[driverloader] format of WEP key?
cmura at UCSD.Edu
cmura at UCSD.Edu
Thu Feb 5 04:17:28 EST 2004
Thanks for the quick reply... I just discovered that including hyphens in the
key makes it work -- e.g., do "iwconfig eth1 key some-hexa-ke restricted" and
NOT "iwconfig eth1 key somehexake restricted")!... unbelievable.
Cc'd to the list in case anyone else has seen this.
> the key seems to be correctly entered, you should try the key argument with
> 'on', 'open' and 'restricted' also.
> You should not directly use 'iwconfig' to set up your wireless card, you
> should use the system provided by your distributor, it will make your life
> In general, WEP problems can be fixed by one or a combination of these...
> 1) Use the latest release of DriverLoader.
> 2) Make sure the AP uses the same WEP settings as the adapter. Sometimes it
> is necessary to force "open" or "restricted" mode on both the AP and the
> 3) Upgrade the NDIS driver. You might even need to use a Windows XP driver
> from another vendor if it is newer and modify the INF file to add your
> adapter's PCI ID (e.g. Belkin usually supplies the latest driver for
> Broadcom based cards).
> 4) Upgrade wireless-tools.
> 5) Upgrade the AP's firmware.
> If all of the above is unsuccessful or if you need more details, please run
> "dldrconfig --dumpdiag" from a root shell and send us the file generated in
> '/tmp' at support at linuxant.com.
> Technical specialist / Linuxant
> support at linuxant.com
> On Wednesday 04 February 2004 18:27, Cameron Mura wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I'm wondering -- how do I correctly pass driverloader a WEP key via
> > iwconfig? If you've done this, then please read-on for more details...
> > I recently installed driverloader on a Dell laptop running a custom 2.6
> > kernel, and I've gotten it to work fine with an insecure wireless
> > network at work after playing around with "iwconfig". However, I can't
> > seem to get it to work at home, where I've customized the Linksys WRT54G
> > wireles router with an SSID (e.g., "some_wireless_net"), WEP keys, and
> > MAC filtering...(no WPA). I think the problem has something to do with
> > the way I'm entering the WEP key on the 'iwconfig' command line. The
> > 64(/40)-bit key consists of 10 hex digits (e.g., "A12345678F") and was
> > automatically generated by the router's utility after I entered a
> > plaintext phrase.
> > So...I guess the first question is: how do I correctly pass this key to
> > iwconfig? Unfortunately, I don't have the laptop (and iwconfig
> > manpages) with me right now, and my memory of exactly what I've tried is
> > a bit vague. But I think I tried almost everything...stuff like:
> > # iwconfig eth1 essid "some_wireless_net" ap any channel 6 mode Managed
> > key A12345678F
> > I also tried "mode Auto" and some other variations...Just wondering
> > what's the best way to go about this...
> > Thanks for any advice,
> > Cameron
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