[driverloader] Problem with WEP
david.maxey at btinternet.com
Sun Nov 14 19:39:36 EST 2004
I'm having a problem getting WEP to work.
I'm running Mandrake 10 (Official - kernel 2.3.6-7) on a Compaq Pressario 700
laptop using a Belkin F5D7010 PCMCIA WLAN card (Broadcom chip).
Using the Linuxant trial licence and driver I'm able to get it communicating
with the access point (I had no luck at all with NDISWrapper) fine at long
last but I cannot get it to work with encryption enabled.
The interface appears as ETH1 instead of Wlan0 as I would have expected.
Whenever I try to configure the WEP with any of the KDE graphical packages it
lets me fill in all the requiste fields such as ESSID and key values and when
I finish it asks me to restart the interface. When I click yes the system
hangs and I can get no further. When I manually reboot and reconfiger with
the non-WEP settings it restarts OK.
When using the command line mode and it's in the non-WEP mode I get the
lo no wireless extensions.
eth0 no wireless extensions.
eth1 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:"Festoon" Nickname:"192.168.1.1.home"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.462GHz Access Point: 00:90:96:48:4E:CC
Bit Rate=11Mb/s Tx-Power=14 dBm
RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Link Quality:70/100 Signal level:-30 dBm Noise level:-154 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:1317 Missed beacon:0"
Although I'm aware that WEP is not the last word in security I'd like to get
it working as it's better than nothing. Without a fix I have to run the whole
of my network in the clear.
Has anyone got any suggestions - bye the way, I'm not a Linux command line
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