Subject: Re: ath driver and wep
To: None <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/01/2005 17:45:15
In message <>, Vincent writes:
>Greg Troxel a =E9crit :
>> I made the following change (locally, not committed) yet to
>> sys/dev/ic/ath.c to write wep keys to the hardware on power up.  This
>> intends to fix the problem of wep keys being set while the power is
>> off (ifconfig nwkey before ifconfig up), or lost during ifconfig
>> down/up.  I tested on one machine and an ifconfig down/up resulted in
>> a working configuration where previously it did not (and I received a
>> report from someone else who had the same problem).
>I tested it, not for long, but I was led to this:
>It is *definitely* better. but I think it does not solve completely the =

>problem, as I found my PC disconnected after a while. And it surely does=

>not solve the autodeconnection bug (the card drops the link for some =

>unknown reason).
I've frequently had that latter problem, with both a PCMCIA wi0 card =

and a built-in ath0, for several years.  It seems to be related to =

traffic levels, since I have much more trouble in busy wireless =

environments. =

		--Steven M. Bellovin,