[CS-FSLUG] wireless woes

David McGlone david.mcglone at att.net
Fri Jul 20 22:38:26 CDT 2007

On Friday 20 July 2007 3:05:33 am Gabe Ginorio wrote:
> I had a similar problem,
> > The problem is I cannot connect to my network. I am using 128 bit
> > encryption and when I use a passphrase or hex it will not connect, but if
> > I turn off the encryption on the router everything works fine.
> >
> > Also, everything works fine under windows, with and without encryption.
> >
> >  I've been working on this for 3 days. I've considered ipv6 being on,
> > i've considered the fact the card is  an 802.11b and the router is
> > 802.11G but I have the router set so b and G both can use it. Also that
> > shouldn't be a problem since everything works flawlessly under windows.
> >
> > What am I missing?
> I decided to use the mac address filtering feature of the router instead
> of a WEP. I couldn't get WEP or WAP to work for nothing. First you need
> to install a tool that handles WEP or WPA  (wpa-assistant) then pray it
> works. I finally gave up and just used physical filtering ... which has
> done a perfect job of keeping my network ... well ... my network.

Thanks Gabe, I opted to do the same for now. I'll get me a better NIC as soon 
as I can. 

Also just to make sure, did you disable broadcasting your SSID? When using MAC 
address filtering you shouldn't broadcast your SSID.
David M.

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