Re: Host decryption in master mode

From: Jouni Malinen (
Date: 2002-05-03 16:06:34 UTC

On Fri, May 03, 2002 at 04:47:14PM +0200, Martin Whitlock wrote:

> Seems like the host_decrypt flag has to be set to 1 (use host decryption)
> in order to get WEP working in master mode. Wasn't it only encryption that
> couldn't be done by the card firmware?
> I'm using ver 2002-05-02 and havn't been experienced this problem with
> earlier versions.

It shouldn't be required. Well, to be more exact, I have one card that does not know how to WEP and it requires host decrypt, but all other cards I have used work fine with only host encryption in Host AP mode.

I don't think I have tested the released version with WEP, but more or less identical version worked fine both with and without host decrypt while using WEP in Master mode.

> Another thing... You may add this to the list of supported cards:
> card "Philips 802.11b WLAN PCMCIA"
> manfid 0x000b, 0x7300
> bind "hostap_cs"

OK, thanks.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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