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Date:      Fri, 15 Jan 2010 15:28:42 +0100
From:      Christoph Kukulies <>
Subject:   rum0 acting as an Access point (belkin router) 8.0 R
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I'm not sure wether syntax has changed but I wanted to cretae an wlan 
acess point
and tried various things. Under 7.0 I got it working with the following 

ifconfig rum0 inet mediaopt hostap ssid CITYOFFICE  wepmode 
on wepkey 0xf00baf00ba weptxkey 1 channel 1

I tried this but got a socket error "Invalid argument".

Then I tried (from an example in the rum (4) manpage):ifconfig wlan 
create wlandev rum0 mediaopt hostap CITYOFFICE wepmode on 
wepkey 0xf00baaf00baa  weptxkey 1 channel 1

and got:

ifconfig: SIOCSIFMEDIA (media): Device not configured

But suddenly the wlan0 device is there.

Can anybody fill me in?


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