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Old 01-29-2004, 06:21 PM   #1
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Belkin F5D6020 isn't working in Fedora when WEP is turned on?


Hi Folks,

I am have been trying to get this working for last 2 weeks.

Wireless Access Point/Router Netgear WGR614
NIC Belkin F5D6020 version 1 Prism chipset
OS Fedora Core 1
Dell Laptop

I have the wireless card working without much effort. But, when I enabled WEP, I cannot
connect. I get this 8B2A error thingie. I have googled and tried various solutions proposed
at various forums.

I have not installed linux-wlan-ng, I put my configuration
in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 via the gui interface.
128bit key was generated on the router, copied and pasted in the file below.

DEVICE=eth0
BOOTPROTO=dhcp
ONBOOT=no
TYPE=Wireless
ESSID=FOOLAN
DOMAIN=
NETMASK=
HWADDR=00:00:f1:00:1a:78
DHCP_HOSTNAME=
IPADDR=
USERCTL=no
PEERDNS=yes
GATEWAY=
RATE=11Mb/s
CHANNEL=11
MODE=Managed

keys-eth0 file has
KEY="F4BCEA89D0C1700494644FBD4"

How should I entered the KEY value, just like above or one the following
KEY="restricted [1] F4BC-EA89-D0C1-7004-9464-4FBD-14"
KEY="0xF4BCEA89D0C1700494644FBD14"
KEY="F4BC-EA89-D0C1-7004-9464-4FBD-14"
KEY="s:F4BCEA89D0C1700494644FBD14"
there are other possible combinations in the man pages.

I tried to do it on command like : iwconfig eth0 key KF4BCEA89D0C1700494644FBD14
ifup eth0 works only when WEP is disabled
How does /etc/pcmcia/wireless fit into this. I tried to entering values in wireless.opts and running cardctl scheme command?
Do I need to install linux-wlan-ng and why does it work without it and WEP? How does
the configuration change and is there conflict with ifup
Sorry about the number of quesitons, but I could not find proper answers.

If someone explain how linux-wlan works as opposed to redhat ifup, it would go a long
way in understanding.

This damn setup works in Windoze XPired without breaking a sweat. Of course, drivers
were available by the corresponding vendors.

Thanks.

KEY keys_eth0 /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 ifup
 
Old 03-07-2004, 06:40 AM   #2
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I'm having the same problem with the 802.11g Wireless Desktop Network Card from Belkin (F5D7000). I believe that people have been saying that this card uses the Broadcom chipset. It works properly with WEP disabled, but when I try enabling the WEP with a 128-bit key, I get the following message:

Error for wireless request "Set Bit Rate (8B20)": set failed on device wlan0 ; no such device.
Error for wireless request "Set Encode (8B2A)": set failed on device wlan0 ; invalid argument.

I'm using Fedora Core 1 with Kernel 2.6.3 and I have followed all instuctions in the README of the ndiswrapper properly.
 
Old 03-08-2004, 12:24 PM   #3
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i got mine to work, but it turned out to be WAP problem. I had to set the encryption to 'Automatic' instead of 'Sharekey'.

Also, the wireless card has a prism chipset.

Post your outputs for
iwconfig
ifconfig
lsmod
/etc/wlan/*.*
/etc/sysconfigg/network-scripts/ifcfg-*
 
  


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