I'm doing something a bit out of the ordinary -- programmatically setting up wireless adapters on Win98 machines. The technique works fine for Belkins, but Netgear has a dramatically more complex registry environment for their adapter.
It looks as if my principal problem is that the key is not stored in plaintext. Normally that's a plus, obviously. Not in this case. I have no idea how to store a value that will make the adapter work.
I've regmoned the heck out of this thing while making he changes using the systray widget. I've compared before/after exports. And still, no settings I make to the registry -- no matter how much they appear to mimic what the widget does -- enable device operation.
I believe if I could generate the string that's stored here:
. . . i'd be a happy camper.
Has anyone else done the kind of bit-level tinkering I'm trying to do, here, and met with success? This really kind of sucks. The presumption by manufacturers that everyone on the planet will want to click on a systray widget to configure their devices, is a frustrating thing for a sysadmin to observe on the part of OEMs.