wpa_supplicant: multiple MAC's during wpa setup fom AP

Jouni Malinen jkmaline
Sun Sep 18 12:44:06 PDT 2005

On Sun, Sep 18, 2005 at 09:39:44PM +0200, Wouter Ketting wrote:

> When starting wpa_supplicant the EAPOL packets are sent to the "wrong" 
> destination, since my speedtouch 580 AP apparently uses other (vendor) 
> hardware to setup the wpa/wifi (EAPOL part?) connection. So (most?) 
> EAPOL packets should be sent to another MAC address, then the MAC 
> address the AP uses in for example the 'scan' result. From a capture 
> made in windows XP I've verified this behaviour.

Could you please send me a capture log showing the addresses used during
the handshake and description of what each MAC address is in the setup?

> The thread however did not metion any solution or workaround for this 
> problem. Is there any? How come windows xp supplicant does not have this 
> problem?

I have been unable to reproduce a test case that would so WinXP
supplicant working in a case where wpa_supplicant would not. I can
certainly change wpa_supplicant behavior if such a case can be
reproduced and documented in the way that it is possible to figure out
what exactly should happen in the negotiation.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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