Re: [linux-dell-laptops] Re: wireless Netgear MA401 (& LinkSys WPC11 rev3) - using orinoco
- On Thursday 30 January 2003 7:31 pm, Ryan Earl wrote:
> At 12:27 PM 1/30/2003 -0500, you wrote:IMHO, wlan-ng is ICKY!!
> >If you want to avoid the hassle of installing wlan-ng drivers, you might
> > be able to use orinoco/orinoco_cs with hermes out of the box
> > (RedHat/Mandrake latest distros).
> Is it a hassle under RedHat/Mandrake? I haven't touched either of those
> distributions in years. It was incredibly easy in Gentoo:
> emerge linux-wlan-ng
> Then if you have special WLAN settings:
> edit /etc/conf.d/wlan.conf and to put in your SSID,
> cp /etc/conf.d/wlancfg-DEFAULT /etc/conf.d/wlancfg-YOURSSID
> edit YOURSSID cfg file with your network settings.
> Otherwise the defaults will connect to any detected open network.
> /etc/init.d/wlan start
> ifconfig wlan0 <settings> or dhcpcd wlan0
> >Note that these steps also work for a LinkSys WPC11 rev3 card as well
> >(though I didn't try WEP on it, yet, as I only really need the one card
> >right now).
> I was under the impression that WEP should work for any supported WLAN
> adapter since the crypto functions were done in software with the crypto
> libraries and not in hardware.
I am using the kernel based orinoco drivers supplied with 2.4.20 and they work
fine with the wpc11v3. only problem is that the encryption key seems to need
to be 5 chars or more... so f00 doesn't work :-P
anywho, if I can find it, I wrote a small howto on thje subject... but stay
away from the wlan-ng drivers, they suck in my view... too confusing, and NO
documentation that's worth a darn.
PGP fingerprint: A00A 1E75 3AB0 610E 2300 6855 1890 C61E E590 F777
Link to PGP key: http://linuxboy.dyndns.org/files/pubpgpkey.txt
The previous link does not work. Mog, my server, is currently dead :(