Re: about WEP

From: Jouni Malinen (
Date: 2002-04-09 19:16:57 UTC

On Fri, Apr 05, 2002 at 01:34:29PM +0300, Jouni Malinen wrote:

> On Thu, Mar 28, 2002 at 04:24:33PM +0100, Patrick PETIT wrote:

> > I have to use the WEP encryption in my Linux AP (authentication + privacy).
> > Is that feature planed and, if yes, when this will be implemented ?
> Yes, it is planned, but there is no timetable for its implementation
> (it isn't in the top half of my todo list).

Hmm.. My todo list scheduler seems to me somewhat faulty... ;-) Anyway, I just managed to get at least 40-bit WEP working in Host AP mode. At the moment firmware decrypts packets, but encryption is done in the host driver since firmware does not seem to do it correctly, no matter how it is configured. If needed, also decrypting could be done in the driver.

Current version did not seem to work with WDS links yet, so some more debugging is needed before next release. In addition, I did not yet test operations with 104-bit keys. At the moment the driver uses same WEP key with all stations, but the code could be easily changed to support station specific keys.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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