WPA-PSK problem on ARM

Jouni Malinen jkmaline
Fri Oct 1 22:04:08 PDT 2004

On Fri, Oct 01, 2004 at 06:02:28PM +0930, Duncan Grove wrote:

> I recently read a couple of posts about possible endian-ness issues with 
> the WPA support on ARM. I've also come across a problem with WPA on ARM, 
> although I'm not sure if it's related...

That was actually an alignment issue, though..

> I've just tried wpa_supplicant 0.2.4 and the 0.2.5 beta on an Ipaq 

> During scanning wpa_supplicant decides to skip my AP, like this:
> 0: 00:11:92:a1:92:a0 ssid='8021xtst' wpa_ie_len=0 rsn_ie_len=0
>   skip - no WPA/RSN IE

> ... despite the fact that iwlist (from wireless_tools.27) shows a wpa_ie:

> Does anyone have any ideas about what might be going wrong? (I've 
> attached more complete logs below). Or where I should start digging in 
> the source code?

This sounds like a possible alignment issue in scan result parsing in
wpa_supplicant. I'll need to take a closer look at how the netlink
message is parsed.

> (Aside: I'm intending to move to WPA2 with EAP and AES when I can find a 
> commercial base station that supports them... is the above problem 
> likely to reappear then?)


Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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