- I know this has little to do with the DELL i8100 other than that's
what I'm using to do all this, but thought I'd try here too.
I've got a Linksys WAP11 and the wireless card for the notebook. The
were literally plug and play, BUT...
I've played around with the settings and tried to get WEP going. Okay,
I've put the lines:
# Options for Orinoco driver (ad-hoc mode)...
#module "orinoco_cs" opts "enable_encryption=Y key_1=05 34 4B 8K \
uncommented into /etc/pcmcia/config.opts, I've put the lines:
INFO="Intersil PRISM2 11 Mbps Wireless Adapter"
KEY="s:05 34 4B 8K"
into /etc/pcmcia/wireless.opts. I've played around with KEY= with the
passphrase, with key_1 - key_4. I usually get:
cardmgr: + /sbin/iwconfig eth1 key s:05 34 4B 8K
cardmgr: + SIOCSIWENCODE(95): Operation not supported
when I put it in wireless.opts. When I put the 'enable_encryption=Y'
into config.opts then I do not get that error, but I still cannot
connect with encryption turned on.
Oh, if anyone's interested, vmware 3.0's USB does connect and download
the WAP11's settings, even though it gives an error, the new settings
are in effect. I know this by changing the CHANNEL, the ESSID and
other things. Then I cannot connect until I change the setting in
wireless.opts, so that does work. This post is not about that,
though, I'm curious if anyone's gotten the WAP11 with the Linksys PC
card working with encryption.