[TriLUG] WEP, Debian, and me again
rvestal at trilug.org
Tue Jun 15 23:05:24 EDT 2004
Wanted to say thanks for all the help. I've tried everything suggested
here, #debian, howtos, and google's and I cannot get the debian box to
work, so I'm putting FC back on it.
I guess I'll try debian again in 6 months. Hopefully the documentation
will have matured beyond what it is.
On Mon, 2004-06-14 at 21:41, Nathan Conrad wrote:
> The configuration is a bit of a mess in Debian. I think that the
> proper place to put the password is somewhere in
> /etc/pcmcia/wireless.opts, but it is quite confusing. I think that
> your modification of /etc/network/interfaces must be done too.
> On Mon, Jun 14, 2004 at 10:49:12AM -0400, Sam Kalat wrote:
> > I had a bit of pain getting my wireless card (Dell TrueMobile 1150) to work
> > under Debian after relying on 'neat' in RedHat. My memory is a bit fuzzy but
> > I think this is what it took:
> > in /etc/network/interfaces, setup to use DHCP:
> > iface eth1 inet dhcp
> > in /etc/modules.conf, the module I use (previously was modprobing it every
> > time I used the card):
> > alias eth1 orinoco_cs
> > At a loss for where else to put it, I made a small script to call (well, with
> > an actual key and SSID):
> > #!/bin/sh
> > iwconfig eth1 key 0000000000000000000000000
> > iwconfig eth1 essid "MySSID"
> > I run that and do 'ifup eth1' and it works. I bet there is a more elegant and
> > approved method, but I didn't know where to look for one. Does that help?
> > Sam
> > On Sunday 13 June 2004 09:12 pm, Roy Vestal wrote:
> > > OK, I know I've bugging the crap out of everyone about WEP so I'll do it
> > > again. :P
> > >
> > > Anyway, I have an old Fedora Core laptop that I've installed Debian
> > > Testing, cause I want to learn "the other side". Here's what I did on my
> > > FC laptop (I have more than one) and it got the wireless working:
> > >
> > > iwconfig eth1 essid mynetwork key 12345abcde678fgh
> > > ifconfig eth1 up
> > > dhclient eth1
> > >
> > > I STILL haven't been able to get the Debian box to connect. I get
> > > access point address 44:44:44:44:44:44, which according to the howto's
> > > I've seen this means it can't see my access point. I'm litterally
> > > sitting next to it to make that not a problem.
> > >
> > > I know this laptop with this NIC connects to this access point under
> > > Windows and FC1.
> > >
> > > Thanks for the help guys and gals.
> > > Roy
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