Is it possible to use a 2002 (Titanium) 15" PowerBook G4's wifi with WPA2, PSK, AES, etc.?

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Is it possible to use a 2002 (Titanium) 15" PowerBook G4's wifi with WPA2, PSK, AES, etc.?

PhiLLip Pi
I know Mac OS Xes can't, but I wonder if this is the same issue with
Debian/Linux.

Thank you in advance. :)
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Re: Is it possible to use a 2002 (Titanium) 15" PowerBook G4's wifi with WPA2, PSK, AES, etc.?

Lennart Sorensen
On Tue, Mar 07, 2017 at 02:32:55AM -0800, PhiLLip Pi wrote:
> I know Mac OS Xes can't, but I wonder if this is the same issue with
> Debian/Linux.

Do you know which wifi chip it has?

As far as I can tell from some searching, it is probably a
broadcom 43xx chip.  If it is, then there is some hope, since I
see someone at least got wpa2+psk with aes working apparantly:
http://ramblingfoo.blogspot.ca/2008/02/wpa2-psk-with-aes-on-broadcom-wlan0.html

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Re: Is it possible to use a 2002 (Titanium) 15" PowerBook G4's wifi with WPA2, PSK, AES, etc.?

Kirill Shilov
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Hello, think  this is issue of your "regular AirPort Card" maybe you can replace internal wifi to "AirPort Extreme card"? and think this will work for you.

also of course you can use another card in the "outer" PCMCIA card slot on the left side of the machine. This will also allow higher transmission rates than the internal 802.11b card.


On Mar 7, 2017 3:33 PM, "PhiLLip Pi" <[hidden email]> wrote:
I know Mac OS Xes can't, but I wonder if this is the same issue with
Debian/Linux.

Thank you in advance. :)
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to wages went for gas, for guns, for agents and spies, for blacklists,
for drilling. On the highways the people moved like ants and searched
for work, for food. And the anger began to ferment." --John Steinbeck's
The Grapes of Wrath
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Re: Is it possible to use a 2002 (Titanium) 15" PowerBook G4's wifi with WPA2, PSK, AES, etc.?

PhiLLip Pi
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On Tue, Mar 07, 2017 at 11:01:10AM -0500, Lennart Sorensen wrote:

> On Tue, Mar 07, 2017 at 02:32:55AM -0800, PhiLLip Pi wrote:
> > I know Mac OS Xes can't, but I wonder if this is the same issue with
> > Debian/Linux.
>
> Do you know which wifi chip it has?
>
> As far as I can tell from some searching, it is probably a
> broadcom 43xx chip.  If it is, then there is some hope, since I
> see someone at least got wpa2+psk with aes working apparantly:
> http://ramblingfoo.blogspot.ca/2008/02/wpa2-psk-with-aes-on-broadcom-wlan0.html

Here is what I know based on my new Debian PPC v8's installation:
dmesg (full log in http://pastebin.ca/3777025 ):
$ dmesg |grep airport
[   11.706958] airport 0.15 (Benjamin Herrenschmidt <[hidden email]>)
[   11.707033] airport: Physical address 80030000
[   12.913489] airport 0.00030000:radio: Hardware identity 0005:0001:0001:0002
[   12.921204] airport 0.00030000:radio: Station identity  001f:0001:0008:0046
[   12.928672] airport 0.00030000:radio: Firmware determined as Lucent/Agere 8.70
[   13.135033] airport 0.00030000:radio: firmware: failed to load agere_sta_fw.bin (-2)
[   13.143969] airport 0.00030000:radio: firmware: failed to load agere_sta_fw.bin (-2)
[   13.151299] airport 0.00030000:radio: Hardware identity 0005:0001:0001:0002
[   13.158542] airport 0.00030000:radio: Station identity  001f:0001:0008:0046
[   13.165525] airport 0.00030000:radio: Firmware determined as Lucent/Agere 8.70
[   13.172456] airport 0.00030000:radio: Ad-hoc demo mode supported
[   13.179321] airport 0.00030000:radio: IEEE standard IBSS ad-hoc mode supported
[   13.186201] airport 0.00030000:radio: WEP supported, 104-bit key
As you can see, it only goes up to WEP. No WPA2. I noticed it said
missing agere_sta_fw.bin firmware from
added "http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian jessie main non-free" in my
/etc/apt/sources.list file. So, I rebooted and rechecked. Now, it
doesn't say it and shows WPA supported, but not WPA2 (better security)?
:(

>From uname -a command: ... 3.16.0-4-powerpc #1 Debian 3.16.39-1+deb8u1
(2017-02-22) ppc GNU/Linux

However, my LXDE and Xfce (have both installed) seem to crash while I
use them. Mouse cursor moves, but don't respond to my clicks. Keyboard
is frozen too.

