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Re: linux-wlan-ng wep

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On Friday 17 October 2003 20:42, Yves Rutschle wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 17, 2003 at 03:25:15PM +0200, Maximilian Pascher wrote:
> > please excuse this stupid question, but where the heck do I find the
> > correct config file for linux-wlan-ng to set a wep key?
> Not really a stupid question... I think the whole WLAN
> system lacks a bit of maturation in the Linux (Debian?)
> world, and there are indeed settings all over the place.
> Also, I have a suspicion that Debian does things in a
> different way than other distributions, rendering lots of
> documentation slightly wrong.
> Apparently, encryption keys are manipulated with
> iwconfig(8), and most iwconfig parameters I have for my card
> are defined in /etc/network/interfaces, preceded with
> "wireless_". So if I were you, I'd try to add my key for the
> appropriate interface as:
> iface wlan0 inet dhcp
>         wireless_mode managed
>         wireless_essid my_network
>         wireless_enc 0001-0002-0003-0004
> I haven't tried encryption at all yet, so this message is
> given to you free of charge and free of warranty, including
> that any of it is even remotely true :-)
> Do let us know if that works tho!
> /Y

Hi Yves,

yes, my distribution is of course Debian. But Your method didn't work... 
iwconfig doesn't work with linux-wlan-ng. Perhaps the easiest way is to 
change the driver... But I don't want to give in to some stupid lines of 
config file.
It's a shame that the knoppix wlan config program does not work with 
Anyway, if anyone has some more information on where these damned keys are set 
it will be welcome.



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