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Re: airport and encryption

On Thu, 2004-09-16 at 18:13, Adam Done wrote:
> I have been setting up my wireless using apples airport.  So far I have
> been able to access the base station with an open network but when I try
> to access with a close network and 40bit encryption I am locked out.
> in the /etc/network/interfaces 
> 	wireless_essid net-name
> 	wireless_key s:password xxxxx
> but when I do restart the network interfaces I get this error
> #  /etc/init.d/networking restart
> Setting up IP spoofing protection: rp_filter.
> Reconfiguring network interfaces...Error : unrecognised wireless request
> "xxxxx"
> done.
> I am at a loss to access a close protected airport base station.  I did
> a man iwconfig to learn how to use the password.  Does anyone have any
> good sujestions?
> -Adam

I had a similar problem with my iBook 500 with graphite base station
using static connection and 40bit encryption. The "wireless_key s:xxxxx"
line always gave me an error. I don't know if it was too old firmware or
what. My solution was to open the Airport Admin program in OS X to
configure the base station. Click where it says "password" to see what
the password key is in hex. Then change the wireless_key line to
"wireless_key ABCDEF0123", rather than entering as a string. Also, don't
know if it matters, but my interfaces file uses "wireless-key" rather
than "wireless_key".


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