Subject: Re: wi(4) interoperability, 104bit WEP key patch
To: Andrew Cagney <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Tod McQuillin <email@example.com>
Date: 01/03/2002 20:59:07
On Thu, 3 Jan 2002, Andrew Cagney wrote:
> wi0 at obio0 offset 0x30000 irq 57: 802.11 address 00:30:65:01:37:c9
> wi0: using Lucent chip or unknown chip
> The original air port cards were only 40 bit. Apple made available a
> firmware upgrade to the client side card (i.e. the card in my mac) to
> enable 104bit WEP. When I tried it against a 104bit basestation (not an
> airport basestation though) I couldn't get it to work.
> I'm wondering if anyone can report success with this. I could be
> missing something stupid.
I have an iBook with original 40-bit Airport card, using FreeBSD as a
basestation (not really a basestation -- ad-hoc mode).
After installing Airport 2.0 software from Apple, I was able to use
104-bit WEP keys at both ends.
So I can confirm that the Airport 2.0 software from Apple does appear to
flash the firmware of the Airport card to support 104-bit WEP. Whether
this works with any other OS besides MacOS, I can't say.