I might need to uninstall firmware-linux-nonfree package since it was
fine before it. :(
--
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between hunger and anger is a thin line. And money that might have gone
to wages went for gas, for guns, for agents and spies, for blacklists,
for drilling. On the highways the people moved like ants and searched
for work, for food. And the anger began to ferment." --John Steinbeck's
The Grapes of Wrath
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Re: Is it possible to use a 2002 (Titanium) 15" PowerBook G4's wifi with WPA2, PSK, AES, etc.?

Lennart Sorensen
On Tue, Mar 07, 2017 at 10:46:16AM -0800, PhiLLip Pi wrote:

> Here is what I know based on my new Debian PPC v8's installation:
> dmesg (full log in http://pastebin.ca/3777025 ):
> $ dmesg |grep airport
> [   11.706958] airport 0.15 (Benjamin Herrenschmidt <[hidden email]>)
> [   11.707033] airport: Physical address 80030000
> [   12.913489] airport 0.00030000:radio: Hardware identity 0005:0001:0001:0002
> [   12.921204] airport 0.00030000:radio: Station identity  001f:0001:0008:0046
> [   12.928672] airport 0.00030000:radio: Firmware determined as Lucent/Agere 8.70
> [   13.135033] airport 0.00030000:radio: firmware: failed to load agere_sta_fw.bin (-2)
> [   13.143969] airport 0.00030000:radio: firmware: failed to load agere_sta_fw.bin (-2)
> [   13.151299] airport 0.00030000:radio: Hardware identity 0005:0001:0001:0002
> [   13.158542] airport 0.00030000:radio: Station identity  001f:0001:0008:0046
> [   13.165525] airport 0.00030000:radio: Firmware determined as Lucent/Agere 8.70
> [   13.172456] airport 0.00030000:radio: Ad-hoc demo mode supported
> [   13.179321] airport 0.00030000:radio: IEEE standard IBSS ad-hoc mode supported
> [   13.186201] airport 0.00030000:radio: WEP supported, 104-bit key
> As you can see, it only goes up to WEP. No WPA2. I noticed it said
> missing agere_sta_fw.bin firmware from
> added "http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian jessie main non-free" in my
> /etc/apt/sources.list file. So, I rebooted and rechecked. Now, it
> doesn't say it and shows WPA supported, but not WPA2 (better security)?
> :(

The orinoco does not do WPA2 from what I can find.  WPA is the best it
can do.

Apparently 15" titanium powerbook 2002 is much too vague to determine
the machine in question.  That covers about 5 or 6 different models
it seems.  Some with orinoco, some with b43, and perhaps even some with
something else.

Seems the b43xx based models are b/g and WPA2 capable, while the orinoco
based ones are b only with WPA at best.

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Len Sorensen

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Re: Is it possible to use a 2002 (Titanium) 15" PowerBook G4's wifi with WPA2, PSK, AES, etc.?

PhiLLip Pi

On Tue, Mar 07, 2017 at 02:43:37PM -0500, Lennart Sorensen wrote:

