I got a laptop running Red Hat EL 5 running a 2.6.18-53.el5 kernel. It has the Intel PRO/Wireless 2915ABG Wireless card which uses Ipw2200 driver. After two long days of searching/trying I still can not get this laptop to connect to the company's wireless router. The network manager GUI and command line commands all fail. I must be missing something. I been searching all over the place and doing all sorts of stuff with wpa_supplicant, network confs, etc. If someone can help me out or point me to where i can find it, I will be grateful. I may be just doing something in the wrong order...
Stuff installed for the card:
ipw2200 Version: 1.2.0
ipw2200 firmware v 3.0
Ieee802.11, was already installed with the system
The wireless card is detected and it does see two routers, here is the one I need to connect too.
Iwlist Report on router:
Cell 02 - Address: a mac address
Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s
11 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
Quality=77/100 Signal level=-52 dBm
IE: WPA Version 1
Group Cipher : TKIP
Pairwise Ciphers (1) : TKIP
Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
Extra: Last beacon: 16ms ago
group=TKIP CCMP WEP104 WEP40
# wlan0 and wifi0
# INTERFACES="-iwlan0 -iwifi0"
# wireless card is on eth1
# ndiswrapper and prism
# DRIVERS="-Dndiswrapper -Dprism"
# Driver for card is ipw2200, uses wext
# Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2915ABG Network Connection
HWADDR=a mac address
I tried using the network manager, it sees the wireless networks and detects that it is a WPA encryption but login always fails. I am typing the passphrase into the login prompt in normal ascii form, its not in hex/encrypted.
I did a bunch of stuff with wpa_supplicant, the iwX commands and ifX commands. But no results were noticed.
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