Re: airport and encryption
On Thu, 2004-09-16 at 17:17, Dean Hamstead wrote:
> i dont think MacOSX will be much help trying to get
> wireless going in linux.
> what WAP are you using?
Using 40 WEP set on the orrig base station.
> Adam Done wrote:
> > On Thu, 2004-09-16 at 17:09, Dean Hamstead wrote:
> >>well my understanding is that the 'password'/secret
> >>is just a human interface ontop of normal encruption keys
> >>i wouldnt be suprised if it just breaks your secret into
> >>hex and just uses the first 6 letters or whatever
> >>as for setting the key on the WAP, that would depend on
> >>your WAP
> >>i assuming your using an airport? im not, like i said im
> >>just using a generic 802.11b WAP. depending on how you
> >>configure your airport WAP, through macos or via the open
> >>source java configuration tool
> >>i dont see why it wouldnt be using secrets properly, but
> >>i would say that the driver is relying on the hardware
> >>to make sense of your input, but in macos the OS converts
> >>it and loads it.
> >>(i wish i had my ibook on me, i could be more help to you
> >>but alas im at work)
> >>dont get discouraged though! the airport card works great
> >>in linux!
> > Yes, that seams to be my challenge to find what the secret key is and or
> > convert the password to the secret key. I am soooo new to wirless esp
> > in linux so it is def a challenge. I even looked in os x to find where
> > the secret is kept but I do have to admit that I am more familar with
> > linux than os x's UNIX.
> > -Adam