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I'm having a few troubles getting a Netgear MA111 USB Radio network card working under linux. I am using it in Slackware 10; also I am connecting to the internet through another PC (configured as IP address 192.168.0.10).
I've downloaded and compiled the linux-ng drivers successfully, but am having problems with them. First of all the readme for the driver says to put the two configuration files called "wlan.conf" and "wlancfg-<name of ssid here> (I used wlancfg-29home)" into directory /etc/wlan. For some odd reason the drivers seem to ignore most of the configuration; I use a security (encryption) key number with my network but the encryption key nor enabling encryption is ever set even if I specify it in the wlancfg-29home file. Neither does ad-hoc mode get set properly.
All I was able to do was to set everything manually with a script like this;
That works and sets the encryption key and enables encryption, and I can also ping 192.168.0.78 (set in the 4th line down), 192.168.0.78 being the IP address of the box I'm using; 192.168.0.10 is the IP address (server) of the computer I connect to the internet through. But the line
seems not to set the MA111 to ad-hoc mode, it remains stuck on "auto" even if I replace 'ad-hoc' with '0' or '1'.
Trying to ping the internet or IP address 192.168.0.10 results in no response. I know my server is working for sure, as I can connect using both a windows box and using another PC with mandrake 10 and a different brand of radio network card.