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Re: Orinoco Gold and iwconfig

I actually did have it working w/o encryption (another reason I'm sure the key 
is the problem and not the dhcp server on the AP, etc. . .).

I noticed the man page for iwconfig gives an example of the key in the format:


Is there a limit to the key length in iwconfig, either for ASCII keys or just 
in general?  I wonder if it would make things easier to input the key in hex. 
. .

On Saturday 24 August 2002 08:22, you wrote:
> I have had a bear (read I haven't) getting this card to work at all
> under everything up to 2.4.18 -- I even tried running with a
> 2.4.19-pre17 kernel, but then iwconfig complained about module
> versioning ...
> I haven't had the urge to futz with it again since 2.4.19 came out ....
> like you though I know the card, machine and router are fine .. the
> exact combo worked just ducky under FreeBSD and the router has a couple
> win clients talking to it as well ...
> I guess I'd say make sure you're current on everything and then try to
> get it working without encryption first, then add it in (I fully
> appreciate that may be hard since you have other nodes and things to
> consider, but maybe when things are slow)
> On Fri, Aug 23, 2002 at 04:20:54PM -0400, Aaron Peters wrote:
> > Does anyone know if there is a trick to entering encryption keys using
> > iwconfig?  The key at my office is 13-digit text (actually all digits,
> > 0-9), which the directions for the BG-2000 access point indicate means
> > 128-bit encryption.  However, try as I might, I have not been able to
> > connect with this key.  I know there is nothing wrong with the card,
> > access point, or key because they work in Win98.  Naturally I don't want
> > to be stuck with M$. I've tried the following:
> >
> > iwconfig eth0 key s:<13-digit key> [1]
> > iwconfig eth0 key [1]
> > iwconfig eth0 key on
> >
> > TIA for any advice,
> >
> > Aaron
> >
> >
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