misc/88599: Change in default behavior with ifconfig and WEP
brooks at one-eyed-alien.net
Mon Nov 7 12:40:22 PST 2005
The following reply was made to PR misc/88599; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Brooks Davis <brooks at one-eyed-alien.net>
To: Eric Millbrandt <emillbrandt at coldhaus.com>
Cc: freebsd-gnats-submit at freebsd.org
Subject: Re: misc/88599: Change in default behavior with ifconfig and WEP
Date: Mon, 7 Nov 2005 12:34:31 -0800
On Mon, Nov 07, 2005 at 01:40:42PM +0000, Eric Millbrandt wrote:
> The default behavior of ifconfig has changed since 5.4 when configuring a wireless card. Previously in rc.conf ifconfig_wi0="inet 192.168.1.10 netmask 255.255.255.0 ssid RedHouse wepmode on wepkey 0xVALUE" would successfully configure your card. Now in 6.0 you get the following error messages.
> ieee80211_load_module: load the wlan_wep module by hand for now.
> ifconfig: SIOCS80211: Invalid argument
A wireless documentation update is in the works. Documentation in
ifconfig(8) is inappropriate since the problem is that your kernel
is misconfigured (you need the wlan_wep module built in or loaded at
startup is you want to use wep).
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