> On Tue, Mar 07, 2017 at 10:46:16AM -0800, PhiLLip Pi wrote:
> > Here is what I know based on my new Debian PPC v8's installation:
> > dmesg (full log in http://pastebin.ca/3777025 ):
> > $ dmesg |grep airport
> > [   11.706958] airport 0.15 (Benjamin Herrenschmidt <[hidden email]>)
> > [   11.707033] airport: Physical address 80030000
> > [   12.913489] airport 0.00030000:radio: Hardware identity 0005:0001:0001:0002
> > [   12.921204] airport 0.00030000:radio: Station identity  001f:0001:0008:0046
> > [   12.928672] airport 0.00030000:radio: Firmware determined as Lucent/Agere 8.70
> > [   13.135033] airport 0.00030000:radio: firmware: failed to load agere_sta_fw.bin (-2)
> > [   13.143969] airport 0.00030000:radio: firmware: failed to load agere_sta_fw.bin (-2)
> > [   13.151299] airport 0.00030000:radio: Hardware identity 0005:0001:0001:0002
> > [   13.158542] airport 0.00030000:radio: Station identity  001f:0001:0008:0046
> > [   13.165525] airport 0.00030000:radio: Firmware determined as Lucent/Agere 8.70
> > [   13.172456] airport 0.00030000:radio: Ad-hoc demo mode supported
> > [   13.179321] airport 0.00030000:radio: IEEE standard IBSS ad-hoc mode supported
> > [   13.186201] airport 0.00030000:radio: WEP supported, 104-bit key
> > As you can see, it only goes up to WEP. No WPA2. I noticed it said
> > missing agere_sta_fw.bin firmware from
> > added "http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian jessie main non-free" in my
> > /etc/apt/sources.list file. So, I rebooted and rechecked. Now, it
> > doesn't say it and shows WPA supported, but not WPA2 (better security)?
> > :(
>
> The orinoco does not do WPA2 from what I can find.  WPA is the best it
> can do.
>
> Apparently 15" titanium powerbook 2002 is much too vague to determine
> the machine in question.  That covers about 5 or 6 different models
> it seems.  Some with orinoco, some with b43, and perhaps even some with
> something else.
>
> Seems the b43xx based models are b/g and WPA2 capable, while the orinoco
> based ones are b only with WPA at best.

Ah. I guess I shouldn't bother trying its internal wireless unless I
want to sacrifice wireless security. :(
--
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between hunger and anger is a thin line. And money that might have gone
to wages went for gas, for guns, for agents and spies, for blacklists,
for drilling. On the highways the people moved like ants and searched
for work, for food. And the anger began to ferment." --John Steinbeck's
The Grapes of Wrath
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Re: Is it possible to use a 2002 (Titanium) 15" PowerBook G4's wifi with WPA2, PSK, AES, etc.?

Herminio Hernandez Jr
I am not sure Titanium PowerBooks support WPA see here

On Tue, Mar 7, 2017 at 12:55 PM, PhiLLip Pi <[hidden email]> wrote:

On Tue, Mar 07, 2017 at 02:43:37PM -0500, Lennart Sorensen wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 07, 2017 at 10:46:16AM -0800, PhiLLip Pi wrote:
> > Here is what I know based on my new Debian PPC v8's installation:
> > dmesg (full log in http://pastebin.ca/3777025 ):
> > $ dmesg |grep airport
> > [   11.706958] airport 0.15 (Benjamin Herrenschmidt <[hidden email]>)
> > [   11.707033] airport: Physical address 80030000
> > [   12.913489] airport 0.00030000:radio: Hardware identity 0005:0001:0001:0002
> > [   12.921204] airport 0.00030000:radio: Station identity  001f:0001:0008:0046
> > [   12.928672] airport 0.00030000:radio: Firmware determined as Lucent/Agere 8.70
> > [   13.135033] airport 0.00030000:radio: firmware: failed to load agere_sta_fw.bin (-2)
> > [   13.143969] airport 0.00030000:radio: firmware: failed to load agere_sta_fw.bin (-2)
> > [   13.151299] airport 0.00030000:radio: Hardware identity 0005:0001:0001:0002
> > [   13.158542] airport 0.00030000:radio: Station identity  001f:0001:0008:0046
> > [   13.165525] airport 0.00030000:radio: Firmware determined as Lucent/Agere 8.70
> > [   13.172456] airport 0.00030000:radio: Ad-hoc demo mode supported
> > [   13.179321] airport 0.00030000:radio: IEEE standard IBSS ad-hoc mode supported
> > [   13.186201] airport 0.00030000:radio: WEP supported, 104-bit key
> > As you can see, it only goes up to WEP. No WPA2. I noticed it said
> > missing agere_sta_fw.bin firmware from
> > added "http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian jessie main non-free" in my
> > /etc/apt/sources.list file. So, I rebooted and rechecked. Now, it
> > doesn't say it and shows WPA supported, but not WPA2 (better security)?
> > :(
>
> The orinoco does not do WPA2 from what I can find.  WPA is the best it
> can do.
>
> Apparently 15" titanium powerbook 2002 is much too vague to determine
> the machine in question.  That covers about 5 or 6 different models
> it seems.  Some with orinoco, some with b43, and perhaps even some with
> something else.
>
> Seems the b43xx based models are b/g and WPA2 capable, while the orinoco
> based ones are b only with WPA at best.

