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Old 07-04-2012, 07:58 PM   #1
geperezg
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getting cisco aironet 350 wireless pcmacia card to recognize wpa authentication


Greetings,

I know that what I'm attempting is probably way out of my abilities, but I thought I would give it a try.
I have read forum posts about the cisco aironet 350 and I'm not really sure where I'm standing...

I'm running debian 2.6.32-5-486 on a sony pcg-c1mvp. When I insert the card, the os recognizes it and opens a dialog to connect to available wireless network. I can see my router on the list, but it never connects.
I later notices that the only authentication options were WEP, and my router running under WPA. From the following site, I found out that my card is indeed WPA compatible:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/coll...080088828.html

The question is...what do I need to do?
I have followed the driver installation instructions at:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/...800c6a9c.shtml

but I can hardly replicate what its shown on the screen. Besides, I don't really know if not being able to get the WPA authentication is a matter of driver, or some higher level utility to get WPA working.

Any suggestions are greatly appreciated,
 
Old 07-04-2012, 09:56 PM   #2
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Apparently it has been done. http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1514304
It seems that you will need to do a firmware update using Windows tools for WPA capability.
You may be able to get more help from the project (linked in the above thread) http://gna.org/projects/airo-wpa/
This certainly looks like a challenge. Good luck!
 
Old 07-05-2012, 02:21 AM   #3
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Whoa ...
I haven't tried to use my 350 on Linux in years. I couldn't handle 11b any more anyway I suspect.

I think I gave up partly (primarily) because it wouldn't talk WPA, and I sure as hell wasn't going back to WEP. Interesting Cisco have WPA listed - must have been a firmware update after I gave it a miss.

Just checked my office - I thought I may still have the card (and a laptop with PCMCIA), but both have obviously been junked, so I can't even do any testing for you.
 
Old 07-12-2012, 01:16 AM   #4
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Thanks for your suggestions. I spent some time following the forum links suggested, but can't replicate much
of it. I was thinking on doing the following before giving up...

I'm running linux on my laptop and the moment, and I was thinking that if I could install windows xp on it, do the card firmware update, then I could try running the card on linux again..? Would this allow the card to authenticate via WPA? or is there more to do driver-wise?

You might wonder why not just install windows and leave it there...Well, for some reason, the sony drivers provided on their site just don't seem to work, whereas everything seems to work smoothly on linux. The purpose of this question is mainly to save the time of installing OS's twice and find out there is actually more behind the covers.

Thanks in advance for your suggestions
 
  


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