Re: WEP as station in config file?

From: Jouni Malinen (
Date: 2002-06-30 06:30:43 UTC

On Sat, Jun 29, 2002 at 06:05:22PM -0400, wrote:

> But if I want to use it on a WEP AP, I can give the key using iwconfig by
> hand, but if the driver then drops out, even if it restarts itself, it
> seems not to know the key thereafter till I tell it, by hand, again.
> Obviously a pain, since the drop-outs tend to happen quite regularly (at
> least on the older version, I've only just upgraded to 05-19).

I do not know what you mean with "drop-opt". If the driver gets unloaded, yes it will certainly lose WEP configuration. However, if the card is only resetted, driver should reconfigure WEP (this was fixed in 2002-04-21 release, so if you are using older one, it will lose keys even on card reset).

> Is there a way to put the required key into a configuration file? Or is
> there a way to get the driver to remember it?

You can configure WEP keys, just like other wireless related setup, in pcmcia-cs's configuration files. See /etc/pcmcia/wireless.opts for an example.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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