wpa_supplicant, WPA, PSK, TKIP, and a 104 bits key

Jouni Malinen j
Mon Oct 6 05:39:11 PDT 2008

On Sun, Oct 05, 2008 at 03:01:29PM +0200, Sorin Manolache wrote:

> authentication suite. They gave me a 26-char hex (104-bit) string. How
> do you configure WPA supplicant to work with this string? To me it
> looks like a WEP key, but I'm positive that the protocol is WPA and
> not WEP.

> I've tried setting psk=the-26-char-key in wpa_supplicant.conf, it does
> not work.

My guess would be that the key is used as a WPA passphrase even if it
looks like a hex key. In other words, it would be psk="the-26-char-key"
(i.e., with quotation marks).

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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