Bug#229081: linux-wlan-ng: support for USR 2410 card commented out in /etc/pcmcia/wlan-ng.conf
The U.S.Robotics Wireless PC Card USR022410 does not work with the Debian
version of linux-wlan-ng-0.2.0. The reason seems quite simple: The support
has been explicitly commented out in /etc/pcmcia/wlan-ng.conf:
# This one is commented out since it matches the common lucent/orinoco
#card "Intersil PRISM2 Reference Design 11Mb/s WLAN Card"
# manfid 0x0156, 0x0002
# bind "prism2_cs"
If these lines are uncommented, everything works fine.
By the way: The orinoco driver of the 2.4.23 kernel does not fully support this
card. It claims that its firmware is too old for WEP (which is simply not true).
For this reason, the support by linux-wlan-ng for this card is essential.
Furthermore, it would be nice to give an example in the documentation on how to set
up WEP encryption using the /etc/network/interfaces mechanism, especially as
it seems necessary to set both options, "wireless_enc on" as well as
"wlan_ng_hostwep true". Something like this would probably do the trick:
iface wlan0 inet dhcp
-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
Kernel: Linux alrisha.home.net 2.4.23 #1 Sat Jan 17 19:45:45 CET 2004 i686
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=C (ignored: LC_ALL set to en_GB)
Versions of packages linux-wlan-ng depends on:
ii libc6 2.3.2.ds1-10 GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii sysvinit 2.85-9 System-V like init.
ii wireless-tools 26-1 Tools for manipulating Linux Wirel
-- no debconf information