[Angstrom-distro-users] hostap_crypt_wep ????
pmiscml at gmail.com
Mon Feb 25 09:31:51 CET 2008
On Sun, 24 Feb 2008 23:16:30 -0600
Harmon Seaver <hseaver at gmail.com> wrote:
> So I've got angstrom-x11-image installed on my h2200 and I'm trying
> to get wifi working. I've got a Hawking prism2 card (worked okay in
> familiar and windoze) and it loads the hostap drivers alright, but
> never is able to get an ip because when it can't seem to use WEP.
> Here's what I see in dmesg:
> <7>[ 2952.140000] ieee80211_crypt_wep: could not allocate crypto API
> arc4 <4>[ 2952.150000] wlan0: could not initialize WEP: load module
> And, of course, there is no such module. Or at least not with the
> distro. Nor do I see one in the feed, or at least not in searching the
> web package finder.
That message is misleading, hostap_crypt_wep.o reference is leftover
from dark times ;-). It complains about arc4, kernel-module-arc4 is
being built for h2200, and should be in the feed.
The reason it's not installed in the image is that h2200 doesn't have
*builtin* WiFi, so some people will never use WiFi at all, and
burdening image with WiFi stuff for everyone is not a good thing (at
least that's Angstrom idea so far - to provide with the image only
support for builtin hardware, anything else is ipkg away).
> I've never seen a message like this before, and I've been using
> prism2 cards with hostap in various machines for quite awhile. Can
> anyone give me a clue on fixing this?
> Oh, and btw -- to the folks who build this, thanks a lot. Just
> heard about it this week, been running familiar and before that
> intimate on ipaqs for a many years, this already looks very, very
You're welcome, and I hope you didn't miss
http://www.angstrom-distribution.org/repo/ for browsing feeds.
> Harmon Seaver
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