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Re: WEP in Lucent silver card
On Saturday, 2 March 2002 at 21:04:46 -0500, Dan Harnett wrote:
> On Sun, 3 Mar 2002 10:17:40 +1030
> Greg Lehey <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> On Friday, 1 March 2002 at 9:59:07 -0500, Dan Harnett wrote:
>>> Do you have a base station? If not, you need to set the port type to 3.
>> There are two ways of running without a base station. You can use
>> "demo ad hoc" mode (port type 3), but this is a non-standard method
>> and limits the kinds of cards you can talk to. The other is IBSS
>> mode, where one of the cards simulates a base station. This
>> interoperates better, both with other cards and other systems. To set
>> this, keep port 1, but on the machine you want to simulate the bas
>> station, set the "create IBSS" bit (wicontrol -c 1).
> I wouldn't necessarily say that it interoperates better.
IBSS mode is standardized. Demo ad-hoc mode isn't. I haven't been
able to test, since I only have Lucent cards, but I've been told that
demo ad-hoc doesn't interoperate with other cards. Try interoperating
with a Linux box, even with Lucent cards, for example.
> The manual page for wicontrol states the "-c" option as "Lucent
I'd guess that this is a driver restriction. It also says:
Note: this option is provided for experimental purposes only: en-
abling the creation of an IBSS on a host system doesn't appear to
That is demonstrably incorrect. I use this feature in my home
Finger email@example.com for PGP public key
See complete headers for address and phone numbers