[TriLUG] Wireless Help
15 Sep 2002 11:04:29 -0400
Never mind. Upgrading an out of date wire-tools rpm solved the problem.
On Sat, 2002-09-14 at 16:35, Ken Mink wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> After many hours of frustration, I am coming hat in hand to ask for
> assistance. I have a Cisco Aironet 340 Series card, specifically a
> AIR-PCM342US. I am trying to get it to connect to a D-Link DWL-900AP
> access point. I am running a fairly update RH7.3 on my laptop. I have
> configured the access point for 128bit WEP and put it in shared mode. I
> was able to connect using the Aironet card from Windows, so I know there
> is no hardware problems.
> The question is how to get it to connect under RH. I googled and
> found a doc saying to use 'redhat-config-network'. Well, the version
> with RH7.3 doesn't support Wireless. I downloaded the Rawhide version
> and that led to a quick trip into dependency HELL. I cheated by editting
> 'ifcfg-eth0' manually. I was able to connect with WEP turned off and the
> access point in open mode when I set the AP to those. The ifcfg-eth0
> file that worked is below. I tried putting my key in the KEY field, no
> love. Anyone got the magic recipe?
> P.S. Once this is working, is there an easy way to switch between my
> wired card and the Aironet?
> NAME=3D'My Laptop'
> ESSID=3D'MY REAL ESSID'
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