bin/95956: 128-bit

Ruslan Ermilov ru at
Mon Apr 17 18:50:16 UTC 2006

The following reply was made to PR bin/95956; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Ruslan Ermilov <ru at>
To: Christopher Chin <cchin at ack.Berkeley.EDU>
Cc: freebsd-gnats-submit at
Subject: Re: bin/95956: 128-bit
Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2006 21:49:04 +0300

 On Mon, Apr 17, 2006 at 06:38:55PM +0000, Christopher Chin wrote:
 > After a recent cvsup, buildworld, and new kernel, I can no longer 
 > effectively use 128bit wep with my wi0 driver.
 > This worked beautifully with my 5.4, and I'm pretty sure this worked
 > well after my upgrade to 6.0 and 6.1-PRERELEASE.
 >   bubble (cchin):/home/cchin# ifconfig wi0 wep wepkey 0x12345678901234567890abcdef 
 >   ifconfig: SIOCS80211: Invalid argument
 >   bubble (cchin):/home/cchin#
 From the ifconfig(8) manpage:
 : A WEP key will be either 5 or 13 characters (40 or 104 bits)
 : depending of the local network and the capabilities of the
 : adaptor.
 Ruslan Ermilov
 ru at
 FreeBSD committer

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