Preauthentication configuration

Jouni Malinen j
Wed Dec 26 10:36:25 PST 2007

On Mon, Dec 24, 2007 at 12:35:22PM +0530, Leena Soman wrote:

> I want to configure my network so that my supplicant is able to
> preauthenticate with an AP. For this,  I have 2 APs - AP1 - hostapd on Linux
> and a Linksys  WRT54G -  AP2 , both with preauthentication enabled.  I have
> configured both with the same SSID, the security policy being WPA2-EAP(TLS).
> My supplicant gets associated successfully with AP1 and then I also see it
> sending out an EAPOL-Start on the wireless interface, with the destination
> mac address of AP2. But I don't see anything being received at AP2. Do I
> need to configure the hostpad interfaces as a birdge?

You will need to make sure that the AP sends RSN pre-authentication
packets properly. In most cases, this means that the WLAN interface and
wired interface will need to be bridged together.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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