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Old 01-08-2009, 04:32 PM
Adalbert Prokop
 
Default Need help with WLAN on Eee PC 1000H

Hello!

I need your help with my WLAN on a Asus Eee PC 1000H. It has a Ralink
WiFi card

--- 8< --- 8< --- 8< --- 8< --- 8< --- 8< ---
01:00.0 Network controller [0280]: RaLink Device [1814:0781]
Subsystem: RaLink Device [1814:2790]
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 19
Memory at fbef0000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: rt2860
Kernel modules: rt2860sta
--- 8< --- 8< --- 8< --- 8< --- 8< --- 8< ---

Then I configured the rpmfusion repository and installed the rt2860
package. There was a small caveat - I had to do "iwpriv ra0 radio_on" in
order to do anything related with WLAN, but afterward scanning was
possible. But I can't connect my AP using Network Manager. Basically I
see those two lines in wpa_supplicant.log

Trying to associate with 00:18:f3:85:6a:31 (SSID='memphis' freq=2437 MHz)
Authentication with 00:00:00:00:00:00 timed out.

NM keeps asking me for a password, but my input is definitely correct.

So I thought NM messes things up (as was my experience with my old
notebook) and I tried to get WLAN running using iwconfig +
wpa_supplicant configuration directly. Here is my wpa_supplicant.conf I
used.

--- 8< --- 8< --- 8< --- 8< --- 8< --- 8< ---
ctrl_interface=/var/run/wpa_supplicant
ctrl_interface_group=wheel

network={
ssid="memphis"
scan_ssid=1
psk="myverysecretpassword"
}
--- 8< --- 8< --- 8< --- 8< --- 8< --- 8< ---

But it did not work either, the Eee PC still could not connect to the AP.

The only way I can establish a WLAN connection is to compile the rt2860
driver from the Ralink homepage
(http://www.ralinktech.com/ralink/Home/Support/Linux.html) without any
patches and configure it *only* for wpa_supplicant support, not NM
support! Then and only then I can connect to my AP using WPA *but* I
have to use iwpriv command to set the encryption password! (iwpriv set
WPA=secret)

I've ran out of ideas what else to try. Do you see a point I'm obviously
missing? I've search the net, but it seems to work for everybody else,
contradicting my experience.

Any help would be *very* appreciated.

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Old 01-12-2009, 08:01 PM
Adalbert Prokop
 
Default Need help with WLAN on Eee PC 1000H

Hello!

Last week I wrote to the fedora-laptop list, bo nobody there was able to
help me. I need your help with my WLAN on a Asus Eee PC 1000H. It has a
Ralink WiFi card

--- 8< --- 8< --- 8< --- 8< --- 8< --- 8< ---
01:00.0 Network controller [0280]: RaLink Device [1814:0781]
********Subsystem: RaLink Device [1814:2790]
********Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 19
********Memory at fbef0000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
********Capabilities: <access denied>
********Kernel driver in use: rt2860
********Kernel modules: rt2860sta
--- 8< --- 8< --- 8< --- 8< --- 8< --- 8< ---

I configured the rpmfusion repository and installed the rt2860
package. There was a small caveat - I had to do "iwpriv ra0 radio_on" in
order to do anything related with WLAN, but afterward scanning was
possible. But I can't connect my AP using Network Manager. Basically I
see those two lines in wpa_supplicant.log

Trying to associate with 00:18:f3:85:6a:31 (SSID='memphis' freq=2437 MHz)
Authentication with 00:00:00:00:00:00 timed out.

NM keeps asking me for a password, but my input is definitely correct.

So I thought NM messes things up (as was my experience with my old
notebook) and I tried to get WLAN running using iwconfig +
wpa_supplicant configuration directly. Here is my wpa_supplicant.conf I
used.

--- 8< --- 8< --- 8< --- 8< --- 8< --- 8< ---
ctrl_interface=/var/run/wpa_supplicant
ctrl_interface_group=wheel

network={
* * * * ssid="memphis"
* * * * scan_ssid=1
* * * * psk="myverysecretpassword"
}
--- 8< --- 8< --- 8< --- 8< --- 8< --- 8< ---

But it did not work either, the Eee PC still could not connect to the AP.

