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rdo

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« on: July 24, 2004, 01:30:30 pm »
Hi,

I'm going to get a CF wlan adapter for my Zaurus SL-5500G. I'm using OpenZaurus (3.2 image and stable branch currently).

For my home network, I'm planning to use WPA-based encryption (with a RADIUS server for authentication). The same setup is being used at a company I occasionally work for.

In the University, there are two wlan providers. Both use some kind of ipsec/vpn solution.

Now, I'm completely unsure which CF card I should get. Ipsec is somewhere above the wlan level so it should be no problem as long as the card itself is supported by some kernel driver included in OZ. But I don't know yet if there are any special requirements for using WPA-based encryption. I've already asked google, but I wasn't able to find useful information.

So, can you please help me with that?

Thanks in Advance,
rdo

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« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2004, 11:01:20 pm »
i have a 5500 sl  and use a dlink cf card works great . and didn't have to do anything but set up net work setting.
in my c750 i'm using a scan disk and that works great
i got the d link from tiger direct   around $50 and got i in a few days
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« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2004, 11:31:45 pm »
Good luck on the security stuff though, from my knowledge, you'll be lucky to get the vpn stuff to work

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« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2004, 12:01:19 pm »
AFAIK .. there are currently no software support for WPA (only WEP)..  and the VPN support is a bit flakey
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« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2004, 05:59:15 pm »
I believe that the HostAP drivers will do WPA.

I've been meaning to try them out myself for a while now...

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« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2004, 03:51:41 am »
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I believe that the HostAP drivers will do WPA.

I've been meaning to try them out myself for a while now...

Tim
Yes, latest verison of hostap drivers support WPA. I tried them, but my access point seems to lack proper WPA support, although it claims to.