Subject: Re: using WEP and the wi(4) driver, any experience?
To: Brian Buhrow <>
From: Lennart Augustsson <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/10/2001 08:04:57
I'm not sure about Linksys, but my D-Link card can't do WEP in
hardware.  It claims it can, but if you look closely at the driver that
D-Link has for Linux you can see that it does encryption in software.

    -- Lennart

Brian Buhrow wrote:

>         Hello folks.  I've just purchased a Linksys wireless lan card
> which works great with the wi(4) driver and wiconfig(8) under NetBSD-1.5Z,
> as long as I don't try to use WEP.  I'm using it with a Farallon 8581
> gateway, which claims to do 64-bit and 128-bit encryption.  If I try to
> talk with the Farallon using either the 40-bit key or the 104-bit key, they
> appear to not communicate, as if their keys aren't matching.  Does the WEP
> support work on non-Lucent cards?
> Are there any tricks for debugging this problem any further?
> -thanks
> -Brian