Re: Does the driver support WEP in AP mode ?

From: Jouni Malinen (
Date: 2002-06-29 17:19:03 UTC

On Sun, Jun 30, 2002 at 02:26:05AM +1000, dennis wrote:

> I haven't seen anything in the doc's that clearly state that HostAP
> mode does not support WEP so I thought I'd pose the question to
> check.

Yes, WEP is supported in Host AP mode.

> As tunnelling ALL traffic from workstation/laptop to it's source
> isn't usually possible wouldn't we all be allowing anyone to plug
> into our AP's.

Even with WEP we are allowing more less anyone to plug into our APs.. ;-)

> If WEP is not supported in HostAP mode, it effectively means that
> the only use for the driver in HostAP is for a PTP link utilising
> IPSec (etc.)

Even with WEP supported, I would strongly recommend using IPSec or SSH on top of WEP.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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