Hardware and software recommendations for testing WPA2+EAP-TLS+AES

Michael Wang mwang25
Tue Sep 20 13:28:32 PDT 2005

Thanks for the info Jouni.

It works! I bought the Netgear WAG511, which has the Atheros chipset. I used 
wpa_supplicant-0.4.4 (9/20/05), ndiswrapper-1.3rc1, and kernel<>.
I tried both the ndiswrapper and the wext driver options in wpa_supplicant. 
In both cases, I was able to do WPA2+EAP-TTLS+AES to an Atheros AP.


On 9/17/05, Jouni Malinen <jkmaline at cc.hut.fi> wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 14, 2005 at 05:22:11PM -0700, Michael Wang wrote:
> > I'm open to buying any mainstream wifi card, preferably a/b/g. I am
> > currently looking at the Netgear WAG511 because it uses the Atheros 
> 5001X or
> > 5004X chipset, which supports AES, and there is a firmware upgrade from
> > Netgear that says "Added support for WMM and WPA2". I'm assuming AES is
> > included in their WPA2 support.
> Atheros cards do not use firmware, so I would assume this "firmware" is
> just refering to a new NDIS driver.
> > My main concern is the interface between wpa_supplicant and the driver.
> > Should I use NDIS wrapper (does NDIS wrapper support the WPA2 OID's 
> yet?) or
> > should I use MadWifi (does MadWifi support the 802.11i RSN IE?) or 
> something
> > else?
> In general, I would recommend using native Linux drivers when possible.
> Both madwifi and ndiswrapper support WPA2.
> > Has anyone else done WPA2+EAP-TLS+AES? What was your config?
> I have tested that successfully with both madwifi and ndiswrapper using
> Atheros cards and with Host AP driver and Prism2/2.5/3 cards.
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