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

Kirk Bowe kirk at vice-versa.info
Thu Apr 1 11:06:08 EST 2004

FYI this is how I kick start my machine's network access with a Belkin /
Broadcom F5D7000 running Fedora Core 1 (driverloader isn't in modules.conf

modprobe driverloader
iwconfig eth0 key 1 14246A1F23
iwconfig eth0 mode Managed
iwconfig eth0 commit
service network start

On Wed, 31 Mar 2004 KBB0927 at cs.com wrote:

> Kirk,
> 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,
> Keith
> 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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