Enabling WEP for DWL-650 on Debian (Woody)?
Totally new to Linux, I decided to take the plunge. I bought a new hard drive for my Sony VAIO laptop, downloaded the Debian (Woody) CD image, and proceeded to install. Didn't need to recompile any kernels or the such: it seems the DWL-650 was supported by Debian (Woody) out of the box. Way to go, Debian!
Since the net adapter is a PCMCIA card I enabled PCMCIA support when running the Debian setup. My adapter seems to be working: the LED is on when it operates. I believe the more convincing evidence is that when my nearby Windows XP laptop is using the WLAN, the linux console gets absolutely swamped with the following message:
eth0: Undecryptable frame on Rx. Frame Dropped.
My diagnostic of this problem is: the device driver for the pcmcia wireless card is working, but it doesn't have the WEP passwords necessary to talk with the WLAN.
Unfortunately I don't know what other detail to include, but I'm more than willing to add info here as necessary.
So my questions are:
1) seeing as I'm _almost_ there, without having to recompile any kernels or anything, is there a simple configuration setting I'm missing to get WEP to work?
2) No matter what console I log in on my new Linux box, I get the "eth0: ..." message in copious quantities. Can I convince the kernel to just scream on /dev/tty0, so I at least can edit files without the constant barrage of messages?