wpa_supplicant -Dhostap does not set restricted security mode

David Everly deckrider at gmail.com
Tue May 17 08:31:00 EDT 2005


Hello,

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
(0.3.8-1) packages.

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
AP using:

wpa_suppicant -D hostap \
              -i wlan0 \
	      -c /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf \
	      -w

/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf contains:

ctrl_interface=/var/run/wpa_supplicant
ctrl_interface_group=0
eapol_version=1
ap_scan=2
fast_reauth=1
network={
        ssid="blah blah blah"
        key_mgmt=NONE
        wep_key0=00000000000000000000000000
        wep_tx_keyidx=0
        priority=5
        auth_alg=SHARED
}

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
driver.

Incidentally, I would like to vote for the following bug, since I have
several networks that do not broadcast their SSIDs:

   http://hostap.epitest.fi/bugz/show_bug.cgi?id=16

Thanks in advance,
Dave.

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