the requirements of supporting WSC or PUSH-BUTTON?
andriy.tkachuk at inobject.com
Fri Aug 29 04:23:55 EDT 2008
On 2008-08-29 09:31, c4linux wrote:
> I'm confused about the requirements of supporting WSC or PUSH-BUTTON or WPS(they have the same meaning?), there are few documents about supporting Wi-Fi Simple Configuration.
Push Button is one of WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) configuration modes
(and is optional, actually). WSC (Wi-Fi Simple Config) is former name of
WPS protocol specified by Wi-Fi Aliance (check
> 1. Is WSC a pure software that can work without any hardware supporting?
No, hardware & underlying software has to support transferring of WPS
IEs (Information Elements) in beacons/probe responses/requests.
> 2. my wifi chip is Atheros AR2413, dose it support WPS ?
> 3. Any version of Madwifi can support WSC ?
> 4. I found a patched hostapd that can support WPS . Where I can get these patch?
Yesterday I just announced it - at git://git.assembla.com/hostap-wps.git
. There is latest hostap-0.6 sources with WPS code made originally by
Jouni Malinen but then removed due some legal threats from his former
employer, Devicescape Software. From hostapd/ChangeLog:
> * added support for Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
> (hostapd can now be configured to act as an integrated WPS
> and provision credentials for WPS Enrollees using PIN and PBC
> methods; external WPS Registrars are not supported); WPS
> support can
> be enabled by adding CONFIG_WPS=y into .config and setting the
> runtime configuration variables in hostapd.conf (see WPS
> section in
> the example configuration file); new hostapd_cli commands
> wps_pin and
> wps_pbc are used to configuration WPS negotiation; see
> README-WPS for
> more details
There is not ready code for Enrolle though. For this you can try Chuck
Tuffi's patch published recently at
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