[driverloader] Re: DWL-650+ : WEP not working

Anders Normann sjefen at andnorm.net
Sat Apr 16 23:21:48 EDT 2005

I don't know exactly what your problem is, but Jonathan of Linuxant
support gave me this advice when I was trying to install Driverloader
on a PC without X-windows. I was installing on a distribution based on
RHEL/Fedora and could not get the WEP key to stick, I had to install
it at every reboot:

"you can add the following (example) lines in your
'/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0' file:


The argument for 'KEY' is the same as you would put with the
command. The example above is for a 64-bit ASCII WEP key."

I you are using hex-keys, just omit the s: before mykey.

Hope this helps you solve your problem.

Anders Normann

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>I don't manage to get WEP working on my DWL-650+ with
>driverloader. Without WEP, everything works fine.
>I enabled WEP through driverloader web config.
>For the key, I updated my ifcfg file, but this doesn't
>work. iwconfig always returns the following error :
>> iwconfig eth1 key xxxxxxxx [1] restricted
>Error for wireless request "Set Encode" (8B2A) :
>  SET failed on device eth1 ; Operation not supported
>Is there a way to setup the WEP key without iwconfig ?
>My config is :
>- Fedora Core 2 with 2.6.5_1.358 kernel
>- driverloader 2.27 
>- Dlink DWL-650+
>- Windows 2000/XP driver 3.07 (the latest)
>Thanks for your help !

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