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Bug 85419

Summary: Poor wifi connection with WEP enabled
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Charles <deacon_jsg>
Component: kernelAssignee: Arjan van de Ven <arjanv>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: Brian Brock <bbrock>
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Description Charles 2003-03-01 19:31:30 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.3a) Gecko/20021207
Phoenix/0.5

Description of problem:
I had this same problem with RH 8.0 and it's still present in Phoebe...

I've got a Dell CPx-500 laptop and an Orinoco Silver wifi 801.11b pcmcia card
with 64 bit WEP encryption.

With WEP enabled, I can surf to one, maybe two sites.  Then my connection bogs
down and I can't connect to any other sites.  I don't get any error messages,
but the Mozilla spinner just spins and nothing happens like it's trying to connect.

However, when I turn off WEP, my connection flies and there's no problems.  I
know this is not a hardware problem b/c I've tested it on some other distros and
my wifi connection works just fine, with WEP enabled.

There is something going on with either the RH kernel, the orinoco_cs module, or
something that's causing this wifi connection to get clogged up when WEP is enabled.

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How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Set up Orinoco silver pcmcia wifi card, turn on WEP
2.  Connect to websites
3.
    

Actual Results:  I can connect to one or two sites, then connection clogs up.

Expected Results:  Connection should be nice and clean, even with WEP enabled.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 15:40:35 UTC
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem
persists.

The Fedora Legacy project (http://fedoralegacy.org/) maintains some older releases, 
and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
the bug tracker at: http://bugzilla.fedora.us/