[driverloader] Security mode: open

Sebastien Stormacq sebastien.stormacq at sun.com
Tue Aug 17 18:19:18 EDT 2004


AFAIK, opne means there is no encryption (WEP or other) on the link
So, to answer your question : NO this is not secure.



Steve Varadi wrote:
> WSecurity mode: open What does it mean exactly?? It is open for public? or 
> open i.e. ON??
> Is it secure in this mode??
>   wlan0     IP address: (DHCP)
> wlan0     IEEE 802.11-DS  ESSID:"pwl199"  Nickname:"Hepike"
>           Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.437GHz  Access Point: 00:80:C8:01:B0:AA  
>           Bit Rate=11Mb/s   
>           RTS thr=1600 B   Fragment thr=2344 B   
>           Encryption key:1111-1111-1122-2222-2222-9999-99   Security mode:open
>           Power Management:off
>           Link Quality:100/100  Signal level:-29 dBm  Noise level:-154 dBm
>           Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
>           Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0

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