Bugs in wireless WEP mode
|Reported by:||NaomasaMaruyama||Owned by:||kris|
|Keywords:||WEP Hex key, index||Cc:||trac-bugs@…|
When using WEP mode and setting 10 digit hex key by Network manager, I never succeed in getting dhcp address. Checking with ifconfig, I see the key is set to be 104 bits, which should be 40 bits for 10 digit hex wep key.
wlan0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 1500
inet6 fe80::6680:99ff:fe4b:5590%wlan0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x7
inet 0.0.0.0 netmask 0xff000000 broadcast 255.255.255.255
media: IEEE 802.11 Wireless Ethernet DS/11Mbps mode 11g
ssid Maruyama-home-lan channel 10 (2457 MHz 11g) bssid 00:07:40:57:57:13
country US authmode OPEN privacy ON deftxkey 1 wepkey 1:104-bit
txpower 15 bmiss 10 scanvalid 450 bgscan bgscanintvl 300
bgscanidle 250 roam:rssi 7 roam:rate 5 protmode CTS wme roaming MANUAL
Another strange behavior of the Network manager for WEP mode is treatment of key index. Setting my wireless station to be WEP mode of key index other than 1 and using Network manager, I sometimes succeed in getting dhcp address but mostly fail. Anyway the key index setting is NOT saved by the Network manager, and returns to the default value after reboot.
I checked these phenomena on PCBSD9.1(03-06-2013 amd64, i386). I don't know whether they are resolved in PCBSD9.2.
Change History (4)
comment:1 Changed 19 months ago by joshms
- Resolution set to wontfix
- Status changed from new to closed
comment:2 Changed 18 months ago by NaomasaMaruyama
- Resolution wontfix deleted
- Status changed from closed to reopened