I have a very strange problem with my wireless routers, or linux. I have 2 wireless routers one directly connected to my modem (router 1) and another wireless router (router 2) on the 2nd floor connected to router 1 without cables and configured as a repeater bridge. Router 1 is configured to broadcast the ssid and have been set up to use wpa-personal and router 2 has the same configuration as router 1 plus a virtual interface. I am able to connect to both routers from all my windows boxes, but I fail to connect from linux (I have tried with 2 different laptops without luck). What is very strange is that I can't see the routers when I scan but I am able to see my neighbors routers. I have tried to turn off router 2 to see if it had an impact, but no luck. I know that I am able to connect to a wireless router since I have had success with that at work.
Router 1 is a Siemens se551 (with default firmware) and router 2 is a linksys wrt54g (running DD-WRT build 13064).
Hope that someone can help, so that I can install linux on my new netbook and get rid of Windows 7 starter . . .