Testing wap_supplicant over LAN

Chaudry Chaudry novalystitag at gmail.com
Mon Aug 20 09:58:30 EDT 2012

Thanks for the quick reply.

As from hostapd documentation, it is said that it can be used as a
standalone Wireless AP.
But you have mentioned below:
"build  your own switch using hostapd".
Can it also be used as a standalone EAP- SIM Server/authenticator (sort of
switch) which is working on "eth0" port? Right?
If it is so, on the wireless LAN, wpa_supplicant scans the AP by SSID. On
the wired lan, how can the wpa_supplicant can point to some particular
switch (actually hosted by hostapd). Does wpa_supplicant also receives any
input regarding ip address of authenticator as we have for eapol_test which
takes the IP address of AAA Server?

Any pointer to this?


On Mon, Aug 20, 2012 at 3:42 PM, Jouni Malinen <j at w1.fi> wrote:

> On Mon, Aug 20, 2012 at 03:12:47PM +0200, Chaudry Chaudry wrote:
> > I want to ask if it possible to test wpa_supplicant over LAN by giving
> the
> > interface "-i" as eth0 instead of wlan0 as input parameter. I know about
> > "eapol_test", but I want to use EAP-SIM peer over LAN only and
> "eapol_test"
> > is combination of EAP-Peer and Radius Client. Any pointer to this will be
> > appreciated.
> You can use wpa_supplicant for wired IEEE 802.1X authentication, so if
> you have a suitable authenticator (likely some kind of managed switch or
> build your own using hostapd), you can use that to run EAPOL/EAP
> authentication over wired ethernet. Alternatively, preauth_test could be
> used to do this using the RSN pre-authentication ethertype instead of
> EAPOL, but the end result is more or less the same.
> --
> Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA
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