Ad-hoc mode with WPA/WPA2 according to IEEE 802.11i

Rafael Uetz uetz
Fri Jun 1 02:09:42 PDT 2007

Hello everybody!

I was wondering if there is any way to use Ad-hoc mode (IBSS) with
WPA/WPA2 as described in IEEE 802.11i or if this is intended for later
releases of wpa_supplicant/hostapd. According to 802.11i, STAs negotiate
pairwise keys using a 4-way-handshake and every STA creates its own
group key.
The only way i figured out until now is to use fixed group keys only,
which does not provide a adequate level of security.

Thanks in advance!

Best regards,

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