I am having troubles getting my Intel Centrino 2100 WLAN card to work. I am
using Mandrake 10 Community Release with kernel version 2.6.3-4mdk on my
Acer Travelmate 801. I have installed ndiswrapper properly. At university I
can connect to the WLAN (which is not encrypted) and use it without
problems. At home I have a Linksys WRT54G WLAN router with WEP encryption
enabled (128 Bits).
The problem is that I can connect to the router (which I can check in the
router webconfig) but I cannot access my LAN. No packets will go through the
router to my other PCs on the LAN (checked this with Ethereal). With
encryption disabled it works fine.
Is there a limitation using WEP with ndiswrapper?
Here is what I do to initialize the wlan0 interface:
iwconfig wlan0 mode Managed
iwconfig wlan0 key open XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
iwconfig wlan0 essid myessid
wlan0 IEEE 802.11b ESSID:"myessid"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.452GHz Access Point: 00:0F:66:30:FA:AD
RTS thr:1600 B Fragment thr:2344 B
Encryption key:XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XX Security mode:
Link Quality:0/100 Signal level:-25 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
The network settings like IP, gateway etc. are set.
From: Jason Boxman <jasonb@ed...> - 2004-07-05 17:18:56
On Monday 05 July 2004 12:33, Flo wrote:
> Is there a limitation using WEP with ndiswrapper?
I'm using WEP fine with my card. I did have to change the settings in my
wireless router for WEP from 'restricted' to 'open'. It's not possible to
associate without a WEP key still, but when it was set to 'restricted' I was
not able to associate under ndiswrapper. Perhaps your situation is something
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