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Old 12-29-2004, 07:13 PM   #1
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Distribution: Slackware 10.2 / Slamd 64
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Netgear MA111 in linux


I'm having a few troubles getting a Netgear MA111 USB Radio network card working under linux. I am using it in Slackware 10; also I am connecting to the internet through another PC (configured as IP address

I've downloaded and compiled the linux-ng drivers successfully, but am having problems with them. First of all the readme for the driver says to put the two configuration files called "wlan.conf" and "wlancfg-<name of ssid here> (I used wlancfg-29home)" into directory /etc/wlan. For some odd reason the drivers seem to ignore most of the configuration; I use a security (encryption) key number with my network but the encryption key nor enabling encryption is ever set even if I specify it in the wlancfg-29home file. Neither does ad-hoc mode get set properly.

All I was able to do was to set everything manually with a script like this;

insmod p80211.o
insmod prism2_usb.o prism2_doreset=1
ifconfig wlan0 netmask
ifconfig wlan0 up
./wlanctl-ng wlan0 lnxreq_ifstate ifstate=enable
./wlanctl-ng wlan0 lnxreq_autojoin ssid=29home authtype=opensystem
./wlanctl-ng wlan0 dot11req_mibset mibattribute=dot11ExcludeUnencrypted=true
./wlanctl-ng wlan0 dot11req_mibset mibattribute=dot11PrivacyInvoked=true
./wlanctl-ng wlan0 dot11req_mibset mibattribute=dot11WEPDefaultKey0=12:34:56:78
./wlanctl-ng wlan0 dot11req_mibset mibattribute=dot11WEPDefaultKeyID=0
./wlanctl-ng wlan0 dot11req_mibset mibattribute=p2CnfPortType=ad-hoc

route add default gw

That works and sets the encryption key and enables encryption, and I can also ping (set in the 4th line down), being the IP address of the box I'm using; is the IP address (server) of the computer I connect to the internet through. But the line

./wlanctl-ng wlan0 dot11req_mibset mibattribute=p2CnfPortType=ad-hoc

seems not to set the MA111 to ad-hoc mode, it remains stuck on "auto" even if I replace 'ad-hoc' with '0' or '1'.

Trying to ping the internet or IP address results in no response. I know my server is working for sure, as I can connect using both a windows box and using another PC with mandrake 10 and a different brand of radio network card.

Any ideas?




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