Should I enable ieee8021x or wpa?

Jouni Malinen jkmaline
Sun Aug 20 10:14:05 PDT 2006

On Tue, Aug 15, 2006 at 04:37:36PM +0800, ?????? wrote:

> I'm trying hostap 0.5.4 with madwifi driver 0.9.2.
> I only want to use hostapd as a 802.11F module, no WPA nor 802.1X, is it OK?

Not with the current version.

> Just now I found that if I comment the lines "ieee8021x=1" and "wpa=1" out
> from config file, the HostAPd shutdown my wireless interface and encount an
> error when flush old stations. I checked the code, said that if both
> ieee8021x and wpa is disabled, hostapd_set_ieee8021x would never be called,
> which is the only chance could the wireless interface get up again, which is
> previously shutdown during init.

The current driver_madwifi.c does not support plaintext mode.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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