HostAPd WPA Enterprise fails on Windows 10
tdotreppe at gmail.com
Mon Dec 12 14:23:50 PST 2016
I have been playing with Hostapd patched for WPE on Kali. It is a
patch to make HostAPd (2.6) an Enterprise AP and accept and log all
With a stock configuration, it works just fine on most OSes (tested:
Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10, iOS 10.1 and 10.2) but Windows 10 (14393) fails
without much explanation. However, in a set-up where HostAPd forwards
the request to Freeradius 3.0.12, it works just fine with Windows 10.
There is a ticket about the issue: https://trac.aircrack-ng.org/ticket/1708
To summarize the ticket, by enabling debug (-d) when running hostapd,
it seems like it is failing right before switching to Phase 2. It
doesn't seem to get the data for phase 2 correctly as you can see in
the log excerpt in the ticket.
According to some forums, Windows might have had some issue with TLS
v1.2 so I tried to recompile with TLS v1.2 disabled but it still
failed (and also tried disabling also v1.1, no success). I also tried
latest hostapd git from a day or 2 ago and the problem still persists.
Can anybody shed some light on what/where the problem is or if there
is something wrong with the set-up?
If needed, I kept the success and failure logs and I can send them for analysis.
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