wpa_supplicant -> EAP-TTLS/PAP, madwifi-ng (Atheros), problem

Sam Schinke sschinke at gmail.com
Fri Oct 13 19:12:20 EDT 2006


On Wednesday 11 October 2006 19:53, Jouni Malinen wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 11, 2006 at 07:04:45PM +0200, sabx wrote:
> >                     IE: WPA Version 1
> >                         Group Cipher : WEP-40
> >                         Pairwise Ciphers (1) : WEP-40
> >                         Authentication Suites (1) : 802.1x
>
> That's invalid WPA information element. WEP-40 is not an allow pairwise
> cipher suite. If the AP is really sending out that kind of information,
> it is quite broken..

I get the same pairwise cipher on my netgear router which I connect to using 
WPA in linux and windows. Or is this cipher suite only invalid in the context 
of EAP_TTLS/PAP (etc).

wlan0     Scan completed :
          Cell 01 - Address: 00:0F:B5:5B:BF:24
                    ESSID:"NETGEAR"
                    Protocol:IEEE 802.11b
                    Mode:Managed
                    Frequency:2.462 GHz (Channel 11)
                    Quality:0/100  Signal level:-52 dBm  Noise level:-256 dBm
                    Encryption key:on
                    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
                              24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s
                              12 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s
                    Extra:bcn_int=100
                    Extra:atim=0
                    IE: Unknown: 00074E455447454152
                    IE: Unknown: 010882848B962430486C
                    IE: Unknown: 03010B
                    IE: Unknown: 2A0100
                    IE: Unknown: 2F0100
                    IE: Unknown: 32040C121860
                    IE: Unknown: DD06001018010000
                    IE: WPA Version 1
                        Group Cipher : WEP-40
                        Pairwise Ciphers (1) : WEP-40
                        Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
                    IE: Unknown: 0000
                    IE: Unknown: 0000
                    IE: Unknown: 0000
                    IE: Unknown: 0000
                    IE: Unknown: 0000
                    IE: Unknown: 0000

It works, but I do wonder what all that other IE junk is sometimes. *grin*

Regards,
Sam



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