Subject: Re: HEADS UP wi(4), ifconfig(8), wiconfig(8)
To: None <>
From: Bernd Ernesti <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/22/2002 17:03:21
On Fri, Sep 27, 2002 at 11:03:20PM -0500, David Young wrote:

Catching up with mail.

> Ifconfig now provides a consistent interface to 802.11 parameters for
> every hardware type supported by wi(4).  You should prefer ifconfig to


> wiconfig for all purposes except scanning for APs, dumping statistics
> counters, setting AP density, MAC address, max data length, RTS threshold,
> microwave oven robustness, and roaming function.  In other words, wiconfig
> options -c, -e, -f, -k, -n, -P, -p, -q, and -t are being deprecated.

Hmm, see further.

> WEP encryption is enabled by setting a WEP key (or keys) with the
> nwkey option to ifconfig. WEP encryption is disabled with -nwkey. This
> deprecates -e and -k.

So, there is no way to just disable WEP and enable it again with a flag without
also specifing the key again?

This isn't so good. It would be better to add a key and enable and/or disable it
with just an ifconfig option.