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How to wifi with ipw3945 on Dell Vostro ???


I am running Debian Lenny on a Dell Vostro laptop which has a ipw3945
wifi card.

The card is recognised by the software and it even works somehow  (I can
see all the wifi networks in my building using wifi-radar). But whatever
I do I cannot get a  (DHCP) ip address from my Zyxel AP which is using a
WEP key (and it did when I still used Windows Vist so I know for a fact
that it is possible). 

Does anyone have any idea of how to get this card talking to my WEP AP?


Some maybe useful info:


auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

# The primary network interface
allow-hotplug eth1
iface eth1 inet dhcp

auto eth1

iface eth2 inet dhcp
wireless-essid askesis
wireless-key s:My_Edited_Away_Key

auto eth2

iwlist scanning:

lo        Interface doesn't support scanning.

eth1      Interface doesn't support scanning.

eth2      Scan completed :
          Cell 01 - Address: 00:A0:C5:68:EC:B1
                    Protocol:IEEE 802.11b
                    Frequency:2.412 GHz (Channel 1)
                    Encryption key:on
                    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s
                    Quality=84/100  Signal level=-49 dBm  Noise level=-49 dBm
                    Extra: Last beacon: 68ms ago

iwconfig eth2:

eth2      IEEE 802.11b  ESSID:"askesis"  Nickname:"askesis"
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.412 GHz  Access Point: 00:A0:C5:68:EC:B1   
          Bit Rate:11 Mb/s   Tx-Power:15 dBm   
          Retry limit:15   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Encryption key:Myxx-Edit-AWay-Keyx-xxxx-xxxx-xx   Security mode:open
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality=84/100  Signal level=-49 dBm  Noise level=-49 dBm
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:74   Missed beacon:0


Joost Kraaijeveld
Askesis B.V.
Molukkenstraat 14
6524NB Nijmegen
tel: 024-3888063 / 06-51855277
fax: 024-3608416
web: www.askesis.nl

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