Testing wap_supplicant over LAN

Chaudry Chaudry novalystitag at gmail.com
Wed Aug 22 02:50:19 EDT 2012

Hi Jouni,
Any hint towards the wpa_supplicant and hostapd testing over LAN? It would
be appreciated.


On Mon, Aug 20, 2012 at 3:58 PM, Chaudry Chaudry <novalystitag at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi,
> 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?
> BR,
> 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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