Ah. I guess I shouldn't bother trying its internal wireless unless I
want to sacrifice wireless security. :(
--
Quote of the Week: "The great companies did not know that the line
between hunger and anger is a thin line. And money that might have gone
to wages went for gas, for guns, for agents and spies, for blacklists,
for drilling. On the highways the people moved like ants and searched
for work, for food. And the anger began to ferment." --John Steinbeck's
The Grapes of Wrath
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Re: Is it possible to use a 2002 (Titanium) 15" PowerBook G4's wifi with WPA2, PSK, AES, etc.?

kaleb white
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I think so.


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From: PhiLLip Pi <[hidden email]>
Sent: March 7, 2017 12:46 PM
To: [hidden email]
Subject: Re: Is it possible to use a 2002 (Titanium) 15" PowerBook G4's wifi with WPA2, PSK, AES, etc.?
 
On Tue, Mar 07, 2017 at 11:01:10AM -0500, Lennart Sorensen wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 07, 2017 at 02:32:55AM -0800, PhiLLip Pi wrote:
> > I know Mac OS Xes can't, but I wonder if this is the same issue with
> > Debian/Linux.
>
> Do you know which wifi chip it has?
>
> As far as I can tell from some searching, it is probably a
> broadcom 43xx chip.  If it is, then there is some hope, since I
> see someone at least got wpa2+psk with aes working apparantly:
> http://ramblingfoo.blogspot.ca/2008/02/wpa2-psk-with-aes-on-broadcom-wlan0.html
ramblingfoo.blogspot.ca
Update: I managed to find out why the wpa_action stuff was needed. Please ignore the lines written like this ; they are there just for refer...



Here is what I know based on my new Debian PPC v8's installation:
dmesg (full log in http://pastebin.ca/3777025 ):
$ dmesg |grep airport
[   11.706958] airport 0.15 (Benjamin Herrenschmidt <[hidden email]>)
[   11.707033] airport: Physical address 80030000
[   12.913489] airport 0.00030000:radio: Hardware identity 0005:0001:0001:0002
[   12.921204] airport 0.00030000:radio: Station identity  001f:0001:0008:0046
[   12.928672] airport 0.00030000:radio: Firmware determined as Lucent/Agere 8.70
[   13.135033] airport 0.00030000:radio: firmware: failed to load agere_sta_fw.bin (-2)
[   13.143969] airport 0.00030000:radio: firmware: failed to load agere_sta_fw.bin (-2)
[   13.151299] airport 0.00030000:radio: Hardware identity 0005:0001:0001:0002
[   13.158542] airport 0.00030000:radio: Station identity  001f:0001:0008:0046
[   13.165525] airport 0.00030000:radio: Firmware determined as Lucent/Agere 8.70
[   13.172456] airport 0.00030000:radio: Ad-hoc demo mode supported
[   13.179321] airport 0.00030000:radio: IEEE standard IBSS ad-hoc mode supported
[   13.186201] airport 0.00030000:radio: WEP supported, 104-bit key
As you can see, it only goes up to WEP. No WPA2. I noticed it said
missing agere_sta_fw.bin firmware from
added "http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian jessie main non-free" in my
/etc/apt/sources.list file. So, I rebooted and rechecked. Now, it
doesn't say it and shows WPA supported, but not WPA2 (better security)?
:(

>From uname -a command: ... 3.16.0-4-powerpc #1 Debian 3.16.39-1+deb8u1
(2017-02-22) ppc GNU/Linux

However, my LXDE and Xfce (have both installed) seem to crash while I
use them. Mouse cursor moves, but don't respond to my clicks. Keyboard
is frozen too.

I might need to uninstall firmware-linux-nonfree package since it was
fine before it. :(
--
Quote of the Week: "The great companies did not know that the line
between hunger and anger is a thin line. And money that might have gone
to wages went for gas, for guns, for agents and spies, for blacklists,
for drilling. On the highways the people moved like ants and searched
for work, for food. And the anger began to ferment." --John Steinbeck's
The Grapes of Wrath
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Re: Is it possible to use a 2002 (Titanium) 15" PowerBook G4's wifi with WPA2, PSK, AES, etc.?

