[nycbug-talk] ifconfig wi0 "10 number HEX key" arg ?

Dru dlavigne6 at sympatico.ca
Sun Aug 27 14:23:54 EDT 2006

On Sun, 27 Aug 2006, Bill wrote:

> Hello Family,
> I'm on a wifi network where all the other Unix(like) and Windows
> laptops seem to be able to pass a "ten" (10) digit number as the
> "hex" key.
> In the "ifconfig" manpage for FreeBSD-6.1 it states, under the
> stanza for "wepkey" that the number must be 5 or 13 chars long.
> The number that is being used for the 10 digit key is:
> 	1466466946
> So, I've tried numerous calc's to see if I can convert this to a
> HEX, 5 or 13 char output and was wondering if I'm missing something.
> Of course, when WEP is turned off the wireless nic works find.
> Orinoco_Gold card.

Bill Moran and myself had this same issue at the Postgres Anniversary 
Summit. Converting to hex didn't solve it. Any solution to this would be 
greatly appreciated :-)


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