getting WPS-AP-AVAILABLE on free access points

Jouni Malinen j
Mon Dec 17 22:29:22 PST 2012

On Mon, Dec 17, 2012 at 08:12:56PM -0500, Jason Mclaughlin wrote:
> yeah i'm very sure it's happening... i just tried over and over again.
> everytime I connect to an AP which uses no encryption and is
> completely open plaintext, I get WPS-AP-AVAILABLE... maybe it's
> available but that's not what I want to use :)

It sounds like there is some misunderstand here.. That WPS-AP-AVAILABLE
event is only indicating that there is a WPS AP in the neighborhood. It
does not indicate anything about the connection you may have started

> On Mon, Dec 17, 2012 at 7:56 PM, Jason Mclaughlin <mcjason at> wrote:
> > what' happens is in Windows some of them direct me to a webpage to
> > login with a password, but in wpa_gui it sticks at saying
> > WPS-AP-AVAILABLE and gives me no IP address

wpa_gui does not control IP address assignment or webpage access..

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