I have a laptop with a belkin wireless card. I followed the wiki to get the ndis wrapper, and it seems to work. Wlan0 is visible, and the card's led is on. However i cannot see the router with iwlist -scan and cannot get it to connect using iwconfig. I put in the essid and key and i still cant scan anything. If I put it in ad-hoc mode I get scan results for any essid i put in, but no connection.
Whats the difference between managed and ad-hoc mode? Any idea why I can't get a connection?
I think ad-hoc is for when you want to connect to another wireless device in the neighbourhood. You don't want to use it for connecting to your router.
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Thanks for the info. When I am in managed mode I cannot even change the essid. Setting it with iwconfig does not actually change it.