256 bit WEP support

Bar, Eitan eitanb
Wed Oct 19 08:07:23 PDT 2005


Yes, I'm aware of the fact that not all manufacturers support this configuration. Unfortunately (for me), I need this type of support from the wpa_supplicant.

Since in case of WEP, as far as I know, the only thing the supplicant does with the key is STORE it and give it to the driver when required, I assume adding 256bit support won't be that tricky, will it?

-----Original Message-----
From: Dan Searle [mailto:dan at adelix.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, October 19, 2005 5:03 PM
To: Bar, Eitan
Cc: hostap at shmoo.com
Subject: Re: 256 bit WEP support


Probably more to do with hardware support, i.e. most hardware does not
support 256bit WEP, software encryption is a bit dodgy in wpa_supplicant
(apparently), and what's the point anyway? Static WEP (at any
strength) should be considered insecure.....

Wednesday, October 19, 2005, 3:56:58 PM, you wrote:

> Hiall,

> ?

> Inoticed 256 bit WEP is not currently supported by wpa_supplicant.

> Doesanyone know if there is any specific reason for this (other
> than the fact thatit is not so popular / it?s part of 802.11b+)?

> ?

> Hasanyone maybe locally implemented this on his/her own or has
> any idea howdifficult it will be to code it myself ?

> ?

> Thanks,

> ?Eitan

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