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 From:  "James W. McKeand" <james at mckeand dot biz>
 To:  "'Patrik'" <paake at telia dot com>, <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall] Wireless network problems
 Date:  Fri, 13 Aug 2004 09:30:49 -0400
Your message made me thing about my own WLAN problems. I had given up trying
to fix it. Your problem may not be on your m0n0wall but on your laptop. Have
you installed the "Update for Microsoft Windows XP (KB826942) -- Wi-Fi
Protected Access (WPA) support"? See

I just removed the update, reinstalled the driver for my wireless card,
setup the WEP passphase, and wireless now works. Before I set the WEP
passphrase - I could not get an IP from the m0n0wall.

My config is different so your mileage may differ. I'm running 1.0 on a
net4501 and I am using a Belkin AP on my OPT1 interface (renamed LAN2 - for
my home machines). I am running DHCP on LAN2 (but not LAN - my SBS 2003
server is handling that for LAN). My laptop is using an old SMC 802.11b card
(SMC2632W). Nether the Belkin or the SMC support WPA - WEP only. I think
m0n0wall only supports WEP not WPA. The Windows update may try to force WPA
- thank you Bill.

Hope this helps and thank you for getting my thoughts moving.

James W. McKeand

From: Patrik [mailto:paake at telia dot com] 
Sent: Friday, August 13, 2004 4:57 AM
To: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
Subject: [m0n0wall] Wireless network problems

As I'm still having problems with my WLAN I thought an own thread about this
would be better. Running m0n0wall 1.1b17 on a WRAP with Senao EL-2511MP+
network card in it. More info here
(http://www.solwise.co.uk/wireless-mini-pci.htm). It's a Prism 2.5 based
card. I have done a factory reset on m0n0wall. Added a new interface wi0 as
OPT1 or WLAN as I have renamed it. Have set SSID and hostap mode and also
tried bridge it to LAN and having it bridged with none and set IP. My laptop
is a Dell X300 with TrueMobile 1300 card in it. The laptop does recognize
the WLAN and gives every information available on it but just dont connect
to it. A popup appears saying a new network is found and asks if I want to
connect to it. If I do so the popup disapears and after a few seconds it
appears again. I have tried changing channel on both m0n0wall and the laptop
network card. Under interfaces in m0n0wall I see lots of collisions. I few
packets have left the AP but none as come in.
I also have another AP besides this and I have tried both having this AP
active or turned off. Collisions are detected in both cases.
I have attached a file "dump.txt" with info fetched with exec.php that might
be useful.
Help would really be appreciated and I might even donate a smaller amount of
money to anyone who help me solve this.
Best Regards,