Splitting function of wireless frame reception and decryption/encrypton

Johannes Berg johannes at sipsolutions.net
Thu Feb 3 04:02:47 PST 2022

On Thu, 2022-02-03 at 12:30 +0100, Ovidio Ruzzier wrote:
> Hi all,
> fr a project of distributed load can hostapd be used as an engine to
> pull encrypted wireless frames from a radio (maybe only with some
> chipsets) 

Probably, depending on the chipset and configuration. However usually
the kernel would decrypt if not done in HW, so you'd have to do tweaks
all across the stack.

> and push such encrypted frames to a second radio chipset to
> get the unencrypted frame?

No, this is not possible, but you can do the decryption in software.


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