About Dynamic WEP

Jouni Malinen jkmaline
Thu Apr 24 21:32:52 PDT 2003

On Fri, Apr 25, 2003 at 12:51:02PM +0900, ?vBXXZcX0-? wrote:

> When I start hostapd, Using 802.1x + WEP rekeying functionality... 
> My Station does not associate with hostap box. 

Which station card, operating system (+ version), ad IEEE 802.1X

> cause, hostapd Box set WEP key by it self when starting hostapd daemon.. and Station does not know about the WEP key..

This is the expected behavior.

> Could you explain.. how station can set automatically the WEP key which match with hostap box one ? 

IEEE 802.1X uses EAPOL frames for authentication and key exchange. These
are not encrypted and station does not need to know the WEP key at this
point. It will eventually receive the needed keys in EAPOL-Key frames
(with partially encrypted payload, but not with WEP).

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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