LinuxQuestions.org
View the Most Wanted LQ Wiki articles.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware
User Name
Password
Slackware This Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 09-20-2006, 08:48 AM   #1
chud67
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2004
Location: San Antonio, TX, USA
Posts: 34

Rep: Reputation: 15
Quick wifi question - wep key


I have a quick question. I am running Slack 9.1 on a Toshiba laptop and have an Orinoco Gold wireless card which works fine; I have surfed several unprotected wireless networks. Now I need to get on a wireless network at the office that has a wep key; in what file do I enter the wep key? Thanks.

Last edited by chud67; 09-20-2006 at 09:19 AM.
 
Old 09-20-2006, 09:48 AM   #2
onebuck
Moderator
 
Registered: Jan 2005
Location: Midwest USA, Central Illinois
Distribution: SlackwareŽ
Posts: 11,047
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 1372Reputation: 1372Reputation: 1372Reputation: 1372Reputation: 1372Reputation: 1372Reputation: 1372Reputation: 1372Reputation: 1372Reputation: 1372
Quote:
Originally Posted by chud67
I have a quick question. I am running Slack 9.1 on a Toshiba laptop and have an Orinoco Gold wireless card which works fine; I have surfed several unprotected wireless networks. Now I need to get on a wireless network at the office that has a wep key; in what file do I enter the wep key? Thanks.
Hi,

You can edit the /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf file to add the WLAN_KEY[4]=

You would then restart with;
Code:
/etc/rc.d/rc.inet1 restart
 
Old 09-20-2006, 10:03 AM   #3
Hangdog42
LQ Veteran
 
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: Maryland
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 7,778
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 412Reputation: 412Reputation: 412Reputation: 412Reputation: 412
From a console you can use the iwconfig command:

iwconfig ethX key WepKeyInHex

Check out man iwconfig for additional options.
 
Old 09-20-2006, 10:37 AM   #4
jong357
Senior Member
 
Registered: May 2003
Location: Columbus, OH
Distribution: DIYSlackware
Posts: 1,914

Rep: Reputation: 52
He's running slack 9.1 so rc.inet1.conf shouldn't be set up to handle wireless yet. The file you want is /etc/rc.d/rc.wireless.conf. You could also manually set it via iwconfig as suggested.

I've always found the default rc.wireless.conf to be on the bloated side and a little confusing. Here is what I ussually do.

Code:
mv /etc/rc.d/rc.wireless.conf /etc/rc.d/rc.wireless.conf.orig

# Then make this your new rc.wireless.conf

# Wireless LAN adapter configuration

VERBOSE=1

case "$HWADDR" in

*)
    # Home:
    ESSID="MadPenguin"
    KEY="b576bdcba1773df06422ac55cb"

    # Gypsy Cafe:
    #ESSID="2WIRE230"

    # Gwens Airport:
    #ESSID="Any"
    #KEY="421a0f733138f3c93ba20b6089"

    # Beth:
    #ESSID="synapse"
    #KEY="9dd0414685b6ea173a001b7063"

    MODE="Managed"
    ;;
esac
Leave the MODE uncommented always and then just comment/uncomment the particulars of each network where ever you might happen to be. Restart your network after commenting/uncommenting and that should connect you.

Last edited by jong357; 09-20-2006 at 10:46 AM.
 
Old 09-22-2006, 06:27 AM   #5
evilDagmar
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2005
Location: Right behind you.
Distribution: NBG, then randomed.
Posts: 480

Rep: Reputation: 31
After you get it working you should take that card out and buy it a nice padded case to keep it in. Something made of a nice hardwood with pearl inlay or ABS plastic with brushed silver trim would be appropriate. You have no idea how much of a @#$@!$ it is to get all those other cards on the market working as well as the old orinoco_cs cards.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Syntax of WEP key in wifi-radar adamsjw2 Linux - Wireless Networking 0 08-26-2006 10:52 AM
WEP key thoyyib Linux - Wireless Networking 2 09-29-2005 03:22 AM
What if I don't know the WEP key? death_au Linux - Wireless Networking 1 04-26-2005 06:40 PM
wifi wep... almost done kermit Linux - Wireless Networking 12 03-15-2005 06:39 AM
Planet PCMCIA WiFi card can't change WEP key set shneoh Linux - Wireless Networking 2 07-03-2004 12:04 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:01 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration