My problem is this. I have just installed Fedora 4 on my dell laptop. It has an intel pro 2200bg wireless card which was not detected at first. I installed the firmware version 2.2 with is compatible with my ipw2200 1.0 kernel driver and the wireless card was detected perfectly. However when I tried to set up WEP encrytion on my wireless network I get this error when activating my wireless card
Determining IP information for eth1...ping: icmp open socket: Permission denied
Determining IP information for eth1,cannot determine IP information, cable unpluged, check cable
My encryption key is typed in correctly and the card works perfectly with the same encryption under windows xp. If I switch off encryption the connection works perfectly. I am using DHCP to assign my IP address and when I type "cat /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth1" in the teminal I get this output
This seems that a connection has been detected and established but why can I not connect with encryption turned on. I need the wireless connection for college. They use DHCP with 128bit WEP encryption so I dont have the luxury of setting a static IP address, even when I did set a static address with WEP on, it still did not connect to my home network. I assume there is some problem with WEP and IP detection.
Would really like to get this to work.
Any help would be great