wi0 values like Wepkey etc...

Brooks Davis brooks at one-eyed-alien.net
Fri Dec 3 12:32:20 PST 2004

On Fri, Dec 03, 2004 at 09:27:54PM +0100, Kiffin Gish wrote:
> I decided to dump Windows for good and installed FreeBSD on my laptop. That
> makes me happy, but I cannot for the life of me connect to the Internet via
> my Dell TrueMobile PCMCIA-card.
> I use this:
> ifconfig wi0 ssis my_ssid wepmode on wepkey 0x12345.
> I have set the SSID and can see that it works, but what is the syntax of
> wepkey 0x12345? If my key is 12345 (decimal) do I use 0x12345, the hex-value
> e.g. 0x3039, or just wepkey 12345?
> Nothing seems to work. Is there something I am missing?

If the first two characters are 0x then the entry is in HEX (0x12345 is
invalid).  Otherwise it's an ASCII string.  A wep key of the decimal
number 12345 is entierly non-sensical.

-- Brooks

Any statement of the form "X is the one, true Y" is FALSE.
PGP fingerprint 655D 519C 26A7 82E7 2529  9BF0 5D8E 8BE9 F238 1AD4
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 189 bytes
Desc: not available
Url : http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-mobile/attachments/20041203/3a74dba0/attachment.bin

More information about the freebsd-mobile mailing list