pre-authentication problem

Harshil Anil Kumar Shah Harshil_Shah
Tue Feb 15 21:42:32 PST 2011


Can I perform pre-authentication if my second AP is a switch(CiSCO 2960G switch) rather than wireless router?


-----Original Message-----
From: Harshil Anil Kumar Shah 
Sent: Monday, February 14, 2011 3:51 PM
To: 'Jouni Malinen'
Subject: RE: pre-authentication problem


I found one link in which you have successfully done pre-authentication.

So in this case, do I have to run hostapd on Current AP OR client mobile(which uses wpa_supplicant)?


-----Original Message-----
From: hostap-bounces at [mailto:hostap-bounces at] On Behalf Of Jouni Malinen
Sent: Monday, February 14, 2011 3:24 PM
To: hostap at
Subject: Re: pre-authentication problem

On Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 10:58:03AM +0530, Harshil Anil Kumar Shah wrote:

> I want to perform EAP-TLS pre-authentication. I have setup following testbed.

> I have configured the radius IP on Next AP. But what configuration I have to do on Current AP so that It can recognize that request coming from mobile as an EAP request and forwards it to next AP.

If you are talking about RSN pre-authentication: none. The RSN
pre-authentication packets are normal data frames that the current AP
would forward to the destination address as any other data frame.

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