The only way I can establish a WLAN connection is to compile the rt2860
driver from the Ralink homepage
(http://www.ralinktech.com/ralink/Home/Support/Linux.html) without any
patches and configure it *only* for wpa_supplicant support, not NM
support! Then and only then I can connect to my AP using WPA *but* I
have to use iwpriv command to set the encryption password! (iwpriv set
WPA=secret)

Did you succeed in using WLAN with F10 on Eee PC 1000H and if yes - how
did you do it? Do you have an idea how to convince Ralink's chip to
behave "normally"?
I've ran out of ideas what else to try. Do you see a point I'm obviously
missing? I've search the net, but it seems to work for everybody else,
contradicting my experience.

Any help is *very* appreciated.

--
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Old 01-12-2009, 11:44 PM
fred smith
 
Default Need help with WLAN on Eee PC 1000H

On Mon, Jan 12, 2009 at 10:01:39PM +0100, Adalbert Prokop wrote:
> Hello!
>
> Last week I wrote to the fedora-laptop list, bo nobody there was able to
> help me. I need your help with my WLAN on a Asus Eee PC 1000H. It has a
> Ralink WiFi card
>
> --- 8< --- 8< --- 8< --- 8< --- 8< --- 8< ---
> 01:00.0 Network controller [0280]: RaLink Device [1814:0781]
> ********Subsystem: RaLink Device [1814:2790]
> ********Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 19
> ********Memory at fbef0000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
> ********Capabilities: <access denied>
> ********Kernel driver in use: rt2860
> ********Kernel modules: rt2860sta
> --- 8< --- 8< --- 8< --- 8< --- 8< --- 8< ---
>
> I configured the rpmfusion repository and installed the rt2860
> package. There was a small caveat - I had to do "iwpriv ra0 radio_on" in
> order to do anything related with WLAN, but afterward scanning was

On my eeepc 901 (also using the ralink chipset) I had to do none of that.
I installed the kmod package of the rt2860 driver (I've since learned
that the akmod package may have been a better choice), and NM came up
and I connected. as simple as that.

> possible. But I can't connect my AP using Network Manager. Basically I
> see those two lines in wpa_supplicant.log
>
> Trying to associate with 00:18:f3:85:6a:31 (SSID='memphis' freq=2437 MHz)
> Authentication with 00:00:00:00:00:00 timed out.
>
> NM keeps asking me for a password, but my input is definitely correct.
>
> So I thought NM messes things up (as was my experience with my old
> notebook) and I tried to get WLAN running using iwconfig +
> wpa_supplicant configuration directly. Here is my wpa_supplicant.conf I
> used.
>
> --- 8< --- 8< --- 8< --- 8< --- 8< --- 8< ---
> ctrl_interface=/var/run/wpa_supplicant
> ctrl_interface_group=wheel
>
> network={
> * * * * ssid="memphis"
> * * * * scan_ssid=1
> * * * * psk="myverysecretpassword"
> }
> --- 8< --- 8< --- 8< --- 8< --- 8< --- 8< ---
>
> But it did not work either, the Eee PC still could not connect to the AP.
>
> The only way I can establish a WLAN connection is to compile the rt2860
> driver from the Ralink homepage
> (http://www.ralinktech.com/ralink/Home/Support/Linux.html) without any
> patches and configure it *only* for wpa_supplicant support, not NM
> support! Then and only then I can connect to my AP using WPA *but* I
> have to use iwpriv command to set the encryption password! (iwpriv set
> WPA=secret)
>
> Did you succeed in using WLAN with F10 on Eee PC 1000H and if yes - how
> did you do it? Do you have an idea how to convince Ralink's chip to
> behave "normally"?
> I've ran out of ideas what else to try. Do you see a point I'm obviously
> missing? I've search the net, but it seems to work for everybody else,
> contradicting my experience.

Before I blew away the xandros-drived Linux that came on the 901 I had
a lot of trouble getting wireless to work. One of the things I had to do
to get it working is tweak a few settings on my wireless router. Have you
tried (temporarily) relaxing some security features to see if you can get
it going?

There has also been some discussion of similar issues on the fedora forums.
there's a topic on putting F10 on eeepc 901 and 1000 that has discussed
a number of things, including wireless issues, that you may wish to
check out.

