Project Evil: The Evil Continues

George W. Dinolt gdinolt at
Mon Jan 26 21:48:21 PST 2004


Reporting on a card: Linksys Wireless-G Notebook Adapter WPC54G

With updated drivers from Linksys: Version

The card reports both 802.11b and 802.11g speeds and connects with my 
AirPort Extreme and another (unknown type) base station without problems 
at both 802.11b and g speeds. wicontrol reports information about the 
card and the -l option provides information about visible base stations. 
I can only set the ssid with ifconfig. I tried a transfer of a large 
file and got 1.5MB/sec rates actual rates using scp.

The only problem at the moment is that I cannot use WEP with my AirPort 
Extreme. I tried to use the "hex" 128bit key provided by the MAC airport 
utitlities. This key works fine for the mac and for the WPC54G card 
under WINDOWS 2000, but does not work with the driver on FreeBSD. The 
"correct" key is set (as viewed by both ifconfig and wicontrol) but the 
station does not associate. I have tried turning WEP on using both 
ifconfig (wepmode on) and the hw.ndis0.WEP sysctl which is constructed 
by the driver. As far as I can tell no errors are reported when I "up" 
the device using ifconfig.

Anyway, the current state is quite remarkable. Great job!

George Dinolt

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