ifconfig wepkey on 6.0
kalin at el.net
Sun Apr 2 23:42:17 UTC 2006
hi.. i'm trying again to make my wepkey work..
i load manually wlan_wep. then do this in order:
ifconfig wi0 ssid here-and-now channel 6
ifocnfig wi0 wepmode on
ifconfig wi0 wepkey 1:0x7924092374273503745WEPKEYSTUFF
using bind dhclient
wi0: timeout in wi_cmd 0x0002; event status 0x8008
wi0: timeout in wi_cmd 0x0000; event status 0x8008
etc.. then it says that the network is down and the wi0 status is changed
i'm really in need to fix this here as i'm on a convention that uses 128
bit key and i cant get a connection... and i need it badly..
thanks a lot...
>>> according to the man page of ifconfig in 6.0 the wepkey should be 5
>>> 13 characters
>> comes out to a bit more in hex :-)
>> just enter wepkey 309EFC5AB8
> what do you mean?
> i'm confused now... sorry. the key is generated by the point - wireless
> router. and i get an hex string back.. no matter what i put in as
> password (or how many ascii characters) i always get the 128 bit hex. so
> when i try it with ifconfig i always get the same error - even without the
> index and the 0x...
> ifconfig: SIOCS80211: Invalid argument
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