What is Extra: rsn_ie ?

Timo Pannes timo.pannes at gmx.net
Mon Apr 3 21:54:49 EDT 2006


> > Is this true for all WPA2 encrypted networks or only for those APs using
> > hostapd?
>
> Afaik, this is true for _all_ WPA2 encrypted APs, not only for those
> with hostapd.

That means that you can distinguish WPA2 enabled networks from those using 
just WEP. But afaik there is no way to distinguish between WPA and WEP 
without sniffing some of the initialization traffic, isn't it? 
So the RSN_IE is quite a good thing, because you directly know that it isn't 
worth aircracking the network ;) Is this correct?

Greetings,
Timo

 





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