PhiLLip Pi
I had to give up on its wifi since firmware-linux-nonfree package was
crashing my PB G4. I will stick for old fashion network cable for now.
:(

On Wed, Mar 15, 2017 at 03:27:04PM +0000, kaleb white wrote:

>    I think so.
>
>    Sent from my personal Outlook.
>
>    --------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>    From: PhiLLip Pi <[hidden email]>
>    Sent: March 7, 2017 12:46 PM
>    To: [hidden email]
>    Subject: Re: Is it possible to use a 2002 (Titanium) 15" PowerBook G4's
>    wifi with WPA2, PSK, AES, etc.?
>     
>    On Tue, Mar 07, 2017 at 11:01:10AM -0500, Lennart Sorensen wrote:
>    > On Tue, Mar 07, 2017 at 02:32:55AM -0800, PhiLLip Pi wrote:
>    > > I know Mac OS Xes can't, but I wonder if this is the same issue with
>    > > Debian/Linux.
>    >
>    > Do you know which wifi chip it has?
>    >
>    > As far as I can tell from some searching, it is probably a
>    > broadcom 43xx chip.  If it is, then there is some hope, since I
>    > see someone at least got wpa2+psk with aes working apparantly:
>    >
>    [1]http://ramblingfoo.blogspot.ca/2008/02/wpa2-psk-with-aes-on-broadcom-wlan0.html
>
>    [2]wpa2-psk with aes on a broadcom wlan0 (2.6.24)
>    ramblingfoo.blogspot.ca
>    Update: I managed to find out why the wpa_action stuff was needed. Please
>    ignore the lines written like this ; they are there just for refer...
>
>    Here is what I know based on my new Debian PPC v8's installation:
>    dmesg (full log in [3]http://pastebin.ca/3777025 ):
>    $ dmesg |grep airport
>    [   11.706958] airport 0.15 (Benjamin Herrenschmidt
>    <[hidden email]>)
>    [   11.707033] airport: Physical address 80030000
>    [   12.913489] airport 0.00030000:radio: Hardware identity
>    0005:0001:0001:0002
>    [   12.921204] airport 0.00030000:radio: Station identity 
>    001f:0001:0008:0046
>    [   12.928672] airport 0.00030000:radio: Firmware determined as
>    Lucent/Agere 8.70
>    [   13.135033] airport 0.00030000:radio: firmware: failed to load
>    agere_sta_fw.bin (-2)
>    [   13.143969] airport 0.00030000:radio: firmware: failed to load
>    agere_sta_fw.bin (-2)
>    [   13.151299] airport 0.00030000:radio: Hardware identity
>    0005:0001:0001:0002
>    [   13.158542] airport 0.00030000:radio: Station identity 
>    001f:0001:0008:0046
>    [   13.165525] airport 0.00030000:radio: Firmware determined as
>    Lucent/Agere 8.70
>    [   13.172456] airport 0.00030000:radio: Ad-hoc demo mode supported
>    [   13.179321] airport 0.00030000:radio: IEEE standard IBSS ad-hoc mode
>    supported
>    [   13.186201] airport 0.00030000:radio: WEP supported, 104-bit key
>    As you can see, it only goes up to WEP. No WPA2. I noticed it said
>    missing agere_sta_fw.bin firmware from
>    added "http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian jessie main non-free" in my
>    /etc/apt/sources.list file. So, I rebooted and rechecked. Now, it
>    doesn't say it and shows WPA supported, but not WPA2 (better security)?
>    :(
>
>    >From uname -a command: ... 3.16.0-4-powerpc #1 Debian 3.16.39-1+deb8u1
>    (2017-02-22) ppc GNU/Linux
>
>    However, my LXDE and Xfce (have both installed) seem to crash while I
>    use them. Mouse cursor moves, but don't respond to my clicks. Keyboard
>    is frozen too.
>
>    I might need to uninstall firmware-linux-nonfree package since it was
>    fine before it. :(

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Re: Is it possible to use a 2002 (Titanium) 15" PowerBook G4's wifi with WPA2, PSK, AES, etc.?

PhiLLip Pi
FYI. I never resolved this issue. It looks like I will have to buy an
wifi USB dongle if I want wireless.

