From: Benjamin Reed <breed@al...> - 2001-03-15 17:08:58
Sorry I don't use the windows utilities so I can't remember what the exact
words were, but there is a check box to turn wep on or off, and then you
can select whether you want open or shared authentication. That's two
bits, but in reality there are only three options since you cannot used
shared authentication when wep is off. Thus you end up with completely
open (no wep no authentication), only encryption (wep on no
authentication), or shared key authentication (wep on shared
authentication). It's described in the airo.4 man page.
"Robert A. Mackie" <robert_mackie@...>@csl.cse.ucsc.edu on 03/14/2001
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Subject: [Aironet] WEP: open vs WEP: encrypt
In my office, they just switched all the access points over from WEP -
shared to WEP - open. I verified this by booting Windows and
connecting. For a while I couldn't associate my linux client with the
access point. Finally, someone tried "WEP: encrypt" on their linux
box. Poof, everything worked.
Are "WEP: open" and "WEP: encrypt" known to be reversed in the linux
PS: We're using several different versions of the linux driver and all
have the same experience.
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