[CentOS] laptop wireless--orinoco_cs, can it do WPA?

fred smith fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us
Thu Jul 3 01:37:42 UTC 2008


On Wed, Jul 02, 2008 at 08:20:56PM -0400, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
> fred smith wrote:
> >Hi!
> >
> >I'm messing about with an old Toshiba Tecra laptop. i've got wireless
> >working well using NetworkManager and WEP. But I'm interested in finding
> >out if it is possible to get WPA/TKIP or other WPA variants to work with
> >that driver.
> >  
> Some where I might still have beta XP drivers for TKIP for this card, 
> but I am pretty sure that they never released them.
> 
> Toss the card and get something that is current.  PCMCIA cards are 
> affordable.

May be the best thing to do, but it's not even my computer (employer
owns it) so I'm not sure I wanna spend money fixing up their machine.
Also it's built-in wireless, not a card.

Thinking of looking hard at a eeepc 901 when they come out, or something
similar.

> >According to dmesg, boottime diagnostics include:
> >eth0: Hardware identity 0005:0004:0005:0000
> >eth0: Station identity  001f:0001:0008:000a
> >eth0: firmware determined as Lucent/Agere 8.10
> >...
> >eth0 Station name "HERMES I"
> >
> >I've been googling a lot and most of what I see seems to indicate
> >that there's no WPA support in that hardware, but that it may be
> >possible to do WPA anyway if the drivers have the right set of patches.
> >But so far I've not found anything definitive, especially not something
> >that goes back far enough to be in a modestly old product like Centos 5.2.
> >
> >but anyway, if anyone knows anything about this I'd appreciate some hints.
> >
> >Thanks!
> 
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