misc/88599: Change in default behavior with ifconfig and WEP

Brooks Davis 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:
 > >Description:
 > The default behavior of ifconfig has changed since 5.4 when configuring a wireless card.  Previously in rc.conf ifconfig_wi0="inet netmask 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).
 -- Brooks

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