WEP on wi(4) [was: Re: LOR wlan0 wi0]

John Nielsen lists at jnielsen.net
Tue Sep 1 04:13:00 UTC 2009

On Sunday 09 August 2009 01:27:07 am Sam Leffler wrote:
> > Sam Leffler <sam at errno.com> wrote:
> I can confirm WEP is broken on wi in sta mode (and probably ap mode). 
> I found at least two bugs but couldn't get it to work so am going to
> leave it as an errata for 8.0.  But what's truly odd is that WPA works
> fine despite a bug that should've caused it to not work.  I knew WPA
> worked which is probably why I ignored WEP (noone in their right mind 
> uses WEP when WPA is available :-)).

So for us wrong-minded people with wi(4) hardware that lacks WPA support 
is it better to stick with 7.x for now? Any patches available or a rough 
ETA? Is there a specific set of 8-CURRENT commits before which WEP is 
known (or strongly suspected) to work? Anything others can do to help 
besides ask annoying questions? (Sadly I'm not quite enough of a kernel 
hacker to adopt maintainership of wi.)



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