wpa_supplicant/NM fallback to WPA?

Jouni Malinen j at w1.fi
Tue May 6 15:14:03 EDT 2008


On Tue, May 06, 2008 at 06:36:59PM +0200, Johannes Berg wrote:

> I have an AP here (not mine) that fails doing RSN but works fine when
> forced to use WPA.
> 
> Do you think wpa_supplicant should try WPA if both are allowed and RSN
> fails?

No, I don't think that would be a good idea. Security policy should be
to pick the best available (i.e., enabled at both ends) option and stick
to it.. If you have to live with such a broken AP, I would assume you
can configure wpa_supplicant to only allow WPA with it.. By the way, do
you know which AP this is and could you please get me a debug log
showing the failure if it actually goes further than association? I
would like to know why it fails in RSN.

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Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA


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