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

KBB0927 at cs.com KBB0927 at cs.com
Wed Mar 31 09:33:23 EST 2004


Thanks for you reply. I have installed the WiFi with the WEP set and 
iwconfig does show the encryption key, but does not show the MAC address
of the WAP. When I turn encryption of, I works even with the iwconfig
showing the encryption key. This is built into ifcfg-wlan0, I will try
what you say when I get home tonight.

Best regards,

Kirk Bowe <kirk at vice-versa.info> wrote:

>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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