howto load or install wlan_wep module on freeBSD 5.4 ?

Andrew L. Gould algould at
Wed Aug 10 04:13:42 GMT 2005

On Tue,  9 Aug 2005 18:11:09 -0400 (EDT)
"PK" <piotrekk at> wrote:

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

As I stated in my previous email:  I could not find a place in my AP's
configuration application that states whether it is set to open or
shared.  I am using a Linksys BEFW11S4 V2.

> 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>>  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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