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

Chris Clymer cclymer at gmail.com
Sun Aug 27 15:09:57 EDT 2006

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Dru wrote:
> 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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10 digits should be a HEX key for a 64-bit WEP network.  Is it
possible you're trying to use 128-bit?
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