howto load or install wlan_wep module on freeBSD 5.4 ?

PK piotrekk at
Mon Aug 8 20:57:50 GMT 2005

1. Poor signal strength

no, very good (1 meter distance)
windows installed on the same machine shows 100% 

2. Improperly configured nameserver information (/etc/resolv.conf)

it's correct, because with ethernet nic works well

3. Improperly configured default gateway

it's correct, otherwise I cannot ping the default router from
the ethernet nic

other question

howto set (change) DS/1Mbps to 54Mbps ? 

 --- On Mon 08/08, Andrew L. Gould < algould at > wrote:
From: Andrew L. Gould [mailto: algould at]
To: piotrekk at
     Cc: freebsd-questions at
Date: Mon, 8 Aug 2005 14:57:22 -0500
Subject: Re: howto load or install wlan_wep module on freeBSD 5.4 ?

On Mon,  8 Aug 2005 15:09:31 -0400 (EDT)<br>"PK" <piotrekk at> wrote:<br><br>> <br>> hi<br>> <br>> I have wlan card WG311T from Netgear installed on freeBSD 5.4<br>> <br>> # ifconfig<br>> ath0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500<br>>         inet netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast<br>>         inet6 fe80::20f:b5ff:fe26:d1c9%ath0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x1<br>>         ether 00:0f:c4:12:b2:b8<br>>         media: IEEE 802.11 Wireless Ethernet autoselect (DS/1Mbps)<br>>         status: no carrier<br>>         ssid myssid 1:myssid<br>>         channel -1 authmode OPEN powersavemode OFF powersavesleep 100<br>>         rtsthreshold 2312 protmode CTS<br>>         wepmode MIXED weptxkey 1<br>>         wepkey 1:104-bit<br>>  <br>> but it doesn't work.<br>> <br>> I think WEP is not active ! <br>> <br>> in /etc/rc.conf I have:<br>> <br>> ifconfig_ath0="inet netmask ssid myssid<br>> wepmode on wepkey 
0xXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX" <br>> <br>> it seems I'm missing wlan_wep module<br>> <br>> # kldstat<br>> Id Refs Address    Size     Name<br>>  1   16 0xc0400000 5dde24   kernel<br>>  2    1 0xc09de000 47dc     snd_via8233.ko<br>>  3    2 0xc09e3000 1d4fc    sound.ko<br>>  4    1 0xc0a01000 b948     if_ath.ko<br>>  5    2 0xc0a0d000 279a8    ath_hal.ko<br>>  6   14 0xc0a35000 56270    acpi.ko<br>>  7    1 0xc25fc000 6000     linprocfs.ko<br>>  8    1 0xc265b000 17000    linux.ko<br>>  9    1 0xc2f27000 9000     ntfs.ko<br>> <br>> howto activate or install wlan_wep module ?<br>> <br>> piotr <br>> <br><br>I'm using an atheros wireless PCI adapter with 64bit WEP.  I've never<br>had to load a wep module.<br><br>How do you know the configuration isn't working?  Are you unable to<br>ping other IP addresses?  Are you unable to ping other host names?<br><br>Some non-WEP problems could inlude:<br>1. Poor signal strength<br>2. Improperly configured nameserver information 
(/etc/resolv.conf)<br>3. Improperly configured default gateway<br><br>More information would be helpful.<br><br>Andrew Gould<br>

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