I am have a good deal of difficulty getting WEP going. I have just installed RedHat Linux Enterprise Desktop 5.4 and I have managed to install the distro for the wireless card and entered the appropriate connection info in the Network Configuration. If I disable encryption at the WAP then everything is fine but I would much rather have encryption.
This is the dump of iwconfig:
wlan0 IEEE 802.11 ESSID:"BTHomeHub-XXXX"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.442 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Retry min limit:7 RTS thr
ff Fragment thr=2352 B
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
I have altered the ESSID and Encryption key but both are correct in my config file.
OK I had not configured the WPA_supplicant service.
Once this was in-place I was able to activate the Wireless Service.