[MLB-WIRELESS] WEP survey - was -Re: mac help?

Clae clae at tpg.com.au
Mon Oct 21 02:03:18 EST 2002

Ten minutes on google and I found a reference to WEP not working on 
Orinoco cards in MacOS 9.  We switched WEP off, and it logged 
straight on.  Damn.  So new card, new box or new OS for me.

So here are my follow up questions :  How many people out there are 
or plan to run WEP on their public APs?  As it is sort-of insecure 
anyway, are we better off relying on other forms of security?  And 
should MW as a whole standardise on this and other protocols, or 
leave it as it is now, a bit of a free for all?


>Does it make any differnece if you use IP addresses?
>clae at tpg.com.au on Sat, 19 Oct 2002 10:04:35 GMT wrote:
>>  SO i popped over to barry's for the antenna
>>  raising, dropped my cabletron card into my
>>  Powerbook 1400 mac os 8.6 laptop, orinoco
>>  drivers version 7.2.  the orinoco control panel
>>  shows signal strength in the meter bar,
>>  identifies barry's AP, the mac gets given an IP
>>  number, but nothing beyond that.  no ping, no
>>  web access, even to pages on the local server. 
>>  we've double and triple checked the numbers,
>>  used dchp and manual config, wep is on at both
>>  ends, nada.
>>  any clues most welcome 
>  > clae.

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