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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2004 2:10 am    Post subject: iBook airport config problem Reply with quote

I just installed an Apple Airport pcmcia card (not airport extreme) into my G3 iBook. The card was autodetected by the Linux OS (Linux 2.4.22-2f kernel-Yellow Dog 3.0.1) at boot up as eth1. (eth0 is my normal ethernet card which isn't plugged in to a network.)

I'm configuring the card to work with my work's wireless network. I setup my airport card using:

Code:
/sbin/iwconfig eth1 essid "MyNetworkName" key s:networkpassword


However I get the error:
Code:
Error for wireless request "Set Encode" (8B2A) : SET failed on device eth1 ; Operation not supported.


I know people have gotten airports to work. I curious to what I'm doing wrong?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2004 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wrote Benjamin Herrenschmidt, the person who wrote the airport driver for linux and he suggested that I needed to upgrade my card's firmware. Sadly it seem that I can only flash the card via a windows or mac OS. Grrr.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2004 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the same problem. Thanks for your report, so I know what I have to do (although I really don't want to install a proprietary os on my iBook).

Did a firmware update solve your problem?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2004 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Did a firmware update solve your problem?

it worked for me. you can boot from another mac or an external harddisk via firewire into os x. no need to have os x installed on your computer :)
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