wpa and wifi bridge

Pavel Roskin proski at gnu.org
Tue Jun 3 20:13:35 EDT 2008


On Wed, 2008-06-04 at 01:19 +0200, madvax at free.fr wrote:
> Hello
> 
> I can get a SMC 2682W ethernet-wifi bridge. It's quite old :
> it's a 11b device that doesn't support wpa.
> 
> If my computer runs wpa_supplicant, can it connect to a
> WPA protected wifi access point thru this bridge ?
> 
>   computer with     eth   SMS2682W   wifi    wifi AP
>  wpa_supplicant  <------>  bridge  <------>  with WPA

I'm quite sure it won't work.  WPA doesn't work like this.  It's not
just 802.1x over wireless.

SMC 2682W may be compatible with OpenAP, but you'll need to change
OpenAP to support WPA and reflash the bridge.  That's a lot of work, and
I don't think it's worth the trouble.

-- 
Regards,
Pavel Roskin


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