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glorious presence without fault and with great joy--to the only God our Savior
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all ages, now and forevermore! Amen."
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Old 01-13-2009, 04:12 PM
Albert Graham
 
Default Need help with WLAN on Eee PC 1000H

Hi Adalbert,

I have two of these EeePC 1000h, and WPA2 is not supported by the
default Linux OS installed,


I installed Fedora 10 via PXE boot (using a network cable) slooowwww..
but it worked out of the box.


I installed KDE only - which looks great cos the black theme matches the
black version of this machine so well - oops getting off track.


I then downloaded and compiled the
2008_0918_RT2860_Linux_STA_v1.8.0.0.tar.bz2 as per this thread:


http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=199434 (details you need
at listed below).


However, I'm using the newer version 1.8 (and there may be a newer one
since, have not checked), I cannot remeber if it patched
(sta_ioctl.patch) cleanly or not or even if you need the patch in the
newer version, anyhow, reboot and it should work when you login.


TIP: If you have a USB Stick (mine was 1GB) unzip and compile the
drivers directly on that or better still, compile it on an NFS mount cos
the SDD disk is really slow (this does not effect the everyday
performance).


Also, don't mess with wpa_supplicant and what not (i.e chkconfig etc) ,
just let NetworkManager do it's stuff.


WPA2 works perfectly using this (and the network is very reliable).

I also installed a PAM module that automatically logged on to the
wireless when I log in (cos having to type in the Key Manager password
every time I login was just plain annoying).


(What would be nice is if it would connect via Wireless when in init 3
(like the cable) and use that connection for each user - and I think
that's on the cards for NetworkManager in the future).


INSTRUCTIONS FROM LINK ABOVE:

1. To be able to compile the driver we need a few extra packages. In the
terminal (as root), type

Code:

yum install gcc kernel-devel kernel-headers

2. Obtain the latest Ralink driver here (1.7.0.0 at the time of writing
this post)

3. Unzip the driver to a directory.
4. Open the directory, and go to
2008_0708_RT2860_Linux_STA_v1.7.0.0/os/linux/rt_main_dev.c
5. Look up "dev->nd_net" and replace it with "dev_net(dev)", then save
the file and close it (thanx

toCiaran McCreesh’s Blag for this tip).
6. Open 2008_0708_RT2860_Linux_STA_v1.7.0.0/os/linux/config.mk and
change "HAS_WPA_SUPPLICANT" and

"HAS_NATIVE_WPA_SUPPLICANT_SUPPORT" to "y".
7. Download hdp's patch, and copy it to
2008_0708_RT2860_Linux_STA_v1.7.0.0/os/linux
8. Open a terminal, cd to 2008_0708_RT2860_Linux_STA_v1.7.0.0/os/linux
and type "patch sta_ioctl.c

sta_ioctl.patch"
9. From the terminal cd to 2008_0708_RT2860_Linux_STA_v1.7.0.0 and type
"make", it should finish without

any errors.
10. Type "make install", then when finished, exit the terminal.
11. If you restart the Eee PC and enable the wireless from the BIOS, it
should be recognized without

problems.


Best of luck.

Albert.




Adalbert Prokop wrote:

Hello!

Last week I wrote to the fedora-laptop list, bo nobody there was able to
help me. I need your help with my WLAN on a Asus Eee PC 1000H. It has a
Ralink WiFi card


--- 8< --- 8< --- 8< --- 8< --- 8< --- 8< ---
01:00.0 Network controller [0280]: RaLink Device [1814:0781]
Subsystem: RaLink Device [1814:2790]
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 19
Memory at fbef0000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: rt2860
Kernel modules: rt2860sta
--- 8< --- 8< --- 8< --- 8< --- 8< --- 8< ---

I configured the rpmfusion repository and installed the rt2860
package. There was a small caveat - I had to do "iwpriv ra0 radio_on" in
order to do anything related with WLAN, but afterward scanning was
possible. But I can't connect my AP using Network Manager. Basically I
see those two lines in wpa_supplicant.log

Trying to associate with 00:18:f3:85:6a:31 (SSID='memphis' freq=2437 MHz)
Authentication with 00:00:00:00:00:00 timed out.

