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    not getting an IP with intersil Prism2 on fedora

    Okay I am using Fedora Core 3 with an intersil prism2 based wifi card.

    It recognizes it fine but it starts it out in inactive mode. I am using kwifi to set the configuration up and putting in my Essid and checking to use cryptogray and putting in my Wep key, but when I try to apply it, it says that it finds the WAP but it says WEP is off and no IP is given. Please help, thanks for any help
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    if the card works (green lights light up and stays on and the activity light flickers) then you might try the command line tools. On Gentoo with a netgear wg511, I have a script something like this:

    ifconfig eth1 down
    iwconfig eth1 essid SSID
    iwconfig eth1 chan 1
    <...blah blah settings blah>
    ifconfig eth1 up
    dchpcd eth1

    I tried changeing the config files in /etc/conf.d and /etc/wlan but I still end up associated to an open AP that someone else is running (which doesn't connect to anything or it wouldn't be so noticable). I can only bang my head against a wall for so long before I do things the hard way, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noone
    if the card works (green lights light up and stays on and the activity light flickers) then you might try the command line tools. On Gentoo with a netgear wg511, I have a script something like this:

    ifconfig eth1 down
    iwconfig eth1 essid SSID
    iwconfig eth1 chan 1
    <...blah blah settings blah>
    ifconfig eth1 up
    dchpcd eth1

    I tried changeing the config files in /etc/conf.d and /etc/wlan but I still end up associated to an open AP that someone else is running (which doesn't connect to anything or it wouldn't be so noticable). I can only bang my head against a wall for so long before I do things the hard way, though.
    I tried using the autoconfigure in KDE kwifi manager. It keeps the SSID name and the driver for the card, but not the wep keys. Everytime i reboot it loses it. So everytime I have to open up a console window and type in
    iwconfig eth1 enc (wep keys)
    and then I have to activate eth1.

    It gets frustrating. Trying to figure out a way that it will bring that up automatically.
    Its all fun and games until someone loses an eye, then its just fun in the dark.

    3 out of 2 people can't count.

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