WebDT 366 WPA2

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How to get WPA2 wireless on the WebDT 366
NOTE: At this stage suspend does not work as the driver doesn't support restart from suspend so won't connect to the core. A patch to the kernel should be possible but is both beyond my capabilities and my WebDT's stay on all the time.

Hardware

You will need a PCMCIA wireless card
I purchased an EDUP wireless PCMCIA card which runs the Ralink RT2500 driver which is supported out of the box with the Pad Orbiter software
There are other branded RT2500 cards out there I believe but this one is pretty cheap on ebay.

Installation

Remove the Cisco card and put the EDUP card in.
Boot and install the Pad Orbiter software.
When you get to the wireless setup just hit cancel and open up a terminal: CTRL + T then C

lspci

Should show that the RT2500 module is loaded.
Then we have to edit the network interfaces file to allow for WPA2 and SSID details. My preferred editor is nano but choose your own.

nano /etc/network/interfaces

Then edit the network interfaces file, delete the eth0 lines and change to show:

allow-hotplug wlan0
iface wlan0 inet dhcp
wpa-driver wext
wpa-ssid <your_essid>
wpa-ap-scan 1
wpa-proto RSN
wpa-pairwise CCMP
wpa-group CCMP
wpa-key-mgmt WPA-PSK
wpa-psk <your_hex_key>

wpa-ap-scan: 1 = broadcast of essid, 2 = hidden essid
wpa-proto: RSN = WPA2, WPA = WPA
wpa-pairwise and wpa-group: CCMP = AES, TKIP = TKIP
wpa-key-mgmt: WPA-PSK = Authentication via pre-shared key
wpa-psk: <see below for hex key generation>
In a terminal type

wpa_passphrase <your_essid> <password>

and you should get an output after the psk= line and that is what you need to input.
Save and exit and then start up wlan0

ifup wlan0

After that the Pad Orbiter should continue loading.