Using iwconfig doesn’t seem to work correctly with the Aironet when trying to set WEP keys but works for doing everything else. Here is another site I can across: I followed cisco’s install procedures, and was able to get the ‘airo’ driver to load, but couldn’t configure the device because it couldn’t be found. The content of this page is largely obsolete. A sample “Hello, world! The development effort and documentation for the Linux-on-Cisco hardware has moved to Linux-Cisco. As well, there are limitations placed on the binary format due to the behaviour of the software in the Boot ROM.

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In all cases, the driver modules was built and loaded, but the device couldn’t be found by the OS to configure it. Linux tech support forum Log in to participate. I’ve had a few issues integrating Linux with the rest of my Windows network.

How to Reset Aironet AG. Inside that directory are a few “files”, actually hooks into the kernel.

Cisco/Aironet driver for Linux (4500/4800/340/350 series)

This works with both 64 and bit keys. I followed the link on Ibm’s website to cisco, where I downloaded the ACU driver package and the install document. Also the Boot ROM supports compressed images.

It works marvelously without WEP, but that’s not good enough for me.


In order for the changes to take effect we need to restart the syslog service. And while WEP isn’t the best, it is still better than nothing and will keep the casual packet sniffer away. Why not use your Linux box for it? The content of this page is largely obsolete. This command then can be used to gain access to several additional commands, including a debugger, disassembler and additional hardware tests.

As well, the BootROM supports basic command aliasing. I had gotten the driver working under redhat 9, but the acu utility for configuring the card is limited in functionality and works counter intutively. You can specify different severity levels for different facilities. As such, the Cisco has two expansion slots; the has four as is reflected in the size of the units. In order to gain access to the monitor in the Boot ROM, send a break sequence to the device early on in the boot process.

The card works fine under windowsand I upgraded the firmware to the latest 5. I created linux partitions and installed few distributions, then tried to get the wireless card to work on them but couldn’t.

Cisco – LinuxMIPS

I use this to let me know when the script is done, and it gives me the config of the device. I followed cisco’s install procedures, and was able to get the ‘airo’ driver to load, but couldn’t configure the device because it couldn’t be limux. Reset Cisco Router to Default. I just did a search for “linux wireless drivers” and opened the link the seemed to be most relevant.


Of interest to us, is WepKey. By only using the logging trap command we are accepting the default trap which is informational.

It seems that folks have had varied success with this adapter and Linux. Which contains, surprise surprise, our WEP keys. You would also need to modify the syslog. If you only want to receive emergency messages only then you would use the logging trap emergencies command. Logs sent from the Cisco Router. You can put this into a shell script alronet automate this if you wanted, like something below: Recently boot ROMs have had an undocumented priv command.

It’s fun to play around with. This seems to be based on the router model. Be forewarned — the Dynamips emulation of hardware is far from complete and it doesn’t quite emulate all the quirks of the firmware.