[driverloader] Netgear WG311 v2 unable to add WEP key
Robert.Evans at cs.cardiff.ac.uk
Wed Apr 21 17:01:35 EDT 2004
I, and another user, reported similar problems a few weeks ago. The
driver does report in Linux that only 64 bit keys are available but in
Windows both 64 and 128 bit work.
I have not found a solution (a dump was sent to Linuxant but
they haven't got back to me yet). I've fortunately been able to
swap the card (with a non-Linux user) for a Melco Buffulo PCI g/b card
which works great with 64, 128 WEP and WPA using driverloader and
I'm disappointed in the Netgear WG311 v2. On the box it says 'upgrade
... to WPA' but the WPA software (for Windows) is not available.
Romany Saad at netgear.com says ...
"The WG311v2 has not yet received the WPA upgrade. I have no ETA for
which is pretty shoddy, in my opinion. It's a shame because other
Netgear equipment I've used has been excellent (eg their DG834G Wireless
I recommend you send the card back if it's not too late.
On Wed, 2004-04-21 at 16:40, Tony Link wrote:
> I'm attempting to add a 128 bit WEP key in hex
> but all i get is an error that says
> # uname -a
> # Linux localhost.localdomain 2.4.20-9 #1 Wed Apr 2 13:42:50 EST 2003
> i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
> # iwconfig eth1 essid test
> # iwconfig eth1 essid test key 22222222222222222222222222222222 on
> Error for wireless request "Set Encode" (8B2A) :
> SET failed on device eth1 ; Invalid argument.
> [alink at localhost alink]#
> I can see other access points
> # iwlist eth1 ap
> eth1 Access Points in range:
> 00:41:90:41:21:03 : Quality:1 Signal level:0 Noise level:56 (updated)
> 00:40:05:BA:7D:AD : Quality:1 Signal level:0 Noise level:56 (updated)
> 00:06:25:25:2B:88 : Quality:1 Signal level:0 Noise level:56 (updated)
> 00:0D:88:9F:85:DD : Quality:1 Signal level:0 Noise level:56 (updated)
> 00:0D:88:F2:4F:A4 : Quality:1 Signal level:0 Noise level:56 (updated)
> Could this be the problem that the drivers only support 40 bits keys ?
> (The only key length I've been able to add is a truncated fake key )
> # iwlist eth1 key
> eth1 1 key sizes : 40bits
> 4 keys available :
> : E934-8832-0C (40 bits)
> : off
> : off
> : off
> Current Transmit Key: 
> any hlp apprec.
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