howto load or install wlan_wep module on freeBSD 5.4 ?

PK piotrekk at
Tue Aug 9 17:56:11 GMT 2005

is your wireless router on open or shared ? 
If I set my wireless router on open, then it works without problems and my ifconfig looks like yours. 

from man ifconfig:

 authmode mode
 	For IEEE 802.11 wireless interfaces, set the desired authentication mode in infrastructure mode. Not all adaptors support all modes. The set of valid modes is "none", "open", and "shared". Modes are case insensitive.

so you should be able to choose authentication mode
open is for me open and shared is shared

 --- On Tue 08/09, Andrew L. Gould < algould at > wrote:
From: Andrew L. Gould [mailto: algould at]
To: piotrekk at
     Cc: freebsd-questions at
Date: Tue, 9 Aug 2005 07:38:57 -0500
Subject: Re: howto load or install wlan_wep module on freeBSD 5.4 ?

On Tue,  9 Aug 2005 05:58:02 -0400 (EDT)<br>"PK" <piotrekk at> wrote:<br><br>> <br>> Is the channel correct?<br>> <br>> yes, it is, without wep works well <br>> <br>> Do you have an active firewall that could be blocking the wireless<br>> interface?<br>> <br>> no, I don't have any firewall active<br>> <br>> <br>> authmode OPEN is the problem, because ifconfig can not set to SHARED<br>> automatically or manually !<br>> <br>> do you have authmode OPEN and you use a shared key ?<br>> I don't thonk so.<br>> <br><br>Yes, I do use a shared key.  If I don't specify a shared key, our<br>Windows PC's fail to connect to the AP.<br><br>From my wireless PC:<br><br># ifconfig ath0<br>ath0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500<br>	inet6 fe80::20d:88ff:fec7:5d89%ath0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x2 <br>	inet netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast<br>	ether 00:0d:88:c7:5d:89<br>	media: IEEE 802.11 Wireless Ethernet autoselect (DS/11Mbps)<br>	status:
associated<br>	ssid datawok 1:datawok<br>	channel 6 authmode OPEN powersavemode OFF powersavesleep 100<br>	rtsthreshold 2312 protmode CTS<br>	wepmode MIXED weptxkey 1<br>	wepkey 1:40-bit<br><br><br>Please note that the AP is 802.11b, thus the automatic selection<br>of 11Mbps.<br><br>If I bootup without any network configuration, here's all I<br>have to do to get the wireless card working:<br><br>ifconfig ath0 inet netmask  \<br>     ssid datawok nwkey 0xXXXXXXXXXX<br>route add default<br>echo "nameserver" > /etc/resolv.conf<br><br><br>Andrew Gould<br>

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