[driverloader] WiFi does not work if WEP enabled, but does if disabled

Kirk Bowe kirk at vice-versa.info
Wed Mar 31 14:34:09 EST 2004

This may/may not be of use, but while tearing what's left of my hair out
over this with Fedora Core 1, I discovered that, for one reason or other,
the standard Redhat network / device configuration tool seems to be
ignoring anything you want to say about encryption or keys.  If you try
iwconfig you should see if the key you've been specifying is being set up
or not.  If you use the iwconfig tool to manually inform the driver that
you want to use key X, you may find that this will get through, e.g.:

% iwconfig eth0 1a2b3c4d
% iwconfig eth0 commit

My AP always defaults to the 1st key so if you know that then that might 
be all you have to do.  But do try iwconfig and check its output against 
what you expect it to have.

On Tue, 30 Mar 2004 KBB0927 at cs.com wrote:

> Hello,
> I have an ASUS M3N using SuSE 9.0 and an Intel 2200BG onboard WiFi card.
> It installed fine under 1.64 w/kernel 2.4.21-199. However if WEP is enabled
> the card does not access the network, but if I disable WEP in the 
> AP/router, all works well and I can surf the net.
> Anyone else with this problem?  Workaround? Solution?
> Thanks
> Keith

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