Re: Problems with Linksys and Orinoco clients

From: Jouni Malinen (
Date: 2002-08-13 19:04:41 UTC

On Tue, Aug 13, 2002 at 09:34:52AM -0500, Aron Silverton wrote:

> I have, by now seen numerous mention of the "problem" with the WMP11
> card and firmware 1.4.2. I would like to reiterate from my experience
> detailed below that the WMP11 DOES work with a Cisco Aironet 350 client
> although I don't seem to get good speed negotiation.

The bug in 1.4.2 causes the card to not reply Probe Request frames in Host AP mode. However, beacon frames are sent correctly. I have tested this only with Prism2 and Lucent cards as clients and these did not try to authenticate with the AP before receiving Probe Response. As far as I know, nothing in IEEE 802.11 requires this and Cisco cards are probably authenticating and associating based on the information available from the beacon frames.  

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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