wpa_supplicant and WEP....

Eric Schuele e.schuele at computer.org
Fri Sep 30 13:36:35 PDT 2005

James Snow wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 30, 2005 at 09:56:21AM -0500, Eric Schuele wrote:
>>I have gotten wpa_supplicant to work fine for WPA-PSK and open sites... 
>>but I would like it to work with WEP as well.  it appears to associate 
>>with a WEP site no matter what WEP key I give it.  But whether the key 
>>is correct or not... I can not get a response from my DHCP server.
>>My wpa_supplicant entry:
> ...
>>   wep_tx_keyidx=0
> I would try dropping this line. I use wpa_supplicant to connect to a
> number of different wireless networks and for the WEP-only ones I've
> never needed anything more than:
> ssid=...
> key_mgmt=NONE
> wep_key0=...

Still no go.  The wep_key0 is the clear text passphrase, correct?  Not
one of the encrypted keys? right?

> -Snow
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