wpa_supplicant -Dhostap does not set restricted security mode
deckrider at gmail.com
Fri May 6 12:09:57 EDT 2005
Using the latest Debian/Sarge with their kernel-image-2.6.8-2-686,
related hostap-modules-2.6.8-2-686 (0.3.7-1), and wpasupplicant
My wireless card is:
card "Linksys Instant Wireless Network PC Card ver.3"
version "The Linksys Group, Inc.", "Instant Wireless Network PC Card", "ISL37300P", "RevA"
manfid 0x0274, 0x1613
I can manually do the following to associate with the AP (the AP is
configured to require WEP shared key and does not broadcast its SSID):
iwconfig wlan0 essid "blah blah blah" \
mode managed \
key restricted 00000000000000000000000000
However, with the following configurations, I cannot associate with the
wpa_suppicant -D hostap \
-i wlan0 \
-c /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf \
ssid="blah blah blah"
Under this method, when I run 'iwconfig wlan0' I do see that the SSID is
set correctly, but it shows "Security mode:open", which is not correct.
I have also tried the orinoco_cs driver which works manually, but
doesn't even get as far as with the hostap_cs driver.
I am able to associate with this AP using similar configuration on a
different laptop that uses built in wireless requiring the ndiswrapper
Incidentally, I would like to vote for the following bug, since I have
several networks that do not broadcast their SSIDs:
Thanks in advance,
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