ifconfig for WLAN using WEP

Peter Risdon peter at circlesquared.com
Tue Dec 21 02:44:51 PST 2004

Scott Bennett wrote:
>      Paul Schmehl <pauls at utdallas.edu> wrote:
>>--On Monday, December 20, 2004 02:14:20 AM -0600 Scott Bennett 
>><bennett at cs.niu.edu> wrote:
>>>     I've been asked in freebsd-newbies to move this to freebsd-questions,
>>>so I'll start with my original message content after this line.
>>>     I'm trying to get my FreeBSD 5.2.1 system to connect to our household
>>>wireless net.  The router and the only other computer in the household are
>>>using WEP, so my FreeBSD machine needs to do so as well.  Unfortunately,
>>>whenever I add a WEP-related argument (e.g., wep, wepkey, wepmode) to the
>>>ifconfig command, as in
>>>	ifconfig fwe0 wep
>>>I get
>>>	ifconfig: SIOCS80211: Invalid argument

fwe is not a wireless interface, it's ethernet over firewire.

You're not really giving enough information in this post. What is your 
wireless card?


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