Thu Jun 26 14:09:11 PDT 2003
> I have installed on an P233 MMX PC SuSE 8.2 PRO and
> have configured this PC as DHCP and DNS server. I have
> an I-Gate Siemens Wireless card inside and have
> flashed the firmware of the card with the 1.4.9
> Intersil firmware. I have compiled the hostap drivers
> and was able to load the hostap_plx driver module. The
> command "iwconfig wlan0" returns:
> wlan0 IEEE 802.11b ESSID:"test"
> Mode:Master Frequency:2.422GHz Access
> Point: 00:90:D1:05:57:9B
> Bit Rate:11Mb/s Tx-Power:-7 dBm
> Retry min limit:8 RTS thr:off Fragment
> Encryption key:off
> Power Management:off
> Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise
> Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx
> invalid frag:0
> Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0
> Missed beacon:0
> Could someone help with the following steps for
> configuring it as an AP with all possible security
> settings ? I have a laptop with XP Pro and a wireless
> card and want to connect to the PC and get from it an
> IP and so on. I would be very grateful for your help.
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I cannot serve with all security-stuff but some things I can tell you as
far as found out by my self:
# iwconfig wlan0 key s:<key> 
With key being a 14 or 17 signs long ASCII-string (test it).
You can also enter:
# iwconfig wlan key <hex-key> 
if you want so, but I think, the first way is much more easy ;)
Then you of course have to tell your XP client the key... as far as I
know, you have to use the ASCII-key.
This is not really secure, because the WEP64/WEP128 mechanism isn't
secure at all... but it should be better than no encryption ;)
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