misc/88599: Change in default behavior with ifconfig and WEP

Eric Millbrandt emillbrandt at coldhaus.com
Mon Nov 7 05:50:18 PST 2005


>Number:         88599
>Category:       misc
>Synopsis:       Change in default behavior with ifconfig and WEP
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    freebsd-bugs
>State:          open
>Quarter:        
>Keywords:       
>Date-Required:
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Mon Nov 07 13:50:16 GMT 2005
>Closed-Date:
>Last-Modified:
>Originator:     Eric Millbrandt
>Release:        6.0 Release
>Organization:
>Environment:
FreeBSD sniffles.XYZ.com 6.0-RELEASE FreeBSD 6.0-RELEASE #1: Sun Nov  6 18:14:37 EST 2005     emillbrandt at sniffles.XYZ.com:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/SNIFFLES  i386
>Description:
The default behavior of ifconfig has changed since 5.4 when configuring a wireless card.  Previously in rc.conf ifconfig_wi0="inet 192.168.1.10 netmask 255.255.255.0 ssid RedHouse wepmode on wepkey 0xVALUE" would successfully configure your card.  Now in 6.0 you get the following error messages.

ieee80211_load_module: load the wlan_wep module by hand for now.
ifconfig: SIOCS80211: Invalid argument

This change is not noted in the freebsd handbook or the ifconfig(8) man page. 
>How-To-Repeat:
ifconfig_wi0="inet 192.168.1.10 netmask 255.255.255.0 ssid RedHouse wepmode on wepkey 0xVALUE"
>Fix:
ifconfig_wi0="inet 192.168.1.10 netmask 255.255.255.0 ssid RedHouse wepmode on weptxkey 1 wepkey 0xVALUE"
>Release-Note:
>Audit-Trail:
>Unformatted:


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