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Is there any way to set a WEP key from the UNIX command line under Mac OS X? Any way at all except using the GUI?...

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    Is there any way to set a WEP key from the UNIX command
    line under Mac OS X? Any way at all except using the GUI?

    Kyle Guest

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    * Kyle Jones <com>, 2004-04-09 09:08 +0200: 

    Kyle,

    there used to be a promising project called "saferWep", by James
    Moore. It was designed to perform automatic WEP key rotation, but I
    haven't checked its status in a while so I can't tell if it's still
    under development:
    <http://wirerimmed.com/index.php?section=article&album_id=11>

    Here's from what James explained to me about saferWep:

    <blockquote>

    The two main pieces of the system are the master and client. The
    master is run from cron and the client is run on the desktop. Both
    pieces use .properties files for their configuration and they both
    need to go into /usr/local/etc. The master needs the shared secret,
    the base station IP, and the base station password. The client just
    needs the shared secret.

    When you run the master it connects to the ABS using the same
    mechanism as Apple's Airport Admin utility and sets a new network
    password. There's a description of the password creation scheme
    inside of the readme.

    The client uses the same scheme to tell you what today's password is.

    </blockquote>

    -Andre
    Andre Guest

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    Andre Berger <de> wrote: 
    >
    > Kyle,
    >
    > there used to be a promising project called "saferWep", by James
    > Moore. It was designed to perform automatic WEP key rotation, but I
    > haven't checked its status in a while so I can't tell if it's still
    > under development:
    > <http://wirerimmed.com/index.php?section=article&album_id=11>[/ref]

    Thanks for the pointer. It turns out that this project is meant
    to set the WEP key in Airport base stations. The docs say that
    the author does not know how to set the WEP key on a Mac client
    without user interaction.

    Poking around further, it appears that the WEP key is asccessible
    via scutil, but it is stored in an encrypted form. Anyone know
    what the encryption method is?

    Kyle Guest

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