Bug#407492: Add ieee80211_crypt_wep for use during install
Version: etch rc1 netinstall
I am trying to use the bcm43xx module during installation for "Debian
Etch Rc1 NetInstall" but I am unable to since module ieee80211_crypt_wep
is not available. This is required to access networks which require WEP
using the BCM43XX based cards. Also it would be nice to have the
related wpa modules available but it seems the installer doesn't handle
that right now.
My system does not have a wired ethernet card so I need wireless access
to install with the latest packages. To prepare the system I put the
firmware, which was previously extracted using a livecd, on a USB memory
stick. I then switch to tty2 right after the installed boots (before hw
detection) and copy the files to /lib/firmware as needed. When the
installer gets to the network setup it finds the card with no problem
and even finds the network on its own.
As a workaround for not using WEP, I setup my powerbook as an access
point with no required WEP key then manually specified the network
settings. After doing this I was able to update apt source and install
the latest packages.
What are the chances of getting this module included in the next release?