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The handbook suggests that these settings can be used for WPA in FreeBSD:

ifconfig_wlan0="WPA DHCP"

But as far as I'm concerned this very settings can be used for WEP.
So what does "WPA" here stand for?

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Judging by the code inside /etc/network.subr, "WPA" is a pseudo argument which triggers invocation of wpa_supplicant.

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WPA indicate that the wireless device wlan0 use WPA security protocols.

For WEP:

wepmode on
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