if PA is hidden and client cannot see AP's ssid, what should put for wpa_passphrase?

hong zhang henryzhang
Wed Feb 28 20:04:12 PST 2007

  If I put authentication as auto which disable wpa in madwifi, ping works.
  But if I put auth mode as WPA, ping does not work.
  command is
  iwpriv ifname authmdoe 4 ----auto
  iwpriv ifname authmode 5 --- wpa.
  What difference between auto and wpa?

Dan Williams <dcbw at redhat.com> wrote:
  On Wed, 2007-02-28 at 12:42 -0800, hong zhang wrote:
> List,
> wpa_passphrase requires ssidname and passphrase as input. But if one
> client/station wants to associate an hidden AP. That means client
> could not see AP's ssid name (empty). How can we run
> wpa_passphrase without ssid input and wpa_passphrase would not work.

You just have to know the SSID, even if the AP is hidden. You cannot
connect to a hidden AP unless you know the SSID, so you'll have the SSID
for the passphrase anyway.


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