On Wed, Mar 15, 2017 at 09:06:19AM -0700, PhiLLip Pi wrote:

> I had to give up on its wifi since firmware-linux-nonfree package was
> crashing my PB G4. I will stick for old fashion network cable for now.
> :(
>
> On Wed, Mar 15, 2017 at 03:27:04PM +0000, kaleb white wrote:
> >    I think so.
> >
> >    Sent from my personal Outlook.
> >
> >    --------------------------------------------------------------------------
> >
> >    From: PhiLLip Pi <[hidden email]>
> >    Sent: March 7, 2017 12:46 PM
> >    To: [hidden email]
> >    Subject: Re: Is it possible to use a 2002 (Titanium) 15" PowerBook G4's
> >    wifi with WPA2, PSK, AES, etc.?
> >     
> >    On Tue, Mar 07, 2017 at 11:01:10AM -0500, Lennart Sorensen wrote:
> >    > On Tue, Mar 07, 2017 at 02:32:55AM -0800, PhiLLip Pi wrote:
> >    > > I know Mac OS Xes can't, but I wonder if this is the same issue with
> >    > > Debian/Linux.
> >    >
> >    > Do you know which wifi chip it has?
> >    >
> >    > As far as I can tell from some searching, it is probably a
> >    > broadcom 43xx chip.  If it is, then there is some hope, since I
> >    > see someone at least got wpa2+psk with aes working apparantly:
> >    >
> >    [1]http://ramblingfoo.blogspot.ca/2008/02/wpa2-psk-with-aes-on-broadcom-wlan0.html
> >
> >    [2]wpa2-psk with aes on a broadcom wlan0 (2.6.24)
> >    ramblingfoo.blogspot.ca
> >    Update: I managed to find out why the wpa_action stuff was needed. Please
> >    ignore the lines written like this ; they are there just for refer...
> >
> >    Here is what I know based on my new Debian PPC v8's installation:
> >    dmesg (full log in [3]http://pastebin.ca/3777025 ):
> >    $ dmesg |grep airport
> >    [   11.706958] airport 0.15 (Benjamin Herrenschmidt
> >    <[hidden email]>)
> >    [   11.707033] airport: Physical address 80030000
> >    [   12.913489] airport 0.00030000:radio: Hardware identity
> >    0005:0001:0001:0002
> >    [   12.921204] airport 0.00030000:radio: Station identity 
> >    001f:0001:0008:0046
> >    [   12.928672] airport 0.00030000:radio: Firmware determined as
> >    Lucent/Agere 8.70
> >    [   13.135033] airport 0.00030000:radio: firmware: failed to load
> >    agere_sta_fw.bin (-2)
> >    [   13.143969] airport 0.00030000:radio: firmware: failed to load
> >    agere_sta_fw.bin (-2)
> >    [   13.151299] airport 0.00030000:radio: Hardware identity
> >    0005:0001:0001:0002
> >    [   13.158542] airport 0.00030000:radio: Station identity 
> >    001f:0001:0008:0046
> >    [   13.165525] airport 0.00030000:radio: Firmware determined as
> >    Lucent/Agere 8.70
> >    [   13.172456] airport 0.00030000:radio: Ad-hoc demo mode supported
> >    [   13.179321] airport 0.00030000:radio: IEEE standard IBSS ad-hoc mode
> >    supported
> >    [   13.186201] airport 0.00030000:radio: WEP supported, 104-bit key
> >    As you can see, it only goes up to WEP. No WPA2. I noticed it said
> >    missing agere_sta_fw.bin firmware from
> >    added "http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian jessie main non-free" in my
> >    /etc/apt/sources.list file. So, I rebooted and rechecked. Now, it
> >    doesn't say it and shows WPA supported, but not WPA2 (better security)?
> >    :(
> >
> >    >From uname -a command: ... 3.16.0-4-powerpc #1 Debian 3.16.39-1+deb8u1
> >    (2017-02-22) ppc GNU/Linux
> >
> >    However, my LXDE and Xfce (have both installed) seem to crash while I
> >    use them. Mouse cursor moves, but don't respond to my clicks. Keyboard
> >    is frozen too.
> >
> >    I might need to uninstall firmware-linux-nonfree package since it was
> >    fine before it. :(