WEP problem - HostAP 0.0.4, Netgear MA401, Linksys WPC11
Sun Sep 21 16:00:37 PDT 2003
Apologies if this is an FAQ. I've had a quick look through the archives,
but didn't see anything recent which would help me.
I've got a box running 2.4.22 and HostAP 0.0.4. It's got a Netgear MA401
PCI card installed and acts as my AP. I'm running secondary firmware
1.4.9 from RAM on the card:
NICID: id=0x8013 v1.0.0 (PRISM II (2.5) Mini-PCI (SST parallel flash))
PRIID: id=0x0015 v1.0.7
STAID: id=0x001f v1.4.9 (station firmware)
I'm not running hostapd, just configuring wlan0 in master mode. I have
I've got two laptops with Linksys WPC11 v3 cards (I don't have firmware
version numbers to hand, sorry). I've no trouble running these cards
under Linux with WEP enabled - everything works fine. I'm not using
hostap on the laptops - just the standard orinoco/hermes driver that
comes with RedHat 9.
When I try running these cards in Windows (Win2K) however I'm only able to
run them with WEP disabled. Once I turn on WEP the cards will associate
with the AP but no IP traffic is exchanged between the laptop and the AP.
I'm guessing I have a WEP problem. Under Linux the cards are configured
with 'iwconfig <i/f> enc ...'. Under Windows I'm using the Linksys
configuration utility. I've tried the one the cards shipped with as well
as the current version from the Linksys website.
I've spent a bit of time trying to figure this out, but gotten nowhere.
Does anybody have any suggestions?
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