Re: Orinoco WPA/WPA2 ready on Linux, or just WEP?
Thanks for your answer ...
On Fri, Jul 15, 2005 at 11:17:25PM +0200, Sven Luther wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 07, 2005 at 05:02:58PM +0200, Wolfgang Pfeiffer wrote:
> > Hi all
> > I'd like to know whether the "standard" Apple Airport card, about 2
> > years old, can handle WPA key negotiation with the latest 2.6
> > kernels:
> Well, from my experience at debconf 05, whose wireless network seem to need
> wpa stuff, i would say no, since nobody here has managed to make it work.
You might be right: From what I learned the last days: You might get
WPA working with "Hermes I" (or is this actually Orinoco Silver? .. )
with wpasupplicant: But you need a 2.4 Kernel.
One of the supported drivers for wpasupplicant:
"Agere Systems Inc. Linux Driver (Hermes-I/Hermes-II chipset) (WPA, but not WPA2)"
wpasupplicant says in its README
Current hardware/software requirements:
- Linux kernel 2.4.x or 2.6.x with Linux Wireless Extensions v15 or newer
[ .... ]
Agere Systems Inc. Linux Driver
Please note that the driver interface file (driver_hermes.c) and
hardware specific include files are not included in the
wpa_supplicant distribution. You will need to copy these from the
source package of the Agere driver.
Agere's latest driver from
(<http://www.agere.com/mobility/docs/wl_lkm_722_abg.tar.gz>) in turn
supports only hermes II/II.5 (on 2.4), the, as it seems, older one
(also 2.4 only, AFAIKS) both Hermes I and Hermes II:
So unless I missed some important facts (definitely possible, as
documentation for Linux/Orinoco in general, for what I found, seems to
be a catastrophe) I need another radio card, as I'm not prepared to
return back to 2.4 only to get a secure WLAN running ..
My main problem still is that I do not know exactly what I have on
this card, as the Apple naming convention actually is unusable:
Apple Airport, and Airport Extreme, whatever this may be ...
Or is there Prism compatible stuff on this card? If yes, one might try
Thanks again ..