Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 143942
Cannot join wireless network with shared WEP key; orinoco_cs driver
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:14:33 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
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).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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.