wpa supplicant problems continue - wrt54gs says pre-shared key incorrect

Jouni Malinen jkmaline at cc.hut.fi
Fri Apr 28 00:59:12 EDT 2006

On Thu, Apr 27, 2006 at 11:35:05PM -0500, John H. wrote:

> regarding wpa_passphrase, i thought i had to use that to translate an
> ascii string to hex to stick in the conf file???

No, that is not needed. You can just use the ASCII passphrase in
wpa_supplicant.conf. wpa_passphrase is only used to avoid running the
PSK derivation every time the configuration is loaded (it is relatively
CPU intensive process, but it does not take much time with modern
laptop/desktop computers). See the example wpa_supplicant.conf for more
details on how the ASCII passphrase can be configured.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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