how to use wpa supplicant

Jouni Malinen jkmaline
Thu Jan 22 19:57:57 PST 2004

On Thu, Jan 22, 2004 at 06:02:38PM +0100, Andreas Jellinghaus wrote:

> can I use 2*linux with hostap (CVS), an ad-hoc net and wpa supplicant
> for a secure encrypted wireless lan connection?

No, WPA needs to have Supplicant and Authenticator implementations. In
case of infrastructure/managed mode, the AP has WPA Authenticator and
the client has WPA Supplicant. In case of adhoc/IBSS, all stations need
to implement both the Authenticator and Supplicant roles. In other
words, WPA Authenticator would need to be first implemented for this
kind of operations.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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