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Old 02-25-2007, 03:07 PM   #1
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Cannot get WEP working for Dell E1505 laptop with Gentoo


I have been trying to get my wireless working with WEP but with no success.

I have the 2.6.19-rc5 kernel. The IEEE80211 is kernel inbuilt version. I have installed wireless-tools package. I have installed the ipw3945 package.

My wireless internet works. I am able to connect to my home network if i disable the wep key. But when i turn on WEP on my router this is the error that i get.

/etc/init.d/net.eth1 start

* Starting eth1
* Configuring wireless network for eth1
Error for wireless request "Set Encode" (8B2A) :
SET failed on device eth1 ; Operation not supported.
* eth1 does not support setting keys

I have the ieee80211_crypt_wep option selected in my kernel configuration.

Could someone please help me out here? Thanks in advance.
Old 02-26-2007, 02:14 PM   #2
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If anyone is still reading my question, then i have some update. My wireless works withlut WEP encryption.

I compiled my kernel with IEEE80211_CRYPT_WEP option as a module. When i try to load the module, i get this error

FATAL: Error inserting ieee80211_crypt_wep (/lib/modules/2.6.19-gentoo-r5/kernel/net/ieee80211/ieee80211_crypt_wep.ko): Unknown symbol in module, or unknown parameter (see dmesg)

when i dmesg it i get this
ieee80211_crypt_wep: Unknown symbol crypto_alloc_base
ieee80211_crypt_wep: Unknown symbol crypto_free_tfm

any help anyone?? Thank you.
Old 03-14-2007, 12:18 PM   #3
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I'm having the same problem

I have the same issue with my Thinkpad T60p running Gentoo and kernel 2.6.20. I can connect fine to an unsecured network using iwconfig or wpa_supplicant but as soon as I try and use WEP nothing works. wpa_supplicant tells me that it is able to connect to the network but does not get an IP or anything. Using the iwconfig module, I get the "set encode" error mentioned above. Using wpa_supplicant I have tried:
- removing the iwconfig settings in /etc/conf.d/net
- modprobing the ieee80211_crypt_wep module
- in /etc/conf.d/net, setting: wpa_supplicant_eth0="-Dwext -c /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf"
and: wpa_timeout_eth0=60

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