started by: blackhorse
Posted by blackhorse on Jan. 31 2009,02:35Hello,
My wireless does work with DSLinux and my gateway laptop with no security. I use the broadcom bcmxx driver.
But, I want to use security on the wireless.
So I set up the following
I'm using wpa-psk authentication with AES data encryption for my home windows wireless network security. This works fine between 2 XP laptops. I'm not able to connect to it with damn small linux. DSL does not seem to offer AES instead of TKIP for one thing. I only see the offer of WPA and WPA2 authentication, not wpa-psk.
After reading is seems this is the easiest method of wireless encryption that is secure without going deeper into corporate methods of authentication and encryption.
Could I get a few pointers as to what to do to get the DSL connected to the wireless network with the security I discribed?
Posted by Guest on Feb. 11 2009,18:51
just to sympathize, I had my cards (I have 3, all work in XP but not in linux...)
Sadly this is reality, you have to buy the compatible wireless card first and then pick a linux distro that is known to be compatible...
Posted by Tobiaus on Feb. 12 2009,16:36message removed
Posted by u2musicmike on Feb. 14 2009,22:54Did you try searching on "wpa" in the forum. I was able to get my laptop working on regular wpa after reading some old posts. The iwconfig just needs a key and essid. The key is in hex so you need to use a script to convert each letter of your password to it.