WPA && bridge_packets dont work
gbur at informatik.uni-rostock.de
Tue Sep 7 05:44:52 EDT 2004
> > Client to client communication doesnt work with WPA.
> It took some time for me to get a suitable test setup at home so that I
> can try to reproduce this. Now that I have the test setup, I was
> actually unable to reproduce this.. Broadcast packets and ping between
> two associated STAs worked fine in my tests with WPA-PSK using TKIP.
I'm using WPA-EAP with TKIP.
> > hostapd: 10.0.0.1/8
> > sta1: 10.0.0.2/8
> > sta2: 10.0.0.3/8
> > sta1: ping 10.0.0.3 -> no answer !!!
> Does sta1->hostapd ping work? What about hostapd->sta2?
sta1 can ping hostapd. sta2 can ping hostapd. hostapd can ping sta1 and
sta2. But sta1 didn't get an answer of its arp request to get mac address
of sta2. Therefor sta1 can't ping sta2. In other direction the same
behaviour. There is no firewall or something else active.
> > Arp is broadcast. Something is wrong with broadcast, bridge packets and
> > wpa! Unicast works!
> Please give more details of your test setup, including configuration
> files and driver/firmware versions of each device.
How are mac-broadcast packets handled in hostap-driver? What key is
used to encrypt broadcast packets? The
Latest hostap cvs version. Latest firmware version (1.1.1/1.7.4).
wpa_supplicant works on broadcom chips. Other clints with windows own
Here the config of hostapd:
More information about the HostAP