Netgear MA401

Forum: Networking
Topic: Netgear MA401
started by: GbMax78

Posted by GbMax78 on Sep. 01 2008,22:21
I have a pcmcia Netgear MA401, i have read < > 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 2008,03:46
The 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 2008,07:14
root@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
         Encryption key:off
         Power Management: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 2008,21:29
Looks 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.
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