Is it possible that modern wireless card only supports WPA and
not WEP or this is a bug in the driver?
yuri at rawbw.com
Thu Feb 28 01:16:03 UTC 2008
Sam Leffler wrote:
> If you cannot use a feature you'll get an error when you try to use
> it. There simply are not enough capability bits around to waste on
> features that are always true. If I reorg this stuff (and I intend to
> to split crypto out into a separate features word because we are out
> of bits) then I can look into expanding the status.
Exactly, I got errors while trying to use WEP with FreeBSD-based
wireless access point. And I looked in four eyes at all options and
And I first thought that WEP support is a problem. Basically AP with WEP
encryption doesn't work with this card.
Now I wonder if this software-based WEP support can be responsible for
> To be honest you're the first person that's even noticed you can list
> capabilities in the 3+ years that's been in place (or at least made
> public mention). Hardly seems like something that's constantly
> confused people.
Ok I will correct myself: this is very confusing to people who look and
notice. Though there are not too many obviously.
But caps are mentioned in the handbook. And it particularly says there:
ifconfig /ath0/ list caps
This output displays the card capabilities <skip>
Various supported ciphers are also mentioned: WEP, TKIP, WPA2, etc.,
these informations are important to know what security protocols
could be set on the Access Point.
So from this one can conclude that WEP isn't supported. I guess it's
good to mention
here that WEP is always supported no matter what WEP flag says.
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