FreeBSD 6-Beta3: WEP stopped working (wlap_wep.ko loaded)

Kevin Oberman oberman at
Tue Sep 6 08:56:12 PDT 2005

> Date: Tue, 6 Sep 2005 14:31:10 +0200 (CEST)
> From: "Carsten Zimmermann" <carp at>
> Sender: owner-freebsd-mobile at
> Hash: SHA1
> Hello -
> I have recently upgraded to FreeBSD6-BETA3 via cvsup. I had been
> running a fairly new 5-STABLE before. Because I was never lucky
> to get the installed miniPCI card in my Dell Inspiron 1150 to fly
> with ndiswrapper, I thought I shall give FBSD 6 a try.
> Unfortunately, with the overhauling of the wlan framework, my
> Orinoco Gold PCMCIA card, which worked perfectly fine with the
> wi(4) driver, now stopped working with WEP.
> `ifconfig wi0` shows that the card is associated to my AP, all values
> are set properly (ssid, wepmode and -key) and the wlan_wep.ko module
> is loaded. What am I missing here?

One change in V6. You must explicitly specify the key to use. Key 1 is
no longer defaulted to.

ifconfig wepmode on ssid "SSID" weptxkey 1 wepkey 1:0xYOUR_KEY
R. Kevin Oberman, Network Engineer
Energy Sciences Network (ESnet)
Ernest O. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab)
E-mail: oberman at			Phone: +1 510 486-8634

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