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Using WEP with MacOSX[client] and FreeBSD[WAP]



At 06:41 27/1/04, you wrote:
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>
>Hi all,
>
>I have set up a FreeBSD -CURRENT box as a WAP sucessfully. I am now in the 
>process of setting up WEP.
>
>I have successfully turned on WEP on the WAP with:
>
>ifconfig_wi0="ssid doubt_it wepmode on wepkey 0x032ED30A31CD97041DCE535047 
>channel 11 media DS/11Mbps mediaopt hostap up stationname 'FreeBSD_AP'"
>
>This seems to work fine.
>
>However, the problem is trying to get my MacOSX powerbook to log into the 
>network with a WEP password i.e. The password keeps getting rejected.
>
>I'm acutally typing in the hex number prefixed with a $. As recommended by:
>
>http://www.atpm.com/8.04/wifi.shtml
>
>Has anyone had any experience on connecting MacOSX to a FreeBSD WAP with 
>WEP enabled ?

Yes. I think you should put in just 032ED30A31CD97041DCE535047

>If so could you please shine some on light on how to get my WEP password 
>accepted on the MacOSX side.
>
>Thanks
>
>- Alex
>
>p.s Yes I know WEP is crackable. It is my 1st layer of security.
>
>
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