howto load or install wlan_wep module on freeBSD 5.4 ?

Andrew L. Gould algould at
Tue Aug 9 12:38:52 GMT 2005

On Tue,  9 Aug 2005 05:58:02 -0400 (EDT)
"PK" <piotrekk at> wrote:

> Is the channel correct?
> yes, it is, without wep works well 
> Do you have an active firewall that could be blocking the wireless
> interface?
> no, I don't have any firewall active
> authmode OPEN is the problem, because ifconfig can not set to SHARED
> automatically or manually !
> do you have authmode OPEN and you use a shared key ?
> I don't thonk so.

Yes, I do use a shared key.  If I don't specify a shared key, our
Windows PC's fail to connect to the AP.

From my wireless PC:

# ifconfig ath0
	inet6 fe80::20d:88ff:fec7:5d89%ath0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x2 
	inet netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast
	ether 00:0d:88:c7:5d:89
	media: IEEE 802.11 Wireless Ethernet autoselect (DS/11Mbps)
	status: associated
	ssid datawok 1:datawok
	channel 6 authmode OPEN powersavemode OFF powersavesleep 100
	rtsthreshold 2312 protmode CTS
	wepmode MIXED weptxkey 1
	wepkey 1:40-bit

Please note that the AP is 802.11b, thus the automatic selection
of 11Mbps.

If I bootup without any network configuration, here's all I
have to do to get the wireless card working:

ifconfig ath0 inet netmask  \
     ssid datawok nwkey 0xXXXXXXXXXX
route add default
echo "nameserver" > /etc/resolv.conf

Andrew Gould

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