NM keeps asking me for a password, but my input is definitely correct.

So I thought NM messes things up (as was my experience with my old
notebook) and I tried to get WLAN running using iwconfig +
wpa_supplicant configuration directly. Here is my wpa_supplicant.conf I
used.

--- 8< --- 8< --- 8< --- 8< --- 8< --- 8< ---
ctrl_interface=/var/run/wpa_supplicant
ctrl_interface_group=wheel

network={
ssid="memphis"
scan_ssid=1
psk="myverysecretpassword"
}
--- 8< --- 8< --- 8< --- 8< --- 8< --- 8< ---

But it did not work either, the Eee PC still could not connect to the AP.

The only way I can establish a WLAN connection is to compile the rt2860
driver from the Ralink homepage
(http://www.ralinktech.com/ralink/Home/Support/Linux.html) without any
patches and configure it *only* for wpa_supplicant support, not NM
support! Then and only then I can connect to my AP using WPA *but* I
have to use iwpriv command to set the encryption password! (iwpriv set
WPA=secret)

Did you succeed in using WLAN with F10 on Eee PC 1000H and if yes - how
did you do it? Do you have an idea how to convince Ralink's chip to
behave "normally"?

I've ran out of ideas what else to try. Do you see a point I'm obviously
missing? I've search the net, but it seems to work for everybody else,
contradicting my experience.

Any help is *very* appreciated.




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Old 01-13-2009, 10:55 PM
fred smith
 
Default Need help with WLAN on Eee PC 1000H

On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 05:12:14PM +0000, Albert Graham wrote:
> Hi Adalbert,
>
> I have two of these EeePC 1000h, and WPA2 is not supported by the
> default Linux OS installed,

Well, it certainly IS on a eeepc 901. Or would be if the default
rt2860 drivers on the 901 linux worked. Many of us couldn't get it
to work. Luckily "onlyconnect" on the eeepc forums had done a lot of
the skull sweat and compiled drivers that did work. I have no idea if
Asus has ever issued fixes for the wireless problem, as I've moved on
to F10 on my eeepc.

And there's no need to compile it for f10 either. Just add the
RPM FUsion free and nonfree repositories then use "add/remove software"
to add the kmod or akmod packages for the rt2860 driver. Voila.

