WPA2 - is it implemented in hardware or software (or both)?

Svein Olav Bjerkeset hostap
Fri Oct 27 10:19:57 PDT 2006

> Hi,
> I have two D-Link GWL-520 PCI cards, one running as an AP (Fedora Core 6
> with hostapd 0.4.9), the other is in a Windows XP box running in managed
> mode (client). Today this configuration works well with WPA/TKIP. I would
> however like to use WPA2 if possible.
> My question is:
> Is WPA2 implemented in software (hostapd/wpa_supplicant) only, or does the
> hardware need to support WPA2 as well?
> I have tried to configure hostapd to use WPA2 by setting wpa=2 and
> wpa_pairwise=CCMP. When I do this, the WLAN shows up as WPA2 in Windows
> XP, but the state changes to disconnected almost immediately after I get a
> connected state.

I got WPA2 working by using hostpad 0.5.5 instead of 0.4.9.

Svein Olav

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