Connection and data exachenge in open/clear mode

Jouni Malinen j
Sat Mar 31 19:09:08 PDT 2007

On Thu, Mar 29, 2007 at 04:05:59PM +0200, Rodolfo Giometti wrote:

> I'm trying to run hostapd in clear mode. Using this configuration file:

>    wpa=1
>    wpa_passphrase=rodolforodolfo
>    wpa_key_mgmt=WPA-PSK
>    wpa_pairwise=TKIP CCMP

Those statements are quite confusing.. What exactly do you mean with
"clear mode"? The configuration here is trying to use WPA (encryption)..

> I can connect as "Open System Authentication" and use WPA to exchange data,
> but if I set:
>    wpa=0
> I cannot send/receive no more data, even doing ping!

Which version of hostapd and madwifi are you using?

> Can someone tell me where I was wrong? Even not using WPA I still use
> wpa_supplicant to get connected with the AP?

You can use wpa_supplicant and hostapd for unencrypted connections, but
in case of madwifi driver, you do not need to. The driver can take care
of this itself.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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