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Re: [debian-knoppix] Wireless USB devices in Knoppix 3.4


I wanted to touch base with you on the wireless usb/prism2 issue.  I got
my wusb12 device working with the prism2_usb driver on the latest Knoppix
release.  What sort of problems were you having with yours?  Doing the
following enabled me to get it working:

wlanctl-ng wlan0 lnxreq_ifstate ifstate=enable
wlanctl-ng wlan0 lnxreq_autojoin ssid=myssid authtype=opensystem
ifup wlan0
pump -i wlan0

I have not been able to get it working with WEP.  Maybe I'm just haven't
made the proper adjustments to /etc/wlan/wlancfg-DEFAULT but so far it
only works when I turn off wep.  This is not too good for securing
things.  I can of course limit authentication to certain mac address, but
having just gotten Kismet working with my Orinoco pcmcia card I now see
how easy it is to discover what mac addresses being used on my network.

Take care,


On Tue, 11 May 2004 09:19:24 +0200, "Fabian Franz" <FabianFranz@gmx.de>
> Am Dienstag, 11. Mai 2004 03:29 schrieb Adam York:
> > Fabian,
> >
> > Ok, I just assumed that it would work since the card was detected and the
> > proper module was loaded.  But because of the situation I described in my
> > previous post I was unable to test this since I was unable to specify my
> > essid or wep key while Knoppix was running from the cd.
> >
> I have the same cards (prism2_cs and prism2_usb) and both do not work,
> either 
> from CD nor from HD ...
> Dunno about the wlan.cfg, but making it wraitable does not let the cards 
> work...
> So, lets jsut see if that _is_ a problem, when its a problem. Btw. 
> wireless.opts is used for other things and from other programs ...
> cu
> Fabian

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