Subject: wi0 encryption (with PRISM 2)
To: None <>
From: Peter Seebach <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/23/2000 21:49:47
Has anyone gotten encryption to work with the -current wi0 driver on a Prism 2
card?  I've got the card talking to a base station (yes, I've temporarily
given up on debugging ad-hoc mode...), but if I tell the station to use an
encryption key, it stops working.  I'm pretty sure the encryption works on the
base station, because my Mac can only connect to it if I give the right

Yes, I'm putting the leading 0x on the key (which is not mostly printable
characters).  "wiconfig wi0" shows the key correctly.

For now, I'll just run an insecure network, but it'd be useful to know
whether this is a possible quirk of the D-Link and Linksys cards, or
whether this is just more pilot error.

(so far, I'd guess that my accumulated pilot error in trying to get this
to work would be enough to wreck any airport in the country.)