RE: WPA and madwifi

hi darren...

i'm trying to figure out the exact steps needed to get a wireless card ro
work in my dell inspiron laptop.

if someone could tell me what/which card i need to get, and then provide
exact/detailed steps on exactly what i need to do, i'd really appreciate

i can pretty much get any card i need as long as it comes from fry's /best
buy/compusa/etc... i'd prefer to not have to really recompile the RHEL 4



-----Original Message-----
From: networkmanager-list-bounces gnome org
[mailto:networkmanager-list-bounces gnome org]On Behalf Of Darren Albers
Sent: Sunday, February 19, 2006 5:46 PM
To: networkmanager-list gnome org
Subject: Re: WPA and madwifi

Dan posted this recently:
Patch the driver to support range->enc_capa like has been done for
ipw2200 and ipw2100.


--- ./net80211/ieee80211_wireless.c.enccapa     2006-01-24
09:45:12.000000000 -0500
+++ ./net80211/ieee80211_wireless.c     2006-01-24 09:46:16.000000000 -0500
@@ -976,6 +976,9 @@
       range->min_frag = 256;
       range->max_frag = 2346;

+       range->enc_capa = IW_ENC_CAPA_WPA | IW_ENC_CAPA_WPA2 |
       return 0;
I made that change and now NetworkManager knows that the card supports
WPA but it doesn't seem to work.

I think this is a Madwifi issue, it works fine with my Intel 2200 card
with the latest driver...  I think we are just out of luck until the
Madwifi team gets things worked out with interaction with

On 2/19/06, Chris Adams <cmadams hiwaay net> wrote:
> I've looked through the list archives, but I'm not quite sure what I'm
> supposed to do to get these two working together.  I'm using the latest
> Fedora rawhide NetworkManager with the latest madwifi-ng.  If I try to
> connect to a WPA network (Linksys WRT54G set for WPA2 and TKIP+AES),
> nm-applet tells me:
>   Error connecting to wireless network
>   The requested wireless network requires security capabilities
>   unsupported by your hardware.
> I couldn't tell for sure: am I supposed to start wpa_supplicant myself
> or does NetworkManager do it?
> I can successfully disable NetworkManager, manually configure
> wpa_supplicant, and bring up the interface, so I do know that madwifi-ng
> and wpa_supplicant are working.
> Am I doing something wrong, or is it not quite working?  If it isn't
> working, what can I do to help get it working?
> --
> Chris Adams <cmadams hiwaay net>
> Systems and Network Administrator - HiWAAY Internet Services
> I don't speak for anybody but myself - that's enough trouble.
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