When I set AP like WEP/OPEN or WEP/SHARED , How Can I get AuthMode from IE Codes or anyway else?
dcbw at redhat.com
Tue Dec 1 04:06:28 EST 2009
On Tue, 2009-12-01 at 16:56 +0800, Anson_Luo at cn.alphanetworks.com wrote:
> Dear Dan:
> I got it, Thanks very much! I am a novice in wireless
> networks. I learn it since last week.Thanks for your help.
No problem. The simple answer is "WEP is horrible". Not just from a
> Dan Williams
> <dcbw at redhat.com>
> 2009-12-01 15:59
> Anson_Luo at cn.alphanetworks.com
> hostap at lists.shmoo.com
> Re: When I set AP like
> WEP/OPEN or
> WEP/SHARED , How Can I
> get AuthMode from IE
> Codes or anyway else?
> On Tue, 2009-12-01 at 09:23 +0800, Anson_Luo at cn.alphanetworks.com
> > ALL here:
> > I have a question that let me puzzle:
> > When I set AP like WEP/OPEN or WEP/SHARED ,How Can I get AuthMode
> > IE Codes or anyway else?
> You cannot. Open/Shared is simply not present in the AP's beacon. It
> is a deficiency of WEP, which WPA fixed by only allowing open
> authentication for WPA connections. There is simply no way to tell
> whether an AP is using shared auth or open system auth because a WEP
> never broadcasts that information.
> Either the user has to specify the WEP authentication mode explicitly,
> or the supplicant/driver must first try Shared Key first, and then
> System when/if the AP reports that SK is not available (using 802.11
> status code 13, "Requested authentication algorithm not supported").
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