REPOST: Wireless encryption that works on both Windows and FC3
Erik P. Olsen
erik at epo.dk
Mon Jan 9 20:46:52 UTC 2006
On Mon, 2006-01-09 at 12:15 -0800, Josh Coffman wrote:
> --- Tarek Aly <tarekmnabil at gmail.com> wrote:
> > ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> > From: Tarek Aly <tarekmnabil at gmail.com>
> > Date: Jan 3, 2006 6:49 PM
> > Subject: Wireless encryption that works on both
> > Windows and FC3
> > To: fedora-list at redhat.com
> > Hi everyone,
> > I'm a complete newbie and I've been trying to get my
> > wireless network up and
> > running on FC3 (after I gave up on FC4 I had to
> > downgrade).
> > I reached the point where I could connect to my AP
> > when encryption is
> > disabled. When enabling encryption, the only way I
> > can connect is when I use
> > a 64 bit key (WEP 64) (I have to mention here that
> > I'm surprised there's no
> > way from the GUI to specify the encryption mode).
> > Now my problem is, Windows only allows, AFAIK,
> > another encryption mode which
> > uses ASCII keys and does not have the 64 bit key
> > scheme as an option.
> > So, currently, whenever I switch from Windows to
> > Linux, I have to connect
> > through a network cable to my AP to re-configure
> > encryption. Is there a way
> > around this problem?
> > Every help is appreciated.
> I've got wep-128 working under fc4 using ndiswrapper
> on my laptop. I have a windows partition on the same
> laptop which also has no problems with the same
> wep-128 configuration.
> What sort of change do you have to make on the AP to
> get it to work? It also might help to know what
> hardware is involved.
> I don't know about FC3, but NetworkManager is a nice
> applet if your runnning gnome.
Consider WPA encryption, see: http://www.nmrc.org/~inertia/fedora-wpa/
Erik P. Olsen
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