WEP Shared Key wireless encryption and general etc's
Posted 27 November 2004 - 10:04 AM
Let me say I am extremly disapointed that my linksys wpc54gs card does not work like the dlink card does. I tried to download a precompiled ndiswrapper thing that I read about here, but it did not install, not sure why. So I can't get that working yet, and apparently suse doesnt have the compiler thing built in to go about it that way. (I am REALLY a novice at this as if you can't tell) Don't know if someone can point me in the right direction there. I don't know that I'll be buying anymore linksys products in the near future. (not to mention the windows XP driver seems to be poorly written and always installs with a runtime error, and forget trying to uninstall reinstall, we wont go there)
I also just bought an old 802.11B card on ebay made by orinco? with some other name on it and it comes with a magmount antenna. Thought that might be cool since I can usually pick up plenty of default linksys networks around here with just the regular card. Enterasys is what it actually says on the card. Anyone have any experience with these? I am really hoping it is not a PoS. Seemed like a good deal at... $40? with shipping incl i think. Was wondering what kind of software for linux was around to find networks and possibly automatically connect to them as i drive around? I really don't know anything about it, but that would be cool if it can be done.
Any help with any of the above is greatly appreciated. Would also like to know if there is another linux install I should play with by popular oppinion or whatever? I have plenty of spare drives and computers to fool around with. I would also like to make a gateway/server at some point with an old gateway dual xeon 450 server I have if anyone has any advice on that.
That's probably way too much all at once, but thanks in advance for any help.
Posted 27 November 2004 - 12:04 PM
Posted 27 November 2004 - 04:57 PM
As far as WEP goes, everything works withoutn WEP, and then when you turn it on from your router and enter the WEP key in SuSE it stops working? Do you have a dash between every four digits of the WEP key? xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xx etc? Are you re-initiating the card after enableing the WEP key? That is, pulling it out, waiting a few seconds and sliding it back in?
Posted 27 November 2004 - 09:28 PM
With the WEP I have not tried it yet, because I could not find where to set it up. So I just turned it off in my router and put the card in the laptop and everything works fine. (wish the linksys one did) Now I want to get the WEP setup to get rid of my freloading neighbors (only because I don't like them lol)
Ok was not able to find Kwifi in search, including cd, will try something else to find it.
Posted 28 November 2004 - 11:27 PM
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