hostap and WEP

Motonori Shindo mshindo at
Mon May 17 20:26:12 EDT 2004

From: Sangho Shin <ss2020 at>
Subject: hostap and WEP
Date: Mon, 17 May 2004 18:21:14 -0400

> Hi, guys,
> According to some documents, there is a 'shared secret authentication 
> mechanism' in WEP. In the mechanism, some challenge that is encrypted 
> with a shared key is exchanged between AP and a client for authentication.
> So, I would like to know if the mechanism is supported in hostap driver.
> Thank you,

Yes. Specify in hostapd.conf setting auth_algs to 2 or 3 (depending on
whether you need an Open System Authentication or not).


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