wpa-psk and hostap problem.

Andrea G Forte andreaf at cs.columbia.edu
Wed Nov 30 16:17:08 EST 2005


Yes, the problem and the solution are both what you suggested. Thank you.
One more thing. Is there a reason why unencrypted data frames are 
dropped? Also, can you suggest any official documentation about WPA?

Thanks a lot,
Andrea


Jouni Malinen wrote:

>On Tue, Nov 29, 2005 at 05:28:35PM -0500, Andrea G Forte wrote:
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>>I was conducting some experiments with a Netgear AP, and two linux 
>>laptops (kernel 2.4). On one of the laptops I used hostap 0.3.9 and 
>>wpa_supplicant 0.4.7 and on the other laptop I used hostap-driver0.3.9 
>>without any supplicant. On the AP I enabled WPA-PSK. Now, according to 
>>the standard, a client should first associate to the AP and then perform 
>>authentication.
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>Also according to the standard, the AP that is configured to use WPA
>must reject association if the client does not use WPA..
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>>However, the problem is that now the laptop on which I do *not* run the 
>>supplicant it even fails associating to the AP. I always get association 
>>failed (Linkstatus = 6). Is this a problem related to the Netgear AP 
>>that does not follow the standard or is it a problem with the hostap 
>>driver?
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>I have hard time trying to understand this explanation.. Could you
>please explain what you were expecting to see and what you think is
>incorrect behavior? If I understood this setup correctly, you have AP
>configured to use WPA and the client (the one not running
>wpa_supplicant) configured not to use WPA. Did I understand that
>correctly? If yes, the expected behavior is that the client does not
>complete association with this AP and that seems to be exactly what is
>happening here..
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