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Re: wireless configuration (dhcp, wep) during install

On Wed, December 28, 2005 7:19 pm, Marcus Tenes wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm trying to install 3.8 on my iBook from the bootable cd. I'm using
> a Netgear MA111 wireless card for my network interface. It's
> recognized by OpenBSD as wi0, and I select it as my the interface I'd
> like to configure. Our internet connection is shared by Airport using
> 128-bit WEP. When the installer asks me for the IPv4 address for wi0,
> I chose dhcp. Then it starts polling the following:
> DHCP DISCOVER on wi0 to port 67 interval 2
> DHCP DISCOVER on wi0 to port 67 interval 4
> DHCP DISCOVER on wi0 to port 67 interval 11
> etc. I assume that means the wireless card is trying to find a
> network to join? This went on for a long time so I hit ctrl-c and tried
> ifconfig wi0 nwid MyNetwork nwkey 0xmyreallylonghexkey
> It returned saying "Numerical argument out of domain." Does this mean
> 128-bit WEP is not supported from the install disc or do I need to do
> something else to get my network going for the install? I appreciate
> any help.
> Marcus

>From wi(4):

"wi is capable of using both 40-bit (5 characters
or 10 hexadecimal digits) or 104-bit (13 characters or
26 hexadecimal digits) keys."


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