Re: Dynamic WEP for each STA

Date: 2002-04-05 13:45:06 UTC

On Fri, 5 Apr 2002, Jouni Malinen wrote:

> Impossible? If WEP is implemented in the host driver (which seems to
> be required to get it really working in Host AP mode), the driver can
> store different keys for each station. When encrypting/decrypting
> frames, the driver knows which station is in question and can thus use
> the proper key. I see no problem in using different keys for each
> station in host driver based WEP implementation.

The difficultly may come with encrypting and decrypting broadcast and multicast frames unless all nodes on the network run your driver. At the very least, clients will be unable able to make sense of broadcasts from other clients unless they are using a common key.


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