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

Robert Moskowitz rgm at htt-consult.com
Thu Jul 3 00:20:56 UTC 2008

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 
> 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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