>
> I installed Fedora 10 via PXE boot (using a network cable) slooowwww..
> but it worked out of the box.
>
> I installed KDE only - which looks great cos the black theme matches the
> black version of this machine so well - oops getting off track.
>
> I then downloaded and compiled the
> 2008_0918_RT2860_Linux_STA_v1.8.0.0.tar.bz2 as per this thread:
>
> http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=199434 (details you need
> at listed below).
>
> However, I'm using the newer version 1.8 (and there may be a newer one
> since, have not checked), I cannot remeber if it patched
> (sta_ioctl.patch) cleanly or not or even if you need the patch in the
> newer version, anyhow, reboot and it should work when you login.
>
> TIP: If you have a USB Stick (mine was 1GB) unzip and compile the
> drivers directly on that or better still, compile it on an NFS mount cos
> the SDD disk is really slow (this does not effect the everyday
> performance).
>
> Also, don't mess with wpa_supplicant and what not (i.e chkconfig etc) ,
> just let NetworkManager do it's stuff.
>
> WPA2 works perfectly using this (and the network is very reliable).
>
> I also installed a PAM module that automatically logged on to the
> wireless when I log in (cos having to type in the Key Manager password
> every time I login was just plain annoying).
>
> (What would be nice is if it would connect via Wireless when in init 3
> (like the cable) and use that connection for each user - and I think
> that's on the cards for NetworkManager in the future).
>
> INSTRUCTIONS FROM LINK ABOVE:
>
> 1. To be able to compile the driver we need a few extra packages. In the
> terminal (as root), type
> Code:
>
> yum install gcc kernel-devel kernel-headers
>
> 2. Obtain the latest Ralink driver here (1.7.0.0 at the time of writing
> this post)
> 3. Unzip the driver to a directory.
> 4. Open the directory, and go to
> 2008_0708_RT2860_Linux_STA_v1.7.0.0/os/linux/rt_main_dev.c
> 5. Look up "dev->nd_net" and replace it with "dev_net(dev)", then save
> the file and close it (thanx
> toCiaran McCreesh’s Blag for this tip).
> 6. Open 2008_0708_RT2860_Linux_STA_v1.7.0.0/os/linux/config.mk and
> change "HAS_WPA_SUPPLICANT" and
> "HAS_NATIVE_WPA_SUPPLICANT_SUPPORT" to "y".
> 7. Download hdp's patch, and copy it to
> 2008_0708_RT2860_Linux_STA_v1.7.0.0/os/linux
> 8. Open a terminal, cd to 2008_0708_RT2860_Linux_STA_v1.7.0.0/os/linux
> and type "patch sta_ioctl.c
> sta_ioctl.patch"
> 9. From the terminal cd to 2008_0708_RT2860_Linux_STA_v1.7.0.0 and type
> "make", it should finish without
> any errors.
> 10. Type "make install", then when finished, exit the terminal.
> 11. If you restart the Eee PC and enable the wireless from the BIOS, it
> should be recognized without
> problems.
>
>
> Best of luck.
>
> Albert.
>
>
>
>
> Adalbert Prokop wrote:
> >Hello!
> >
> >Last week I wrote to the fedora-laptop list, bo nobody there was able to
> >help me. I need your help with my WLAN on a Asus Eee PC 1000H. It has a
> >Ralink WiFi card
> >
> >--- 8< --- 8< --- 8< --- 8< --- 8< --- 8< ---
> >01:00.0 Network controller [0280]: RaLink Device [1814:0781]
> > Subsystem: RaLink Device [1814:2790]
> > Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 19
> > Memory at fbef0000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
> > Capabilities: <access denied>
> > Kernel driver in use: rt2860
> > Kernel modules: rt2860sta
> >--- 8< --- 8< --- 8< --- 8< --- 8< --- 8< ---
> >
> >I configured the rpmfusion repository and installed the rt2860
> >package. There was a small caveat - I had to do "iwpriv ra0 radio_on" in
> >order to do anything related with WLAN, but afterward scanning was
> >possible. But I can't connect my AP using Network Manager. Basically I
> >see those two lines in wpa_supplicant.log
> >
> >Trying to associate with 00:18:f3:85:6a:31 (SSID='memphis' freq=2437 MHz)
> >Authentication with 00:00:00:00:00:00 timed out.
> >
> >NM keeps asking me for a password, but my input is definitely correct.
> >
> >So I thought NM messes things up (as was my experience with my old
> >notebook) and I tried to get WLAN running using iwconfig +
> >wpa_supplicant configuration directly. Here is my wpa_supplicant.conf I
> >used.
> >
> >--- 8< --- 8< --- 8< --- 8< --- 8< --- 8< ---
> >ctrl_interface=/var/run/wpa_supplicant
> >ctrl_interface_group=wheel
> >
> >network={
> > ssid="memphis"
> > scan_ssid=1
> > psk="myverysecretpassword"
> >}
> >--- 8< --- 8< --- 8< --- 8< --- 8< --- 8< ---
> >
> >But it did not work either, the Eee PC still could not connect to the AP.
> >
> >The only way I can establish a WLAN connection is to compile the rt2860
> >driver from the Ralink homepage
> >(http://www.ralinktech.com/ralink/Home/Support/Linux.html) without any
> >patches and configure it *only* for wpa_supplicant support, not NM
> >support! Then and only then I can connect to my AP using WPA *but* I
> >have to use iwpriv command to set the encryption password! (iwpriv set
> >WPA=secret)
> >
> >Did you succeed in using WLAN with F10 on Eee PC 1000H and if yes - how
> >did you do it? Do you have an idea how to convince Ralink's chip to
> >behave "normally"?
> >I've ran out of ideas what else to try. Do you see a point I'm obviously
> >missing? I've search the net, but it seems to work for everybody else,
> >contradicting my experience.
> >
> >Any help is *very* appreciated.
> >
> >
>
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Old 01-15-2009, 08:13 PM
Adalbert Prokop
 
Default Need help with WLAN on Eee PC 1000H

fred smith schrieb:

Hello!

