hostap in master mode and firmware 1.6.3

Martin Whitlock martin.whitlock at possio.com
Wed Jan 29 14:28:42 EST 2003


The patch would only work with STA 1.6.3 or newer. With older f/w the
settings won't have any effect.

/Martin

> -----Original Message-----
> From: hostap-admin at shmoo.com [mailto:hostap-admin at shmoo.com]On Behalf Of
> Sergio M. Ammirata
> Sent: den 29 januari 2003 20:04
> To: 'Martin Whitlock'; hostap at shmoo.com
> Subject: RE: hostap in master mode and firmware 1.6.3
>
>
> Will this security patch work with firmware version 1.3.6 or is it
> something specific to 1.6.3?
>
> Also, where can I download firmware 1.6.3?
>
> Thanks in advance,
>
> Sergio
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: hostap-admin at shmoo.com [mailto:hostap-admin at shmoo.com] On Behalf
> Of
> > Martin Whitlock
> > Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2003 11:40 AM
> > To: hostap at shmoo.com
> > Subject: Re: hostap in master mode and firmware 1.6.3
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > Jouni Malinen wrote:
> >
> > >On Tue, Jan 28, 2003 at 05:27:09PM +0100, Martin Whitlock wrote:
> > >
> > >>wlan0: prism2_rx: dropped non-data frame (type=0x00, subtype=0x08)
> > >>
> > >
> > >Aah.. Now this is interesting. The management frame was not catched
> in
> > >the RX path.. That would certainly break AP functionality. Now I
> would
> > >like to test that even more myself ;-). Which card manufacturer is
> using
> > >these new STA firmware images?
> > >
> > >As a semi-blind guess, could you please try the attached patch (to
> the
> > >current CVS version) with the new station firmware and report if
> there
> > >are any changes in Host AP mode behavior?
> > >
> > As usual, a Jouni-labelled patch solves the problem! ;-)
> >
> > The STA 1.6.3 f/w now works like a charm, even in master mode. I also
> > added support for enhanced security and it seems to work fine. A
> hackish
> > patch towards cvs is attached where you can use 'iwpriv wlan0
> > prism2_param 30 [0..3]' to switch mode.
> > 0 = normal mode (default)
> > 1 = Show ESSID but deny "ANY"-clients
> > 2 = Hide ESSID but accept "ANY"
> > 3 = Hide ESSID and block "ANY"
> >
> > But actually mode 1, 2 and 3 seems to have the same effect... Have to
> > test this further. Another issue is that using any other mode than 0
> > seems to shut out Win XP clients totally. Isn't there any way to force
> > XP to connect to a ESSID, even if XP can't find the network? A HostAP
> > client in managed mode with essid set to "ANY" behaves as expected.
> I.e.
> > associates with an AP without enhanced security until you change from
> > "ANY" to the correct ESSID.
> >
> > /Martin
>
>
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