Re: orinoco wireless with WEP under kernel 2.6.14-2-686
[Darren, it looks as though your reply came to me off-list, so I am not
pruning it below.]
On Monday, 2 January 2006 at 16:15:01 -0800, Darren Weber wrote:
> On 1/2/06, Richard Lyons <email@example.com> wrote:
> > On Monday, 2 January 2006 at 11:28:54 -0800, Darren Weber wrote:
> > > A new router has options for WEP and WPA protocols. Is there any
> > > reason why your router would not allocate an IP under DHCP using
> > > one or another of
> > It does allocate IPs to a mac and also to a windoze laptop, and the
> > dhcp is working fine for the three or five linux boxes on wired
> > connections too. The problem only occurs with the orinoco card on
> > my laptop. That is why I suspected initially that my set-up was
> > wrong, and afterwards that 1 or more modules may be absent.
> > [...]
> > > You might try building the kernel with different versions of the
> > > orinoco driver.
> > That sounds like more work than I am prepared to invest in this.
> What version is your orinoco driver? check
> dmesg | grep orinoco
> I've found it easy to install a new version of the driver. Just
> download from sourceforge, make, make install.
I see there is a 0.15rc4, though, reading the notes, it doesn't look as
though it will fix my issue. I may try it today if I have time, but I
am not expecting much.
> > > I know the version in the 2.6.8 kernel is working for me with WEP.
> > > I can tell you that I cannot use WPA because the wpa_supplicant
> > > package requires roaming access on the driver, which is not
> > > working for me in the orinoco_cs driver built with Debian kernel
> > > source for 2.6.8 (it doesn't have the ioctl hooks for roaming
> > > etc., so wpa_supplicant fails to interact with the card
> > I don't think I fully understand that. What does roaming mean
> > exactly? I certainly get three local stations listed by 'iwlist
> > eth0 scan' (one of which is mine, of course).
> > Thanks for your comments, but I have pretty much given up hope of
> > solving this issue.
> > -- richard
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