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wlan_wep - WEP crypto support for 802.11 devices



      wlan_wep - WEP crypto support for 802.11 devices


      device wlan_wep


      The wlan_wep module handles the WEP cryptographic requirements of the
      802.11 protocol.  It does encapsulation and decapsulation of WEP-encoded
      802.11 frames and optionally calculates the WEP cipher.  The wlan_wep
      module is an 802.11 cryptographic plugin module for use by the wlan(4)
      module.  This module is automatically loaded if a WEP key is configured
      with ifconfig(8).  Should the underlying network device not be capable of
      doing the WEP calculations in hardware, the wlan_wep module will do the
      wlan(4), wlan_ccmp(4), wlan_tkip(4)


      More information can be found in the IEEE 802.11 Standard.


      The wlan_wep driver first appeared in FreeBSD 6.0.


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