I can get my wireless to associate to the AP with WEP enabled, but can't get
an IP address. The AP is a netgear WG302 with current firmware.
When I've needed to use a WEP protected AP (such as in a cafe), I
belive I've used just
iwconfig eth1 essid <name>
iwconfig eth1 key <key> (or s:<text key>)
My home wireless is run unsecured, just without the SSID broadcast. I
use ssh for everything.
I'm now trying to enable WEP. So I setup a key on the base station.
The AP is selected for 128 bit WEP (although it allows entry of any number
of characters). So if I enter 13 digits:
A7D5CFE7B0B7EB11E51817FEB4 (generates this key)
I can get my laptops (iBook/Tiger and Linux) to associated with the AP (the
AP shows the MACs of the interfaces) but I can't get the laptops on
to get an IP address with dhclient. If I turn off WEP on the AP then
I can use dhclient without any problem.
On the iBook I'm selecting "WEP 40/128-bit ASCII" and it will only
allow either 5 or 13 chars input. On Linux I'm using key s:1234567890123.
Anyone see what I'm doing incorrectly?
Any tricks to debugging this? Am I just setting something up
I'm running Prims54 on the Linux laptop, and IIRC WPA isn't working
with that driver yet.