misc/90656: 6.0-RELEASE (i386) cannot be installed via wlan/wep

Matthias Buelow mkb at incubus.de
Mon Dec 19 08:50:38 PST 2005

>Number:         90656
>Category:       misc
>Synopsis:       6.0-RELEASE (i386) cannot be installed via wlan/wep
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    freebsd-bugs
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Mon Dec 19 16:50:02 GMT 2005
>Originator:     Matthias Buelow
>Release:        6.0-RELEASE i386
              Trying to configure a wlan interface (wi0, in that case) during installation (bootonly cd) for use with wep fails with:

ifconfig: SIOCS80211: Invalid argument
ieee80211_load_module: load the wlan_wep module by hand for now.

There's no way to load the module (except if you happen to have it on a floppy CD, or rather, if you have a floppy drive at all), and it doesn't seem to exist on the bootonly CD either.

This worked Ok with 5.x, afair.

              Get the i386 6.0-R bootonly ISO cd and try to install via wep-encrypted wlan.


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