Access Point needs secret

Chuck Tuffli CTuffli
Mon Aug 11 08:16:30 PDT 2008

> -----Original Message-----
> From: hostap-bounces at 
> [mailto:hostap-bounces at] On Behalf Of Kiran Kulkarni
> Sent: Monday, August 11, 2008 1:33 AM
> To: hostap at
> Subject: Access Point needs secret
> I wanted to know, how would I know that whether secret key is 
> needed or not. Is it specified in the Scan Result? If yes, 
> then which key..

You can look in the capbility information of beacon frames. If the
privacy bit is set, the AP supports encryption of some type, but to
figure out the specifics, you'd need to parse the other information
elements (WPA, RSN, WPS) also available in the beacon frame.


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