hostap in master mode and firmware 1.6.3
Sergio M. Ammirata
Wed Jan 29 11:03:47 PST 2003
Will this security patch work with firmware version 1.3.6 or is it
something specific to 1.6.3?
Also, where can I download firmware 1.6.3?
Thanks in advance,
> -----Original Message-----
> From: hostap-admin at shmoo.com [mailto:hostap-admin at shmoo.com] On Behalf
> Martin Whitlock
> Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2003 11:40 AM
> To: hostap at shmoo.com
> Subject: Re: hostap in master mode and firmware 1.6.3
> Jouni Malinen wrote:
> >On Tue, Jan 28, 2003 at 05:27:09PM +0100, Martin Whitlock wrote:
> >>wlan0: prism2_rx: dropped non-data frame (type=0x00, subtype=0x08)
> >Aah.. Now this is interesting. The management frame was not catched
> >the RX path.. That would certainly break AP functionality. Now I
> >like to test that even more myself ;-). Which card manufacturer is
> >these new STA firmware images?
> >As a semi-blind guess, could you please try the attached patch (to
> >current CVS version) with the new station firmware and report if
> >are any changes in Host AP mode behavior?
> As usual, a Jouni-labelled patch solves the problem! ;-)
> The STA 1.6.3 f/w now works like a charm, even in master mode. I also
> added support for enhanced security and it seems to work fine. A
> patch towards cvs is attached where you can use 'iwpriv wlan0
> prism2_param 30 [0..3]' to switch mode.
> 0 = normal mode (default)
> 1 = Show ESSID but deny "ANY"-clients
> 2 = Hide ESSID but accept "ANY"
> 3 = Hide ESSID and block "ANY"
> But actually mode 1, 2 and 3 seems to have the same effect... Have to
> test this further. Another issue is that using any other mode than 0
> seems to shut out Win XP clients totally. Isn't there any way to force
> XP to connect to a ESSID, even if XP can't find the network? A HostAP
> client in managed mode with essid set to "ANY" behaves as expected.
> associates with an AP without enhanced security until you change from
> "ANY" to the correct ESSID.
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