Wireless conection with static IP and WEP

Forum thread started by pepito1 on Sun, 2011-01-23 21:34

Hello! I'm trying to configure my Wireless conection. I have an Intel 5100 wireless card (it's detected and uses the Intel 4965 driver). How can I configure it with a static IP and with WEP?


Re: Wireless conection with static IP and WEP

I essentially have the same problem as others, I have an iprowifi2200 wireless card in a toshiba satellite M65-S9092. I have found the following clues.
1. I have to disable the onboard lan card in the bios to allow Haiku to see my wireless card.
2. I loaded the install-wifi-firmwares.sh
3. I have tried connecting without WEP and had no success.
4. tried using the network preferences, however the "Network" section doesn't show unless I use ifconfig (no setwep)
5. I can scan wireless networks, but I cannot "join", I don't get an error, just a "CR" and blinking cursor.
6. I have tried the daily_tasks/wireless instructions to no avail. I have also tried putting the 0x in front of the hex password and it didn't help.
7. I am running 64 bit 10 hex configuration on the router.
8. STRANGE ! I used ifconfig to join the network and it found my isp and my isp dns settings, but not my router dhcp settings. It's like it passed through my router and found my isp. Not sure how that happened, it may be that it somehow A. found my cable modem or B. inadvertently connected to an unencrypted router/cable modem.
9. In some cases, if I switch from static to DHCP network locks up and I have to reboot. This may be because it's unable to connect to the network and is getting stuck in limbo.
10. finally, putting in manually configured wireless_networks and ip settings, as best as I can figure out, (they may be wrong)doesn't help either.

Could someone put an edited copy of what the network config files "should" look like?
Maybe if I configured everything manually that may work?

Re: Wireless conection with static IP and WEP


I too have this issue. If i OPEN my network with NO SECURITY i can get into
my network, on the internet, use installoptionalpackage, get good ping results
from my router, etc. As soon as i reset the router to WEP settings i get nothing
at all.

I have tried these solutions that are posted in the forum but nothing works!

I tried the (/boot/common/settings/network/wireless_networks) trick and

network mynetwork {
password mypassword
as per instructions and nothing changes.

If i use Terminal and do -> ifconfig /dev/net/atheroswifi/0 list (or anything else)
then all i get is a bunch of instructions on commands that work in ifconfig.

So, like some of the others i am becoming frustrated. Anyone have any new ideas?
If so i am ALL EARS! (or eyes)

Thanks in advance! (just in case)

I like Haiku BeOS but must have access to my network and internet.

Re: Wireless conection with static IP and WEP

what version of Haiku? Try setwep in terminal. Haiku used setwep first and later changed to different method.

Your network device might be different from atheroswifi. In terminal, ls /dev/net & subfolders. What is your network card? listdev in terminal & copy info for network card.

Are you using or have you tried with 64 or 128 bit WEP?

Re: Wireless conection with static IP and WEP

Since this thread kind of died out i thought
i should stir the pot a little bit here.

Yes i know about setwep and tried all of
that. As for my router i use 64 bit WEP
but i don't think it matters much either
way. I'll repeat what i said in my previous

With NO security i can network and internet
just fine so my ATHEROS wireless card works
fine with 'atheroswifi' settings. It is
stictly the configs or coding in Haiku
that prevent the WEP/WAP from working. The
main reason i keep checking back here on
this thread is to see if anyone else comes
up with a workaround since none of the
STANDARD suggestions are working for me.
What is really needed is a decent network
setup utility that includes the WEP/WAP

Well, i'll keep trying and checking back
here..... I'm sure that eventually the solution
will arrive. BTW, i have tried nightly builds
(various ones) and same thing happens BUT i
am running the current version that is available
from the main page of the website.