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Bug#229081: linux-wlan-ng: support for USR 2410 card commented out in /etc/pcmcia/wlan-ng.conf

Package: linux-wlan-ng
Version: 0.2.0-12
Severity: important

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:

line 53:
# This one is commented out since it matches the common lucent/orinoco
# card.
#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
  wireless_mode managed
  wireless_nick nick
  wireless_essid essid
  wireless_enc on
  wlan_ng_hostwep true
  wlan_ng_default_key_id 0
  wlan_ng_authtype opensystem
  wlan_ng_key0 01:02:03:04:05:06:07:08:09:0A:0B:0C:0D
  wlan_ng_key1 11:12:13:14:15:16:17:18:19:1A:1B:1C:1D
  wlan_ng_key2 21:22:23:24:25:26:27:28:29:2A:2B:2C:2D
  wlan_ng_key3 31:32:33:34:35:36:37:38:39:3A:3B:3C:3D

Cheers   Wolfgang

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
Architecture: i386
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

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