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Bug#262624: netcfg: does not set WEP key when one is specified

Package: netcfg
Version: 1.00
Severity: normal


I was testing the daily build of d-i from sarge on my laptop for a
change, and I have a wireless network, with WEP. I was prompted for a
WEP key, and I entered it in the format nnnn-nnnn-nn, but from
inspection with iwconfig on VT2, the WEP key was not actually set.

Prior to being asked for a WEP key, iwconfig didn't report an encryption
key in use at all, and after supplying one, it reported 0000-0000-00 as
the encryption key. Leaving the WEP key blank when asked correctly set
encryption to off altogether.

So it seems that there is a problem with feeding the encryption key to
iwconfig. If I manually set the key in VT2 things proceed as they



-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.7-1-686

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