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Alchemy 1.0 - does WPA-PSK really work?

Discussion in 'Sveasoft Firmware' started by SirDracula, Jun 14, 2005.

  1. SirDracula

    SirDracula Network Guru Member

    I've been using WEP128 for a long time but now I want to move to WPA because I got rid of the last client that didn't support WPA.

    However, when I enable WPA-PSK TKIP+AES in my WRT54GS (set to G only mode), the client (Dell Wireless 1350 miniPCI card) can't even see the SSID even though "broadcast SSID" is enabled. If I switch back to WEP the SSID shows up at the client.

    I tried configuring the connection on the client side even without seeing the SSID by entering all the info manually, but I get no connection (I'm not surprised).

    I have the latest drivers for the client card, latest XP SP2 updates.

    Any ideas? What am I missing here?

  2. joshag

    joshag Network Guru Member

    Doesn't work reliably. I never had any problems connecting but could not maintain the connection.
  3. SirDracula

    SirDracula Network Guru Member

    Any ideas why I can't even see the SSID?
  4. knight14th

    knight14th Network Guru Member

    I'm using Alchemy 1.0 and WPA-PSK (TKIP). My WLAN-Clients use Intel Pro Wireless 2100 and 2200 under Linux and Windows. I also have a SIS Wireless (G) client here. There are no problems with WPA. Although my WRT is not broadcasting it's ESSID every client connects automaticly to my wlan and stays there until shutdown (up to 10h). So, yes, WPA-PSK does really work with Alchemy 1.0.
  5. beeblebrox

    beeblebrox Network Guru Member

    I'm still using Alchemy pre5.4a and WPA-PSK has been working fine.
  6. skipper26

    skipper26 Network Guru Member

    Maybe you have to enable 802.1 Authentication !
    Then WPA will work.
  7. SirDracula

    SirDracula Network Guru Member

    That was it. Thanks. I can now use WPA-PSK w/ AES.

    It's weird that without 802.1x auth enabled I can't even see the SSID.
  8. skipper26

    skipper26 Network Guru Member

    If you chosse WPA-PSK without 802.1,
    I think no wireless radio is coming out.

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