WEP and WPA?

Jouni Malinen jkmaline
Thu Sep 23 19:06:42 PDT 2004

On Thu, Sep 23, 2004 at 10:15:34AM +0200, Dirk Gouders wrote:

> is it possible to build an AP with hostap that provides both, WEP and
> WPA encryption?
> I tried to run hostapd with WEP and WPA both enabled but when I try to
> connect with a client that wants WEP encryption, the debugging output
> says that there is a client trying to connect that does not speak
> WPA...

The current version of hostapd does not support this kind of mixed
configuration. In theory, this is possible configuration for WPA, but it
would require some changes for hostapd to handle the STAs that do not
use WPA (either provide keys with IEEE 802.1X or use staticly configured
WEP keys).

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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