WPA capability in HostAP

Jouni Malinen jkmaline
Sat Dec 6 19:13:04 PST 2003

On Sat, Dec 06, 2003 at 06:36:21PM -0800, Rajendra Kumar wrote:

> oh, so there is no WPA authenticator in hostap code?
> which means hostap code does not support WPA in hostap
> mode ?

The driver already includes most of the changes needed for WPA
Authenticator, but hostapd does not yet implement WPA Authenticator
state machines. In other words, hostap mode does not yet work with WPA.

> I assumed that it supports because I saw in the
> code that we are writing generic element (WPA IE) so
> that all beacons and probe responses will have WPA IE
> added.
> hfa384x_set_rid(dev, HFA384X_RID_GENERICELEMENT,...
> which is only needed when hostap mode is supporting
> WPA. correct me if I am wrong.

That is needed both for AP and clients..

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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