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Old 05-27-2004, 07:24 PM   #1
SteveGodfrey
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can someone explain this?


I've managed to get ndiswrapper working but I can't get WEP working.

Here is the output from iwconfig
wlan0 IEEE 802.11b ESSID:"Rockage"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.437GHz Access Point: 00:09:5B:57:0F:A3
Bit Rate:11Mb/s
RTS thr:1600 B Fragment thr:2344 B
Encryption key:F343-DCEF-2A6E-A4CE-5D63-DABC-45 Security mode:restricted
Power Managementff
Link Quality:0/100 Signal level:-40 dBm Noise level:-256 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

I believe the clue here is the LinkQuality is 0/100

Here is the output from iwlist key

wlan0 2 key sizes : 40, 104bits
4 keys available :
[1]: F343-DCEF-2A6E-A4CE-5D63-DABC-45 (104 bits)
[2]: F343-DCEF-2A6E-A4CE-5D63-DABC-45 (104 bits)
[3]: F343-DCEF-2A6E-A4CE-5D63-DABC-45 (104 bits)
[4]: F343-DCEF-2A6E-A4CE-5D63-DABC-45 (104 bits)
Current Transmit Key: [0]
Security mode:restricted

Why is the Current Transmit Key set to 0?? Also the AP is configured with 4 different WEP keys I can't get the other 3 keys in they just all change to the same key....

and iwlist scan

wlan0 Scan completed :
Cell 01 - Address: 00:09:5B:57:0F:A3
ESSID:""
Protocol:IEEE 802.11b
Mode:Managed
Frequency:2.437GHz
Quality:0/100 Signal level:-35 dBm Noise level:-256 dBm
Encryption keyn
Bit Rate:1Mb/s
Bit Rate:2Mb/s
Bit Rate:5.5Mb/s
Bit Rate:11Mb/s

Cell 02 - Address: 00:09:5B:57:0F:A3
ESSID:"Rockage"
Protocol:IEEE 802.11b
Mode:Managed
Frequency:2.437GHz
Quality:0/100 Signal level:-35 dBm Noise level:-256 dBm
Encryption keyn
Bit Rate:1Mb/s
Bit Rate:2Mb/s
Bit Rate:5.5Mb/s
Bit Rate:11Mb/s

So I can see the WLAN but just can't complete the connection.

Could someone else post their output from iwlist scan, do you see 2 cells?

I've pretty much run out of ideas and google searches now :-( so ANY helo would be much appreciated. I've only been Linuxing for a week so I'm pretty pleased with how far I've got ;-)

Thanks
 
Old 05-28-2004, 09:47 AM   #2
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Type of adapter ?

Using an AdmTek 8211 and ndiswrapper on Mandrake 9.2 and 10.0, I have found that setting changes are not transmitted until the essid is reset.

Iwconfig will show that the changes have been made, but resetting the essid "restarts" the transmission of packet with the new parameters. This is theory as I do not have a second adapter to actually capture the packet to check.

try running a:

iwconfig wlano essid Rockage

after setting the key

Second try manual setting of channel

iwconfig wlan0 channel 1 essid Rockage

The brand of wireless NIC in use is key to solving the problem. The distribution also may effect the solution.
 
  


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