Subject: Re: How is wep (de)crypted ?
To: dynek <>
From: David Young <>
List: tech-net
Date: 12/13/2005 16:44:28
On Tue, Dec 13, 2005 at 11:17:14PM +0100, dynek wrote:
> Hi.
> There's no information about this in the wi(4) man and I am wondering
> how is wep (de)crypted ? Is it hardware or software based ?

Usually, the NIC firmware encrypts and decrypts packets, possibly with
the help of a crypto accelerator.  In host AP mode, the driver encrypts,
but the NIC decrypts---this is apparently a workaround for a bug in
certain firmware revisions.


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