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Old 02-14-2007, 04:17 PM   #1
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Key too long


I am trying to get access to a wireless network with a 26 digit wep key but when I try to use iwconfig it keeps saying the key is too long. From all that I can read in the documentation this should work I'm perplexed on why its not. Any ideas

I'm using a intel wireless card 3945 abg card with the intel ipw3945 stuff.
 
Old 02-14-2007, 06:11 PM   #2
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Can you post the exact command you're using (obscuring the key)? Sounds like Wireless Tools thinks it's an ASCII key vs. hex.
 
Old 02-14-2007, 06:57 PM   #3
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Ok never mind I was getting my software and errors mixed up. When I attempt to set the key in iwconfig I get the error operation not supported. And when I do a iwlist eth1 key I get that 40 104 keys supported but under encryption I do not have WEP listed only WPA WPA2 TKIP CCMP. Does iwlist ever show WEP as a protocol or no? I am very confused on why I cannot get wep working on this driver because according to intel and this driver its supposed to work with just about any protocol. It also might be because im using LFS instead of a main distro but im not sure as loading the damon seams to load the driver and i am able to get access to unsecured networks just fine. If anyone has experience with this driver or has any tips it would be helpful.
 
Old 02-14-2007, 07:42 PM   #4
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iwlist wlan0 key on my machine also shows 2 key sizes but does not explicitly state WEP, so I don't think that's an indication of a problem.

I wonder if you're missing an encryption package needed for using WEP?
 
Old 02-15-2007, 08:25 AM   #5
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Ok well thats good to know that WEP is not supposed to be listed in the authentication protocols. Missing something needed for wep is possible considering that you need to build the ieee80211 stuff separately and not in the kernel in order to get this driver to work properly ( it fails to compile if you try using the one in the kernel ) I will keep hacking away at it but at this point I cannot even get wpa to work either. That gives me some other stupid error via wpa_supplicant about failing to set GTK of something. I am really sorry about the lack of information in my posts and ill try and get some more info later when I have that system connected to a lan connection.
 
  


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