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WPA2 for Intel 2915ABG?




I have a laptop running FC4 and with the Intel 2915ABG chip, lspci says:

06:03.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2915ABG MiniPCI Adapter (rev 05)

I want to connect to a Linksys WRT55AG wireless router, it supports both 802.11a and 802.11b+g and WEP/WPA for security. There is already a large number of active 802.11b+g access points in my area so using 802.11a only would be the best choice. In addition it would be nice to use WPA and not WEP for encryption.

The ipw2200-firmware-2.2-0.lvn.2.4.noarch.rpm package from Livna has been installed.

Without encryption the connection works very well, though strangely Fedora seems unable to see ("iwlist eth1 scanning") 802.11a traffic unless 802.11b+g is activated also.

There seems to be no obvious way to select 802.11a only using iwconfig or system-config-network. Anyone know if 802.11a is even supported or what the trick is?

WEP encryption also work, though Linksys seems to think that 128 bits == 104 bits

The real problem is getting WPA to work, using what is called AES encryption by Linksys. Is this at all supported by the IPW2200 driver?

Modinfo says that the FC4 version of ipw2200 is 1.0.0, while the version at Sourceforge is 1.0.6. From the release notes it seems that many bugs have been fixed since the 1.0.0 release. It is likely that installing the upgraded driver will help?

-psi


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