deauthentication on setting WEP key

Jacques Caron Jacques.Caron at
Wed Dec 4 20:16:22 EST 2002


Look through the archives (of the old mailing list, I'm afraid, don't know 
if they are actually still online?), I remember someone posting a patch 
that avoids this particular behavior:
>From: Glenn.Durfee at
>To: hostap at
>Subject: dynamic WEP keying
>Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2002 16:04:32 PDT

Don't know if it was integrated in the CVS tree, though.


At 02:12 05/12/2002, Brian Pomerantz wrote:
>I'm using the hostap driver in managed mode (client) to connect to a
>Cisco Aironet 350.  I'm using xsupplicant to handle the 802.1x
>transaction and everything looks like it is working just fine until
>the broadcast and unicast WEP keys are set.  At this point the hostap
>driver sends a deauthentication packet with reason 3 (station is
>leaving).  What this does it makes it so the EAP/TLS transaction needs
>to be restarted (at least as far as the Cisco is concerned) making a
>very bad loop where connectivity is never reached.
>Before I dive in and try to find exactly where in the set key ioctl()
>this behavior is occurring, is there a setting or something that
>prevents this behavior?  I can provide packet traces and register
>dumps if that is useful.
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