Anyone had success connecting to D-Link Wifi access point?

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    aspired

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    As a number of people have reported, my Aspire One sees the Wi-fi network but will not connect.

    I am using a D-Link DWL-2100AP access point with 64 bit WEP shared security.

    3 notebook pc's, a video camera and a Palm PDA all connect without any problem.

    I have tried running with no security and with 128 bit WEP - the result is exactly the same.

    However, on returning to PCWorld, the Aspire One connected successfully to a Belkin access point.

    So I'm coming to the conclusion that it's a compatibility issue with the D-Link AP.

    I'm not familiar enough with Linux to get under the Aspire One bonnet to investigate what's going on.

    Anyone any ideas as to the cause or, even better, a fix?

    Thanks.
     
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    I've had similar problems with the BT Voyager 2100 router.

    This page
    http://www.justlinux.com/forum/showthread.php?p=855219
    looks like it may have the solution.

    Unfortunately my Linux skills are too limited to implement this yet.

    To quote the web-site:
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    The first MAC address (ends with :AA) is what Linux will use to talk to the router, but the router instead wants us to use the second one (ends in :C2). Each time Linux tries to send a packet to the first MAC, it gets an unsolicited ARP reply telling Linux to use the second MAC instead. Linux ignores this. Apparently windows does not ignore it.
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    There's an awk script to download which fixes the problem. As yet I still don't know how to get Linpus to run this.
     
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    aspired

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    Thanks for the pointer though I'm not entirely sure that it's the same problem - I don't have a BT Router.

    I took a look at the link but like you the fix is probably beyond my current Linux skills - I'll investigate further.
     
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    Your D-Link model may not connect with your One, but I had absolutely no problems connecting my One and all my other PC's and Laptops to my new D-Link DIR-301 (part of the DWK-111 kit with a USB dongle).

    It's a great router and I may put in DD-WRT.

    Did you try updating it's firmware?
     
    Deoki, Aug 31, 2008
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    Have you tried using WPA encryption instead of WEP encryption?

    This fixed connection problems with my BT Voyager 2100 router and Linpus.
     
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