howto load or install wlan_wep module on freeBSD 5.4 ?

PK piotrekk at
Tue Aug 9 22:11:14 GMT 2005

my question was if your wireless accesspoint or router 
is set to OPEN or SHARED.

on my wireless router under security settings I have 2 options:
- security mode: I can set OPEN or SHARED
- cipher type: I can disble or enable WEP
if I set WEP on the router and set the security mode OPEN, then my windows works as shared too, but the router is still OPEN.  

my connection is working without WEP only,
but this is not what I want.

without WEP was working before I did this posting.

I need WEP and I want the connection with WEP !

 --- 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 14:11:34 -0500
Subject: Re: howto load or install wlan_wep module on freeBSD 5.4 ?

On Tue,  9 Aug 2005 13:56:02 -0400 (EDT)<br>"PK" <piotrekk at> wrote:<br><br>> <br>> is your wireless router on open or shared ? <br>> If I set my wireless router on open, then it works without problems<br>> and my ifconfig looks like yours. <br>> <br>> from man ifconfig:<br>> <br>><br>> <br>>  authmode mode<br>>  	For IEEE 802.11 wireless interfaces, set the desired<br>> authentication mode in infrastructure mode. Not all adaptors support<br>> all modes. The set of valid modes is "none", "open", and "shared".<br>> Modes are case insensitive.<br>> <br>> <br>> so you should be able to choose authentication mode<br>> open is for me open and shared is shared<br>> <br><br>I cannot find a place in my Access Point's configuration application<br>where it states "shared" or "open".  My Windows PC is set to<br>"shared".<br><br>I'm glad you got you connection working.<br><br>Andrew Gould<br>

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