[driverloader] Airport Extreme & Red Hat 9
mat.ellis at mac.com
Wed Jan 7 15:24:44 EST 2004
I successfully got the Microsoft MN-730 card (based on Broadcom 54g
chipset) to work with my Apple Extreme base station under RedHat 9
(2.4.20-28.9), except when I introduced WEP. I tried all kinds of
combinations, and spent a lot of time with iwconfig with no luck.
Then I saw another post (see
about Suse & Airport Extreme which talked about the 'restricted' mode.
The FAQs suggest you add ' open' or ' restricted' after your WEP key.
However, with my version of RedHat 9, this gave an error when you
activated the interface. I tried to add this manually using iwconfig,
and it seemed to remember the change, but somehow this didn't have the
Instead, I had to hack the script
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ipup-wireless to include this manually.
Look for the line which reads:
iwconfig $DEVICE key $KEY
and amend to
iwconfig $DEVICE key $KEY restricted
This worked for me. Phew, that's half a day lost.
Perhaps the Linuxant folks can do something to deal with this, or at
least add it to the FAQs?
Thanks to Sebastien Stormacq for knocking me out of my bang head
against wall infinite loop.
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