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tp-link router, Broadcom BCM4318(802.11g) (Solved)
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bambuko


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PostPosted: Fri 02 Jan 2015, 16:23    Post subject:  tp-link router, Broadcom BCM4318(802.11g) (Solved)  

I have (full) installed Tahr 6.0 on my laptop and tried to connect to LAN
Router is set with WPA2, my own password(key) works on other computers, but here in Puppy I am being told that it must be between 8 and 63 characters (it is 7 and works fine for me on all other machines).
Scanning wireless networks shows mine as available (Master; Encryption:on)
Test of wlan0 shows "unable to connect to a wireless network"
Tried all the tools to no avail...
tried loading some "modules"

Rolling Eyes very frustrating

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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Fri 02 Jan 2015, 16:43    Post subject: Re: yet another wireless problem :(
Subject description: tp-link router, broadcom BCM4318(802.11g)
 

bambuko wrote:
my own password(key) works on other computers, but here in Puppy I am being told that it must be between 8 and 63 characters (it is 7 and works fine for me on all other machines).

Does this mean other Windows machines or other Linux machines?

It appears that the (8..63) requirement comes from wpa_supplicant, which is the Linux tool for authenticating to the router. It is not a specific Puppy problem.
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bambuko


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PostPosted: Fri 02 Jan 2015, 16:51    Post subject:  

It means other windows machines and also windows installed on the same laptop as the one I am trying tahrpup 6.0

I also searched the forum bit more and following the search I did:
Code:
pccardctl status

and got the following:
Code:
Socket 0:
no card
Socket 1:
no card


which is a bit puzzling (but than a lot is puzzling to me Smile )
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bambuko


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PostPosted: Fri 02 Jan 2015, 17:08    Post subject:  

Panic over - it was my own stupidity Embarassed
I was using wrong shared key (not something I had to do on windows hence my confusion).

What I had to do actually, was to login into TP-Link and look up wireless security and find PSK Password (which is actually what I needed).

All is working fine.

Thank you for your help (which was not made easy with me being confused - sorry)
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bigpup


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PostPosted: Fri 02 Jan 2015, 17:29    Post subject:  

I wise man said:

You must be smarter than the equipment you are operating. Laughing

Is that possible with computers Question Shocked

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I have found, in trying to help people, that the things they do not tell you, are usually the clue to solving the problem.
When I was a kid I wanted to be older.... This is not what I expected Shocked
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bambuko


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PostPosted: Fri 02 Jan 2015, 17:48    Post subject:  

too many bloody passwords Laughing
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