It seems WPA is giving many people alot of troubl to install, I'm one of them. I'm all new to linux but I want to get the wirless security running and it's honestly killing my experience of linux.
I'm running Ubuntu and if I have the router set to open it works fine. The card is recognized at once and I can connect through it. However, if I set the router to WPA (have widows comps using it so I know it's working) and then try to use wpa_supplicant nothing works as it should.
I have tried several guides as well ass chats where I have gotten lots of help but everything has failed so far.
I might be way off, correct me if I am and let me know where to begin, but these are the things I suspect;
1. The card uses orinoco_cs, however this is not supported by wpa_supplicant?
2. The orinoco_cs driver, though operational, is wrong for my type of card. I've fund that my chipset it most likely Prism3.
FCCID PKW-WPC11-V31 (approved 7/23/2002) uses ISL3871xxx or Prism3
Another page stated Prism2. cardctl gives procduct info: "The Linksys group, Icn.", "Instant wireless network PC CArd", "ISL37300P", "RevA"
3. I need to use ndiswrapper to get it working, however I can't findt he correct drivers. The windows XP drivers from linksys keeps showing up as Invalid driver.
4. my configuration is completly wrong.
5. Something else
As an addition i want to mention that the card (linksys WPC11 ver3) didn't have WPA support when it came out, linksys has released a driver for it since then.
(eth1 is the wirless card)
Here are my current files
iface lo inet loopback
iface eth0 inet dhcp
iface eth1 inet manual
pre-up iconfig eth1 up
post-down ifconfig eth1 down
iwconfig $IF essid $NET
killall -q wpa_supplicant
killall -q dhclient
killall -q dhclient3
wpa_supplicant -wB -i$IF -c/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf
Please help me, I'm about to give up on all this soon and i really want to use linux, not trash it!