Posted on 2004-11-24
Last Modified: 2013-12-15
I have a lanready wireless PCI card. I just installed linspire and almost everything is working properly except the wireless which keeps disconnecting every now and then. So I opened KWIFi configuration and changed ESSID which was empty to "swosuair"(without quotes). i am assuming ESSID is the same as SSID. And now my internet doesn't work at all. I changed the configuration back to its original form but it was of no use.
I even tried setting everything to automatic. The signal is full but for some reason its unable to connect to the access point. Anyway I could autodetect the setting.

I won't mind doubling the points if the answer is difficult.Forgot to mention i am new to linux.

Question by:FD777
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    by:Lee W, MVP
    This may help some - hopefully.

    What is Server Set ID (SSID) ?
    SSID is a configurable identification that allows clients to communicate to the appropriate base station. With proper configuration, only clients that are configured with the same SSID can communicate with base stations having the same SSID. SSID from a security point of view acts as a simple single shared password between base stations and clients.

    What is an ESSID ?
    ESSID stands for Extended Service Set Identifier and identifies the wireless LAN. The ESSID of the mobile device must match the ESSID of the AP to communicate with the AP. The ESSID is a 32-character maximum string and is case-sensitive.

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    ESSID case-sensitive..hmmm
    well i know i tried swosuair and SWOSUAIR.i guess i gotta try SwosuAir or Swosuair
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    by:Lee W, MVP
    Well, what is your ESSID set to on the access point - no need to guess if you have a system you can connect to and determine the ESSID...

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    The only thing that i know is that the SSID is swosuair.
    No clue about ESSID.Is there anyway i could find it out without having administrative access to the access point.I am using xp right now on the same machine.

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    I reinstalled linspire and the wireless is  working properly.Thanks for trying leew
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