Orinoco Gold and Linksys BEFW11S4 AP (shared key)

David Gibson david at gibson.dropbear.id.au
Mon Dec 3 21:58:11 EST 2001

On Sun, Dec 02, 2001 at 06:26:31PM -0600, Bruce Tenison wrote:
> Hi All!  I've looked through the archives, and didn't see a similar
> question.  I'm playing with an Orinoco Gold card (using hermes, and
> orinoco_cs...) When I set the Linksys AP to "shared key" (turn off the open
> system option), and set the keys properly (works before disabling the open
> system attribute) it seems that the orinoco card can't contact the AP.  If I
> change the AP back to open system, everything works properly.
> Any ideas?  Any pointers?

Blah.  There seem to be some odd problems with WEP on the Intersil
firmware cards (like the Linksys), which result in strange
dependencies on the order the paramters are set with iwconfig (essid,
keys etc.).  As far as I can tell this should be impossible, so I'm
still looking for a way to fix this problem :-(

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