Ticket #1391 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 11 years ago

Last modified 2 years ago

setting WEP key through iwconfig does not work

Reported by: thebohemian@… Owned by: openmoko-kernel@…
Priority: high Milestone:
Component: kernel Version: unspecified
Severity: normal Keywords:
Cc: buglog@…, sameo@… Blocked By:
Blocking: Estimated Completion (week):
HasPatchForReview: PatchReviewResult:
Reproducible:

Description

It is currently not possible to set a WEP key using iwconfig:

root@om-gta02:~# iwconfig eth0 key "supersecret"
Error for wireless request "Set Encode" (8B2A) :

invalid argument "supersecret".

root@om-gta02:~# iwconfig eth0 enc "supersecret"
Error for wireless request "Set Encode" (8B2A) :

invalid argument "supersecret".

This was tested with the following kernel package on GTA02:
root@om-gta02:~# opkg status kernel-image-2.6.24
Package: kernel-image-2.6.24
Version: 1:2.6.24+git20080511-r

Attachments

wireless_ext.patch (1.5 KB) - added by sean@… 11 years ago.
Fix to allow keys to be set after ESSID

Change History

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by andy@…

Anything in dmesg about it?

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by andy@…

  • Cc sameo@… added

I try this on a belkin AP temporarily configure for WEP, the following works

iwconfig eth0 key e14a790fa60e1b9697abeb7368
iwconfig eth0 essid <AP SID>

BTW WEP is very insecure...

comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by graeme@…

Isnt is supposed to be

iwconfig eth0 key s:supersecret

comment:4 Changed 11 years ago by graeme@…

Ah interesting, iwconfig eth0 key s:XXXXX works before iwconfig eth0 essid, but
not afterwards. This is clearly a bug.

Changed 11 years ago by sean@…

Fix to allow keys to be set after ESSID

comment:5 Changed 11 years ago by andy@…

Thanks for the super-rapid patch, stuck it in stable / andy / andy-tracking

comment:6 Changed 11 years ago by thebohemian@…

Hi,
this was very quick!

Just for the records:

There was no suspicious output in dmesg.

Prepending s: before the key has no effect.

Doing ifconfig eth0 down, then iwconfig eth0 key blabla works nicely.

Checking again when a new image with the proposed fix comes out.

(I think the bug's status can be changed to something else :) )

comment:7 Changed 11 years ago by andy@…

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

Reopen if it doesn't fix it.

comment:8 Changed 2 years ago by RoberMync

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