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Old 01-05-2005, 01:18 PM   #1
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help configuring wireless security FC3

hi all,

I have the following ...
Linksys BEFW11S4 Router
Notebook with intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG
I have installed the ipw2200bg drivers 0.19-19
I have the network tools install (perfer not to use the CMD line tho)
networkmanager is installed but doesn't work ---- disabled as of now

i've been trying to get my wireless to connect to my router with wep
encryption, & not broadcasting my SSID (with no sucess)
so far this where i'm at... when i have the parameters of
in my router
SSID -- Not brocasting
in fedora using aplications-->system settings-->network

profile-- Home (created my own) followed instructions from tammy fox
in help file
edit the eth0 wireless and give it the above parameters

when i try to activate the card I get the "cannot set bite rate error".
it then trys to ping my router and has no success (obviously no connection!!)
so I reboot. I get to the point of acquiring an IP address and the
system hangs and hangs. I then throw in the rescue CD and edit the
wireless config file so it is not activated on boot. I then reboot and
I get this... Fedora asks my that it is going to remove my device
(wait a minute, why is it going to remove my device ? because it
couldn't get an IP adress? ) so I let it remove the device, the it
tells me it found the new device ( my wireless device and asks me if
want to configure it now or later. I configure it now , assign by
DHCP, go to my other PC go into my router and change the settings to
Broadcast the SSID
WEP Not used ( disabled)
I Do Not use and type of security measures so as the the wireless is
concerned it is open to everyone. I then continue to allow my
notebook to continue booting i remove the above profile edit the
common profile and it finds the AP i get a IP and all is well. Now
why is it that if i choose to not broadcast my SSID and impose a WEP
key to be used that Fedora has to take a shit, give me the Bit rate
error and remove my device??
I would like to have a Secure wireless network (at least some what)
is it because the IPW2200BG drivers can't work like this yet?
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