Verify WPA success?

Brad Langhorst brad
Wed Oct 6 07:37:38 PDT 2004

On Wed, 2004-10-06 at 11:01 +0200, Maxim Burgerhout wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm sorry I have to ask you guys a pretty n00bish question, but I don't 
> know where else to turn. This WLAN stuff on Linux is all pretty new to 
> me and I haven't found any serious sites concerning it yet. Apart from 
> yours that is.
> I recently shoved a WLAN card into my laptop and got it to work with 
> ndiswrapper, which is great. Then I decided to get WEP to work and that 
> proved easy too. Enabling WPA was a little (but only a little trickier, 
> but only a litte: it too was set up in minutes.
> Problem is, I can't seem to figure out whether my connection is now 
> encrypted or not. And I'ld really like to be sure...
i don't know anything about wpa... but if you did a tcpdump you'd be
able to tell if everything is encrypted or not (instead of trusting that
the tools are reporting correctly)

Brad Langhorst <brad at>

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