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ok here is the deal i have a notebook i finally got Slackware installed i am using version 10. 2.4.26 kernel. the wireless card is working only thing i dont ...
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    Wireless Card on my Notebook


    ok here is the deal i have a notebook i finally got Slackware installed i am using version 10. 2.4.26 kernel. the wireless card is working only thing i dont understand is i enrypted my access point. how do i put the key in on my wireless card. i cannot connect to the internet until then. thanks


    btw slackware 10 installed and recognized everything just fine on my notebook it seems i havent checked sound. also i used from the disk the apci precompiled kernel which is what i think made my prism2 card come to life because i believe that precompiled kernel has the wlan stuff selected. just incase any of you install a PCMCIA wireless card most will be identified easily.
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    iwconfig is your friend:
    Code:
    man iwconfig

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    ahh ok i saw on a website that touched on it but it wasnt very descriptive on what it was for thanks
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    I have run into this issue too and wasn't able to get it resolved. I believe it has to do with the bit encryption. Something like if you have a 128 encryption on the wap then you need a G card and a b wont work. (just a Theory.) I posted the same problem earlier and we couldn't figure it out. I edited the file in /etc/rc.d/rc.wireless.conf. I put the encryption code in there but it didn't work so my correction was to filter mac addresses. That works great and I would be able to see if anybody connected, but so far no one has been able to beet the Mac filter.

    Good Luck

    If you do keep going on it and figure it out let us know, but if you decide not to then do the mac filtering it works for me.

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    To set the key using iwconfig, use

    Code:
    iwconfig wlan0 key 1234567890
    Where wlan0 is your card. On mine, it's just eth0.
    I've had issues using 128 bit encryption and I'm not quite sure why. 64 bit works great, though so I stick with it.

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    i just want some encryption so i dont get war driven. i had a strange pc on my access point one night when i was going thru the dhcp address list and found an IP that wasnt from me.
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    Ya but MACS are Unique and if you set filtering on to only allow the mac addresses you allow that should be more than good enough.

    *Jeremy - I couldn't get the 128 to work at all have you been able too. I can only get the 64 to work with a B card too.

    I think 128 works with G
    I think 64 works with b

    Just a theory though.

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    Could be, but I have a g card and couldn't get 128 bit working.

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    I have a b card and couldn't get 128 working either. 128 is so encrypted we can't even get to it with legit cards hehe
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    Quote Originally Posted by adrenaline
    Ya but MACS are Unique and if you set filtering on to only allow the mac addresses you allow that should be more than good enough.

    *Jeremy - I couldn't get the 128 to work at all have you been able too. I can only get the 64 to work with a B card too.

    I think 128 works with G
    I think 64 works with b

    Just a theory though.

    Mike
    i have a b card and i may try only allowing certain mac addresses thru i will try to see if my AP is advanced enough to limit MACs of my choosing. I am using a SMC card and access point
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