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Old 04-19-2004, 06:11 PM   #1
Registered: Mar 2003
Location: colorado springs. colorado
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SET failed on device eth0 ; Operation not supported.

This is a sohoware ncp130 802.11b wireless pci card. Modules loaded for it are:

orinoco_plx 2756 0
orinoco 39580 0 [orinoco_plx]
hermes 5984 0 [orinoco_plx orinoco]

If I turn off wep at the router the card gets an i.p. and works just fine but I cannot set the wep key on the card:

# iwconfig eth0 enc "s: wep:key"
Error for wireless request "Set Encode" (8B2A) :
SET failed on device eth0 ; Operation not supported.

Also tried
# iwconfig eth0 enc 1234-5678-abcd-efgh-ijkl-1234-56
Error for wireless request "Set Encode" (8B2A) :
SET failed on device eth0 ; Operation not supported.

wavemon says "encryption n/a"

The card does indeed support encryption. Is there another way to set the key under Linux? I *thought* the *_plx drivers were for pcmcia adapters which this card is not. Any other ideas come to mind?
Old 04-24-2004, 03:18 PM   #2
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I personally am using the wlan-ng drivers and i read somewhere
that they cant use the commands that you previously mentioned.
Well not all of them anyway.So you will have to find other ways to set
up things like ssid and keys.Best to probably edit the configuration
files in /etc/pcmcia and places like that.Just a suggestion



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