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Mint Linux wifi and Dell Inspiron E1505

Postby jediphx on Mon May 28, 2007 4:55 pm

Hi I just installed the distro and my E1505 has the Dell 1390 Wlan card. I used the instructions on here to install the Broadcom 43xx driver and that got the card working and seeing my network but it will not connect at all. I have put the wep passphrase in, I but in the key etc but nada. Now I did notice that under the choices it only lists 104bit encryption wep but my network is set up with 128 bit. Can anyone help me i would really like to use this distro.
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Postby Husse on Tue May 29, 2007 5:37 am

Welcome to Mint jediphx
The first sticky post in Newbie Questions is
http://www.linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2577
and there is your answer
or at least it should be, I'm not quite sure what this 104bit encryption indicates, but I think it solves that as well
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Re: Mint Linux wifi and Dell Inspiron E1505

Postby merlwiz79 on Mon Jun 04, 2007 8:05 pm

jediphx wrote:Hi I just installed the distro and my E1505 has the Dell 1390 Wlan card. I used the instructions on here to install the Broadcom 43xx driver and that got the card working and seeing my network but it will not connect at all. I have put the wep passphrase in, I but in the key etc but nada. Now I did notice that under the choices it only lists 104bit encryption wep but my network is set up with 128 bit. Can anyone help me i would really like to use this distro.

Each character represents 4 bits of the key. 4 × 26 = 104 bits; adding the 24-bit IV brings us what we call a "128-bit WEP key"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wired_Equivalent_Privacy
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Postby jediphx on Wed Jul 04, 2007 3:22 pm

ok so could the reason it wont loag in is because its trying to send key as 104bit instead of 128bit?
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Postby merlwiz79 on Thu Jul 05, 2007 2:29 am

jediphx wrote:ok so could the reason it wont loag in is because its trying to send key as 104bit instead of 128bit?

No, if it says its 104bits it is a 128bit WEP key.
One of these should get you up and running.
http://dhashi.wordpress.com/2007/06/10/ ... iron-710m/
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=297092
I think there is a way to use mintwifi to get it working but never used the program.
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Postby jediphx on Thu Jul 05, 2007 7:30 am

I tried even setting my network to no security and it still couldnt log in, gets to 28% and then window disappears
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