scan result doubt..

Dan Williams dcbw at
Sun Jan 13 22:26:17 EST 2008

On Mon, 2008-01-14 at 06:54 +0530, Raghavendra. S wrote:
> Hi All,
>   Assume some APs in a Wi-Fi zone are operating in WEP- open/shared.
> Is there a way to know this using wpa supplicant scan result?
>  I saw that it only displays WEP. but it will never dispay open/shared?

You cannot detect whether an AP is using open or shared authentication
mode from beacons.  You simply have to know what mode the AP is using.
Advertising the WEP authentication method used was never part of the
standard.  Yes, it sucks.


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