IEEE 802.1X support with Host AP driver

Huei-Ping Chen hueiping at yahoo.com
Thu Oct 17 23:41:05 EDT 2002


Hi, 

I would also like to try out hostapd with winXP with MD5,
the first thing come to my mind is that, do I need a 
cisco aironet 350 card ? some document seems to indicate
that I need cisco aironet 350.

I only have two linksys cards, one goes to hostAP, one
goes to winXP, would linksys in winXP do 802.1x ?

thanks,

-- Ping



On Fri, 6 Sep 2002, Jouni Malinen wrote: 

> On Sun, Sep 01, 2002 at 09:10:10PM +0300, Jouni Malinen wrote:
>
> > I used only Xsupplicant (from www.open1x.org) in testing. So if anyone
> > would be interested in testing hostapd with IEEE 802.1X and WinXP
> > Supplicant, I would be interested in hearing whether this works. Even
> > the minimal authentication server should provide useful information and
> > it should be trivial to setup.
>
> I have now implemented the needed EAPOL state machines for the .1X
> Authenticator in hostapd (few bugs were just fixed in CVS) and I did
> some testing with WinXP as the Supplicant and FreeRADIUS as the
> Authentication Server.
>
> EAP/MD5-Challenge seems to work fine both with FreeRADIUS and the
> minimal test auth. server included in hostapd. I was able to configure
> the user identification and password for FreeRADIUS and use the same
> info on WinXP Supplicant to get the port authorized.
>
> I'm not very familiar with WinXP certificate configuration and EAP/TLS
> seemed to miss something in the client side. I was able to add the
> trusted root certificate and a client certificate, but WinXP did not
> seem to find them when Supplicant needed certificates. Anyway, since the
> authenticator PAE and backend authentication state machines are now
> fully implemented, I would assume that also EAP/TLS would work with
> WinXP--assuming one were able to add suitable certificates for it.
>
> --
> Jouni Malinen PGP id EFC895FA
>
>



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