> And there's no need to compile it for f10 either. Just add the
> RPM FUsion free and nonfree repositories then use "add/remove software"
> to add the kmod or akmod packages for the rt2860 driver. Voila.

Well, my experience say otherwise... Voilà is not true. I just installed
the akmod-rt2860 driver and restored the virgin wpa_supplicant.conf to
please NM. But still no progress in this matter.

>> http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=199434

If this procedure does not succeed the next thing I will try is to
backup F10 and restore the original WinXP. Then I'll connect to my AP
and pull the battery. I suspect the Windows driver to leave the chipset
in a dorment state. It's only a wild guess but I have no other idea.

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Old 01-16-2009, 02:30 PM
Jim
 
Default Need help with WLAN on Eee PC 1000H

Adalbert Prokop wrote:

fred smith schrieb:

Hello!



And there's no need to compile it for f10 either. Just add the
RPM FUsion free and nonfree repositories then use "add/remove software"
to add the kmod or akmod packages for the rt2860 driver. Voila.



Well, my experience say otherwise... Voilà is not true. I just installed
the akmod-rt2860 driver and restored the virgin wpa_supplicant.conf to
please NM. But still no progress in this matter.



http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=199434



If this procedure does not succeed the next thing I will try is to
backup F10 and restore the original WinXP. Then I'll connect to my AP
and pull the battery. I suspect the Windows driver to leave the chipset
in a dorment state. It's only a wild guess but I have no other idea.


Did FC10 possibly setup a driver for it before you installed the kmod
driver ?
If so that FC10 driver must be blacklisted in /etc/depmod.d/blacklist
file or the kmod driver will conflict with the FC10 driver.


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Old 01-16-2009, 09:00 PM
Adalbert Prokop
 
Default Need help with WLAN on Eee PC 1000H

Jim wrote on Friday 16 January 2009:

Hello!

> Did FC10 possibly setup a driver for it before you installed the kmod
> driver ?

Which driver could F10 possibly setup? There is no rt2860sta module in the
fedora flavored kernel and I suppose no other module is responsible for
the ralink chipset id.

Besides, basically my WLAN works - but the connection procedure is far
from beeing comfortabale or even acceptable. The problems *seems* to lie
not between the driver and the hardware, but between the driver and
userland apps like wpa_supplicant and iwconfig.

What I really would like to know is whether there is any hardware
difference between the XP and Linux version of the Eee 1000H model... Or
my Eee is just jinxed - it would be the most plausible explanation.

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Old 01-25-2009, 08:40 PM
Adalbert Prokop
 
Default Need help with WLAN on Eee PC 1000H

Albert Graham schrieb:

First of all: thank all of you very much for your suggestions. As I
should expect, none of us was completely right or wrong.

Here is what I found out.

> Also, don't mess with wpa_supplicant and what not (i.e chkconfig etc) ,
> just let NetworkManager do it's stuff.

That the point: NM would possibly do its stuff - if it could. But the
great documentation and debugging abilities of NM make finding out
what's going on a real challenge. So I rather stick to wpa_supplicant.
NM uses it anyway.

To make a long story short: both WPA and WPA2 work fine but the key
cipher is important. TKIP works, AES (CCMP) does *not*. Since my AP was
broadcasting both of them wpa_supplicant chose AES and was stuck. Since
I do not know how to tell NM to explicitly use TKIP I have to restrict
my AP to TKIP or give up on NM and use wpa_supplicant directly. This is
not a comforting decision, since WPA/TKIP has been cracked.

http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9119 258&source=rss_news

I would like you to confirm or to disprove my conclusion. Do you
successfully use the Eee 1000H with WPA(2)+AES? Is it possible?

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Old 01-26-2009, 05:57 PM
Adalbert Prokop
 
Default Need help with WLAN on Eee PC 1000H

Adalbert Prokop schrieb:

> To make a long story short: both WPA and WPA2 work fine but the key
> cipher is important. TKIP works, AES (CCMP) does *not*.

Correction: CCMP does not work with both TKIP and CCMP enables. It works
if TKIP is deactivated on the AP. Maybe only my FreeWRT on the router is
fooling around.

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