How to do WEP-PEAP?

Marc Haber mh+hostap
Tue Nov 14 07:37:48 PST 2006


I need to connect a Centrino notebook runnin SuSE Linux 9.2 (*sigh*,
yes, I know) to a wireless network that uses dynamic WEP (*sigh*, yes,
I know) with PEAP. The Access Points are Cisco aironet, and the RADIUS
servers behind are Microsoft IAS, authenticating against the AD
(*sigh*, yes, I know). The network has its SSID hidden (*sigh*, yes, I

Since SuSE 9.2 only has an ancient 0.2 version of wpa_supplicant, I am
doing the tests with my Debian sid notebook which has wpasupplicant

However, I cannot find in the docs how to configure for WEP-PEAP. This
is what I have:

|        ssid="<snip>"
|        scan_ssid=1
|        key_mgmt=IEEE8021X
|        pairwise=CCMP TKIP
|        group=CCMP TKIP WEP104 WEP40
|        eap=PEAP
|        identity="domain\username"
|        password="domainpassword"
|        ca_cert="/etc/wpa_supplicant/ca.cer"
|        phase1="peaplabel=0"
|        phase2="auth=MSCHAPV2"

The ca.cer file was exported from a Windows XP host in DER format and
transferred to the linux box via USB stick.

wpa_supplicant's debug log looks to me like it tries to associate but
not to authenticate. I'll happily deliver that debug log at a later
time, but would like - for starters - to know whether my configuration
is wrong or right.

Thanks for your advice.


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