Orinoco Gold and Linksys BEFW11S4 AP (shared key)

Bruce Tenison btenison at earthlink.net
Mon Dec 3 22:58:01 EST 2001

Thanks David!  If there is anything that I can test or change to help the
cause on my end, feel free to let me know!

Thanks again!

-----Original Message-----
From: wireless-admin at lists.samba.org
[mailto:wireless-admin at lists.samba.org]On Behalf Of David Gibson
Sent: Monday, December 03, 2001 4:58 AM
To: wireless at lists.samba.org
Subject: Re: Orinoco Gold and Linksys BEFW11S4 AP (shared key)

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
> 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
> 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 :-(

David Gibson			| For every complex problem there is a
david at gibson.dropbear.id.au	| solution which is simple, neat and
				| wrong.  -- H.L. Mencken

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