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7th December 2004, 04:00 PM
Laptop with FC3 (fully patched)
D-Link DI-624 Access Point
D-Link DWL-650G Card
ndiswrapper with latest drivers from D-Link
Everything is installed and working and I can connect through the access point but only if I disable WEP on the access point. Otherwise I get the "Cable unplugged" response. Turn off WEP, the card connects. Turn on WEP, the card drops and will not reconnect.
I have tried tacking a '0x' in front of the key.
7th December 2004, 05:11 PM
I'm not familiar with D-Link butI managed to do this with a Telewell access point.
Convert your key to 64-bit hexadecimal with your access point and then write the same characters as your laptops key with 0x: 0xABCDEFGHIJ (where ABCDEFGHIJ is your key). Save and boot. After booting use terminal and command iwconfig. Your key should look like ABCD-EFGH-IJ. You should also check that security mode is OPEN on both ypur laptop and your access point. Hope this helps.
7th December 2004, 05:28 PM
Thanks for the response.
OPEN on both ypur laptop and your access point. Hope this helps.
I was wondering about setting it to OPEN. But that is not an option in the drop down on the network configuration GUI. I am assuming that I can put that in the config file? Or use:
iwconfig wlan0 key open
iwconfig wlan0 key 0xABCDEFGHIJ open
7th December 2004, 05:51 PM
If you're using system-config-network, and you want to enter an open key, enter this for encryption key:
that will make it open.
8th December 2004, 05:49 PM
Alright. Got it working.
I used a combination of ifconfig and iwconfig make sure that I had the settings between the AP and the card in synch.
mjman was correct. In system-config-network you can add 'open' at the end of the key and it will accept it.
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