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Old 28th January 2012
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Originally Posted by daemonfowl View Post
If wi(4) were a wired Ethernet interface, this might work, but it is not; wi(4) is a wireless interface. Please study the Examples of the manpage as suggested before to see how this particular interface can be correctly configured. From the manpage, it appears that this card only supports WEP, but the values still need to be explicitly provided.

Likewise, by writing configuration information to /etc/hostname.wi0, you will be activating your wireless interface every time upon boot. Many people prefer to initialize their wireless interface manually, so they know when they are exposed/connected to wireless networks.
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