Subject: Re: NetBSD wi0 AP and Mcintoshes?
To: Hauke Fath <hauke@Espresso.Rhein-Neckar.DE>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: tech-net
Date: 08/06/2004 17:20:40
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On Sun, Aug 01, 2004 at 10:04:37AM +0200, Hauke Fath wrote:
> At 19:57 Uhr -0500 31.7.2004, David Young wrote:
> >On Sat, Jul 31, 2004 at 09:30:32PM +0200, Hauke Fath wrote:
> >> (1=3DOpenSys, 2=3DShared Key):              [ 1 ]
> >>
> >> has "OpenSys" as authentication type. The related switch for wiconfig(=
> >> was present in NetBSD 1.6
> >
> >Right, I removed that thinking it was something else.  But that should
> >not affect AP operation.

Macs will always use Shared Key mode. So if the wi driver won't try both,=
we need to set it to shared key.

> PR 19111 appears to disagree...

Note: I re-added support for this in wiconfig in revision 1.33 of=20
wiconfig.c. Unfortuantely I forgot to update either the manpage or the=20

So all you have to do is use the undocumented -A 2 option and your net=20
should work.

> >I am patching up net80211 ioctls and ifconfig
> >to replace the function.
> Thanks for picking this up.

That's the cleaner long-term solution.

Take care,


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