EAP support in wifi dongle

Dan Williams dcbw
Wed Sep 28 09:34:51 PDT 2011

On Wed, 2011-09-28 at 10:22 +0000, raghunathan.kailasanathan at wipro.com
> Hi Jouni/all,
> Simple question. Is enterprise EAP support purely a software protocol implemented on the host ? Or does it require some support from the wifi dongle and the firmware running on the dongle ?

It is almost totally software on the host.  Some support from the
hardware/firmware is necessary but nothing material to the 802.1x
authentication process.


> Assuming my dongle can do TKIP/AES, do I still require some cryptographic software in host for enterprise ?
> Regards
> Raghu
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