Bug 143942 - Cannot join wireless network with shared WEP key; orinoco_cs driver
Cannot join wireless network with shared WEP key; orinoco_cs driver
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Dave Jones
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2005-01-01 20:46 EST by Kevin R. Page
Modified: 2015-01-04 17:14 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-01-01 20:47:15 EST
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Description Kevin R. Page 2005-01-01 20:46:31 EST
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Description of problem:
I'm unable to join an 802.11b wireless network which is setup with a
WEP key in shared (vs. open) mode using the orinoco_cs driver.

"restricted\ 12345678" is set as the key through
system-config-network, but the PC is still not admitted to the
network; tweaking settings with iwconfig doesn't have any effect.

In this case it's a Dell Truemobile 1150 mini-PCI card (which is a
re-badged orinoco card) in an IBM X31 Thinkpad.

iwconfig reports that it cannot find the access point (access point is
reported as 44:44:44:44:44:44

The problem seems to be in the orinoco kernel drivers; details can be
found in these posts to the orinoco lists:

Downloading, compiling, and installing version 0.15rc2 of the orinoco
drivers from:
seems to fix the problem.

These have not yet been merged into the mainline kernel, it would
appear (looks like v0.13d is in the current fedora kernel).

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set wireless card to join a WEP encrypted network with a shared key
2. Bring wireless device up

Actual Results:  PC is unable to join wireless network; it seems as
though it cannot find the access point.

Expected Results:  PC should join the wirless network.

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