why do I require "WPA" in rc.conf even for open networks.

Eitan Adler lists at eitanadler.com
Sun Jul 25 13:08:46 UTC 2010

> I use WPA and have no urge to run tests for someone else on this
> right now, but are you sure something like
> ifconfig_wlan0="ssid ForteanJungle wepmode mixed wepkey 8675309 DHCP"
> doesn't work at all these days?

I had
ifconfig_wlan0="ssid MySSID DHCP"
and attempted to connect to an OPEN network without being able to do so.
When I added ifconfig_wlan0="ssid MySSID WPA DHCP" I was able to
connect to the same network.

Eitan Adler

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