Problem With HostAP and static WEP, kernel 2.6.14, hostap 0.47

Jouni Malinen jkmaline at
Mon Mar 20 23:30:28 EST 2006

On Tue, Mar 14, 2006 at 03:12:58PM +0800, Jared Holzman wrote:

> I'm having trouble trying to configure HostAP with static WEP on my 
> server. Configuration seems to work using iwconfig tool (iwconfig mode 
> Master, iwconfig essid, iwconfig key etc, etc) and I can then use the 
> AP. However once I start the hostapd daemon, the encryption key seems to 
> disappear from iwconfig and the AP becomes unusuable (in both unsecured 
> mode and WEP mode) and if I try and set the key subsequently, using the 
> iwconfig tool, it fails with an error and then comes up with invalid 
> output until I reset the device.

The current version of hostapd does not support this kind of mode (i.e.,
static WEP keys), so this would need to be done without hostapd like was
mentioned in an earlier reply.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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