support for WPA2

linux newbie linux.newbie79 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 29 20:31:07 EDT 2010


My understanding is that TKIP is handled by the cisco card and hence
AES should also be handled by card?

Is my understanding correct??

On Fri, Apr 30, 2010 at 9:19 AM, linux newbie <linux.newbie79 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks Pavel.
>
> On Thu, Apr 29, 2010 at 11:56 PM, Pavel Roskin <proski at gnu.org> wrote:
>> On Thu, 2010-04-29 at 09:40 +1000, linux newbie wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> On our ARM based terminal we have cisco 350 pcmcia wireless card. I
>>> downloaded the driver that supports WPA and things are working fine as
>>> expected.
>>>
>>> In the cisco website it was mentioned that cisco 350 does not support
>>> WPA2 as the radio lags AES.
>>>
>>> Is there any alternative to add support for WPA2? eg: by modifying the
>>> driver with AES support (some weired idea ;) )
>>
>> I don't think anyone will help you with that.  The driver in the kernel
>> doesn't appear to support even TKIP, so you are likely using some driver
>> that was deemed inappropriate for the kernel.  Combine that with the
>> fact that the hardware is obsolete.
>>
>>> If WPA2 is not possible at all, can you please recommend some other
>>> PCMCIA cards with open source driver support?
>>
>> Anything with Prism chipset should work with the hostap driver.  See
>> drivers/net/wireless/hostap/hostap_cs.c in the kernel sources for the
>> device table.  I know, it's somewhat challenging to find such device on
>> the market now.
>>
>> --
>> Regards,
>> Pavel Roskin
>>
>


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