Trying to use my ath wireless with wep.

Andrew Thompson thompsa at
Fri Jun 27 00:59:15 UTC 2008

On Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 07:48:16PM -0500, eculp at wrote:
> Thanks to the help here I have been enjoying my ath for almost a week.  It 
> works perfectly with the following in rc.conf
> wlans_ath0=wlan0
> ifconfig_wlan0="DHCP ssid virus2"
> Now I am trying to get it to connect with wep.  I have set the modem open 
> wep pass phrase key to lets say 1122334455 and I have substituted the above 
> ifconfig_wlan0 line for:
> ifconfig_wlan0="DHCP ssid virus2 wepmode on wepkey 0x1122334455"
> and I have also tried it with WPA before DHCP but it doesn't connect either 
> way.

I believe you need to also set 'deftxkey 1', see ifconfig(8).


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