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Old 04-02-2007, 07:12 PM   #1
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Aironet 350 driver/fiirmware for 128bit WEP


Hi folx,

running RH9 on a Toshiba Tecra 8000, want I should use my shnazzy Cisco Aironet 350 card. It came with a CD full of drivers except the Linux ones are for RedHat 7.1.

The CD also has drivers for Mac OS9, which runs on my PowerBook G3 and were installed handily except it only supports 40-bit WEP keys, and I need 128-bit.

So, can I use the RH7 drivers backward-compatible-like? If not, can I find RH9 drivers out there somewhere? Will they support 128-bit WEP?

If it's a no to all of this, recommendations please for a new Wi-Fi card? One that supports Mac OS 9 and RH9 and .11b and g speeds and all that fun stuff?

Thanks.
 
Old 04-02-2007, 11:42 PM   #2
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The Cisco driver should be included in RH9. Try modprobe airo_cs.

Some references:
http://lists.samba.org/archive/wirel...ry/002843.html
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ad.php?t=97896
 
Old 04-04-2007, 02:55 PM   #3
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help with modprobe...

Brand new to Linux; so I must ask these infuriating questions (I used UNIX on a PDP-11 in the mid-1980's, not much is retained):

- I tried typing modprobe at my home shell prompt, command not found, I cd'd up to the root directory and got the same thing. I searched and found a Perl script called modprobe in /etc/log.d/scripts/services; and a link to binary program modprobe in /sbin. In any case the most I get from these is a terminal session in which I can type things and hit return but nothing happens - not even the appearance of the shell prompt.

(Double-clicking on the Perl script gives me a dialog box saying it's an executable binary; which I didn't think could be said of programs written in scripting yes SCRIPTING languages as opposed to binary/compiled ones.)

If either of these modprobe files are what I need, how do I use them?

And, are we confident that whatever I find is going to do 128-bit WEP?
 
Old 04-04-2007, 03:51 PM   #4
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A couple of things:

Change to root to modprobe.
su - will give you root permissions and root's path (makes life easier with Red Hat)

A successful modprobe will not return an error, but will return you to the command prompt.

The card/driver will handle 128 bit WEP. http://www.hpl.hp.com/personal/Jean_....html#Arlan802

Be aware of WEP's shortcomings, though. A POC has been shown for breaking 128 bit WEP in little over a minute. http://wifinetnews.com/archives/007533.html
 
  


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