[GLLUG] New Weekly Meeting Site

Chick Tower c.e.tower at gmail.com
Mon Sep 22 13:25:36 EDT 2008

Well, the room is nice enough, and quiet, and should be able to hold 
everyone.  I had trouble connecting to the wireless network, though.  I 
tried doing it the way I've done in the past at the library and at 
Ted-Dee's, but DNS wouldn't work for me.  I got an IP address, I saw no 
errors from the commands I issued, but I had no DNS, and I don't know 
any IPs I could ping as a test.  I took a different, though similar, 
laptop to the library on Sunday and connected just fine on the second 
floor, so maybe it's a problem with the third floor.  (I guess it could 
be a sudden problem with a laptop or wireless card that worked fine the 
last time I used them.)  The head librarian did say that another group 
had network problems in that conference room, but she thought the users 
determined it was a problem with their application and not the network. 
  If anyone else takes a laptop up there, please let us know if you are 
able to connect successfully to the CADL wireless network.  Since there 
might not be many library visitors on the third floor trying to connect 
to their wireless network, they may not know that they have a problem.

On a side note, the library seems to have three access points with the 
same name, CADL Wireless.  At least, CADL Wireless shows up three times 
when I issue the command "iwlist ath0 scan."  Does anyone know of a way 
to specify which of the three I want to connect to using iwconfig? 
Would "iwconfig ath0 ap {AP number}" do this?


Charles Ulrich wrote:
> Very cool!
> On Mon, Sep 15, 2008 at 3:58 PM, Chick Tower <c.e.tower at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Arrangements have been made to hold our weekly meetings in the
>> third-floor conference room of the downtown Lansing branch of the public
>> library

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