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Old 07-03-2008, 12:13 AM
fred smith
 
Default laptop wireless--orinoco_cs, can it do WPA?

Hi!

I'm messing about with an old Toshiba Tecra laptop. i've got wireless
working well using NetworkManager and WEP. But I'm interested in finding
out if it is possible to get WPA/TKIP or other WPA variants to work with
that driver.

According to dmesg, boottime diagnostics include:
eth0: Hardware identity 0005:0004:0005:0000
eth0: Station identity 001f:0001:0008:000a
eth0: firmware determined as Lucent/Agere 8.10
...
eth0 Station name "HERMES I"

I've been googling a lot and most of what I see seems to indicate
that there's no WPA support in that hardware, but that it may be
possible to do WPA anyway if the drivers have the right set of patches.
But so far I've not found anything definitive, especially not something
that goes back far enough to be in a modestly old product like Centos 5.2.

but anyway, if anyone knows anything about this I'd appreciate some hints.

Thanks!

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"For him who is able to keep you from falling and to present you before his
glorious presence without fault and with great joy--to the only God our Savior
be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before
all ages, now and forevermore! Amen."
----------------------------- Jude 1:24,25 (niv) -----------------------------
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Old 07-03-2008, 12:20 AM
Robert Moskowitz
 
Default laptop wireless--orinoco_cs, can it do WPA?

fred smith wrote:

Hi!

I'm messing about with an old Toshiba Tecra laptop. i've got wireless
working well using NetworkManager and WEP. But I'm interested in finding
out if it is possible to get WPA/TKIP or other WPA variants to work with
that driver.

Some where I might still have beta XP drivers for TKIP for this card,
but I am pretty sure that they never released them.


Toss the card and get something that is current. PCMCIA cards are
affordable.

According to dmesg, boottime diagnostics include:
eth0: Hardware identity 0005:0004:0005:0000
eth0: Station identity 001f:0001:0008:000a
eth0: firmware determined as Lucent/Agere 8.10
...
eth0 Station name "HERMES I"

I've been googling a lot and most of what I see seems to indicate
that there's no WPA support in that hardware, but that it may be
possible to do WPA anyway if the drivers have the right set of patches.
But so far I've not found anything definitive, especially not something
that goes back far enough to be in a modestly old product like Centos 5.2.

but anyway, if anyone knows anything about this I'd appreciate some hints.

Thanks!


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Old 07-03-2008, 01:37 AM
fred smith
 
Default laptop wireless--orinoco_cs, can it do WPA?

On Wed, Jul 02, 2008 at 08:20:56PM -0400, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
> fred smith wrote:
> >Hi!
> >
> >I'm messing about with an old Toshiba Tecra laptop. i've got wireless
> >working well using NetworkManager and WEP. But I'm interested in finding
> >out if it is possible to get WPA/TKIP or other WPA variants to work with
> >that driver.
> >
> Some where I might still have beta XP drivers for TKIP for this card,
> but I am pretty sure that they never released them.
>
> Toss the card and get something that is current. PCMCIA cards are
> affordable.

May be the best thing to do, but it's not even my computer (employer
owns it) so I'm not sure I wanna spend money fixing up their machine.
Also it's built-in wireless, not a card.

Thinking of looking hard at a eeepc 901 when they come out, or something
similar.

> >According to dmesg, boottime diagnostics include:
> >eth0: Hardware identity 0005:0004:0005:0000
> >eth0: Station identity 001f:0001:0008:000a
> >eth0: firmware determined as Lucent/Agere 8.10
> >...
> >eth0 Station name "HERMES I"
> >
> >I've been googling a lot and most of what I see seems to indicate
> >that there's no WPA support in that hardware, but that it may be
> >possible to do WPA anyway if the drivers have the right set of patches.
> >But so far I've not found anything definitive, especially not something
> >that goes back far enough to be in a modestly old product like Centos 5.2.
> >
> >but anyway, if anyone knows anything about this I'd appreciate some hints.
> >
> >Thanks!
>
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