Re: Prism2 Host AP - new release 2002-04-10

From: David Levitan (
Date: 2002-04-11 00:32:20 UTC

quick question: How do I enable a 40 bit key and how do I enable a 104bit key? I couldn't find anything in any documentation. Thanks,
David Levitan

Jouni Malinen wrote:
> A new version of Prism2 Host AP driver was just released and it is now
> available from
> 2002-04-10
> * fixed compilation with older Linux wireless extension versions
> (at least version 9 is now required for most wireless extensions)
> * kernel driver AP functionality code cleanup
> * try to send broadcast deauthentication frames when shutting down
> * use smaller default inactivity timeout with stations (5 min)
> * send disassociation when 3/4 of inactivity timeout has passed and
> deauthentication when full timeout has passed
> * added support for WEP in Host AP mode
> - card firmware is used to decrypt frames (it seems to work fine)
> - encryption is performed in host driver since firmware does not
> seem to want to encrypt frames correctly when in Host AP mode
> - use 'restricted' as default WEP mode instead of 'open'
> - WEP keys are saved in driver data, so SIOCGIWENCODE is now
> returning real values and not the bogus values firmware returned
> - 40-bit and 104-bit WEP seems to now be working properly in Host AP
> mode (both with stations and with WDS links); (note that if
> 104-bit WEP is used, station firmware on AP must support 104-bit
> WEP in order to decrypt frames)
> * fixed a bug in fake-WDS frame generation
> - if payload len was odd, the addr4 was broken in RX frames
> * drop RX packets that have ToDS flag but wrong BSSID and RX packets
> that have FromDS flag (these frames are usually broadcast/multicast
> frames in other BSSes)

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