Subject: Re: problems with wi
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.org>
From: David Young <email@example.com>
Date: 01/17/2004 15:08:59
On Sat, Jan 17, 2004 at 02:59:10PM -0600, Emre Yildirim wrote:
> I'm trying to get wireless working at my house. At work we have a AirPort that runs
> dhcp, and doing dhclient wi0 works like a charm. I get an IP address and I can
> browse the 'net.
> But at home things are a bit different. I use WEP and no dhcp, so I pretty much
> have to set the IP manually. Thus far everything I've tried failed. First I
> thought I was using the wrong channel, so I tried "chan 1, chan 2 etc." None of
> those options helped. Then I thought I might be doing something wrong with the WEP
> key, so I changed it to lower case and then uppercase again, didn't help. I've ran
> out of things to try. The gateway is correct, and the NIC seems to be 'up,' but
> there is no activity. The WAP's green lights blink 3-4 times when I up the wireless
> card on the laptop. After that there is no more activity. Doing tcpdump -i wi0
> doesn't show any traffic either.
> Another laptop running XP, using the same network key and gateway is working fine.
> Does anyone know what I could be doing wrong?
> Here's some information:
> inet 192.168.88.139 netmask 255.255.255.0 nwkey 822FFFB8FF
You have set a 104-bit ASCII key, here. Perhaps you meant to set
a 40-bit hexadecimal key with 0x822FFFB8FF?
You should see more wireless activity if you run
`tcpdump -ne -D ieee802_11 -i wi0'.
David Young OJC Technologies
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