m_pawlowski at t-online.de
Thu Apr 24 17:23:47 PDT 2003
sorry for disturbing again.
i seem to have a problem analysing if my hostap does run with
wep-encryption enabled or not. well, i put the wep-stuff into
hostapd.conf and also configured wep by using hostap_crypt_conf, but an
xp-machine (i didn't check out any other machine so far) equipped with a
prism2-card (onboard) presents me with the following:
when i use the configuration tool that was provided by the manufacturer
of the card (actiontec electronics with their prism2 card) and put in it
the wep key with 128bits of encryption no connection at all will be
when i use the dumb built-in windows feature to manage the wireless lan
and put in it the key with "wep enabled" it works just fine (even at 11mbps)
by using the manufacturer provided tool with 128bits of enc i see a
whole lot of hostap debug output stuff like
authentication: STA=(mac addr) auth_alg=1 auth_transaction=1 status_code=0
Unknown authentication algorithm (1)
Received 30 bytes management frame
MGMT (TX callback) ACK
although ap_auth_algs is set to 3 with prism2_param.
anyway - if i completely disable encryption with the manufacturer
provided tool it works and the card gets connected to the hostap system.
so either windows lies to me by blinding me with encyption that is not
really active or the manufacturer tool lies to me or does some weird
stuff or stuff that i don't really have any idea about. (yes, iwconfig
shows the enc key for all devices)
can anyone please tell me how i can check out if wep is enabled indeed
and to make sure that only encrypted wep-auth is possible? i've read
thru the readme but i didn't find any stuff corresponding to this ... at
least i can't remember having found anything corresponding to this.
if i should have missed something please do accept my sincerest apologies.
if i did not miss anything that's written in the docs i'll gladly
appreciate any hints.
thank you very much in advance.
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