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Re: Wifi configuration Debian Lenny Ibook G3

I don't understand how you can ask
for help on how to use complicated tools just because you don't like the
easier one....

I believe that network management is only integrated to Gnome and XFCE and knetwork management must be installed for use in KDE, I think it is used as an applet for the desktop, while the use E16 is more limited. That would be GNU / Linux if we are left with only a single way of doing things, the variety is success. I am also very curious and I like seeing things under the table! ;-)

 In my
experience, you'll need to force TKIP operation to prevent initial usage of
CCMP, which is not currently supported.

I am the network administrator, what type of security is better to works with Debian GNU/Linux? Could change it WPE, WPA Personal AES or another.

Thanks for your answers, sorry for my bad english, I cant find active listings in Spanish for Debian PowerPC.

In my blog I try to translate and documenting all about this port and my experience. Thanks. =)

2009/2/9 Geoff Simmons <gsimmons@gsimmons.org>
Hi Esteban,

On Mon, Feb 09, 2009 at 12:51:29PM -0600, Esteban Monge wrote:
> I try connect to WiFi network in my work. Have WPA Personal Security with
> TKIP encryption.
> My machine is a Ibook G3 800MHz with Airport Card.

The original Apple AirPort Card uses a Hermes chipset, which is supported by
the orinoco driver provided in mainline kernels.

WPA support was introduced into this driver at kernel 2.6.28-rc1.  As your
Debian Lenny system has 2.6.26, you're required to install a later kernel
version.  Firmware (9.42 or later) is also required to be downloaded to the
card to enable WPA operation.

Driver and firmware installation procedures for Lenny are available from the
Debian Wiki:

An example /etc/network/interfaces is shown, for use by wpa_supplicant.  In my
experience, you'll need to force TKIP operation to prevent initial usage of
CCMP, which is not currently supported.


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