says "not associated" and doesn't appear to be looking for an AP. It'll stay like this forever.

But if I run dhclient wlan0, within a few seconds it'll associate and get an address as expected.

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