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  1. #1
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    Apr 2011
    Nutley, NJ USA

    Default GNOME 3 broke my Wi-Fi

    I own an ASUS N61JV-X2 notebook PC. It has an Atheros Communication, Inc. AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter.

    03:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)

    03:00.0 0280: 168c:002b (rev 01)

    I cannot see any SSIDs including my home Verizon FiOS 802.11 G WPA2-AES-TKIP encrypted network. I went to Starbucks to try to connect to their free Wi-Fi and I could not make a connection.

    How do I solve this problem so that I can connect to a SSID of my choice and make a wireless connection while using GNOME 3?

    Thank you.

  2. #2
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    Apr 2011
    Nutley, NJ USA

    Default Re: GNOME 3 broke my Wi-Fi

    wlan0 IEEE 802.11bgn ESSIDff/any
    Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=17 dBm
    Retry long limit:7 RTS thrff Fragment thrff
    Power Managementff

  3. #3

    Default Re: GNOME 3 broke my Wi-Fi

    Try this out:
    ifconfig wlan0 up
    iwlist wlan0 scan
    iwconfig essid "your essid" ap ma:ca:dd:re:ss wlan0
    dhcpcd wlan0
    The iwlist should pick up your network.'re WPA2...try the man pages out for "wpa_supplicant" (possibly wpa-supplicant) and see if you can figure it out. I don't think iwconfig can do WPA by itself.
    Good luck.
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