[driverloader] Problems configuring WEP with Driverloader 2.24, MDK 10.1, Inspiron 8100, DWL 650

Linuxant support (Jonathan) support at linuxant.com
Tue Feb 22 11:02:50 EST 2005


a KEY without the s: prefix is a HEX key so if you want to use a ASCII 
WEP key, you will need to use the s: prefix. For example:


It is also possible that you have to explicitly set the security mode or 
else it will not work depending on the Windows XP driver used and the 
access point. For example, you could try with the following keys:

KEY="s:XXXXXXX open"
KEY="s:XXXXXXX restricted"

There is more information on this subject in the 'iwconfig' manual page.

Please let us know if you require more assistance.


Technical specialist / Linuxant
support at linuxant.com

Vadim wrote:
> Hello,
> I have dual-boot Inspiron 8100, Mandrake 10.1/Win XP, DWL 650 M1 wireless, Driverloader 2.24.
> I was very pleased finally to be able to use my wireless card under Linux, Driverloader was a breeze to install and configure. However, I have not been able to successfully configure WEP option (which works seamlessly under Windows XP). The free trial will be expiring very soon and I would like to purchase a license, but I am reluctant to do so without being able to fully unilize the option of WEP protection. I tried adding 
> in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth2, the card is up and running, but does not connect to the router. Any ideas what else I could try? Thank you,
> Vadim 
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