Topic: Netgear MA401
started by: GbMax78
Posted by GbMax78 on Sep. 01 2008,22:21I have a pcmcia Netgear MA401, i have read < http://damnsmalllinux.org/wiki...._Box.22 > and I have see my card on Cards That Work "Out of the Box".
Now i haven't understand what is the right way to configure the card...
On a Debian I have an old d-link (DWL-G650+) and I use ndiswrapper with Knetwork manager...
Posted by roberts on Sep. 02 2008,03:46The ma401 has had many chipsets over various versions.
I would check to see if it recognized out of the box by doing an iwconfig command. If you see no wireless extenions then you will need to see which chipset you have. Otherwise you can use the iwconfig gui to configure the card. Note that WEP key is entered as colon separated pairs.
Posted by GbMax78 on Sep. 06 2008,07:14root@box:~# iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.
eth0 no wireless extensions.
eth1 IEEE 802.11-DS ESSID:"" Nickname:"Prism I"
Mode:Managed Access Point: 44:44:44:44:44:44 Bit
Tx-Power=15 dBm Sensitivity:1/3
Retry min limit:8 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Link Quality:0/92 Signal level:-68 dBm Noise level:-122 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
The chipset is Prism ? On this pcmcia i can use only WEP ? It is possible load WPA ?
You know a 16 bit pcmcia wi-fi card for WPA use ?
Posted by roberts on Sep. 07 2008,21:29Looks like the card is recognized, just need to configure it using eth1 as the device. You can try the iwconfig gui. I doubt wpa is supported on this card.