Re: IEEE 802.1X support with Host AP driver

From: Jouni Malinen (
Date: 2002-09-08 18:08:49 UTC

On Sun, Sep 08, 2002 at 06:20:36PM +0300, Jouni Malinen wrote:

> both with WinXP and Xsupplicant. Adding support for individual unicast
> keys should now be quite straightforward since the kernel driver already
> supports this and it would be enough to just generate a new key,
> configure it for the kernel driver, and send it to Supplicant. I'm just
> hoping that the Orinoco driver in WinXP has support for this.

The code for individual key generation and configuration is now available, but it will certainly need more testing. I managed to get the connection working with one station using WinXP Supplicant and Orinoco driver. Testing with more that one station would be useful and getting some debug info out of WinXP Supplicant would have been helpful.. Every now and then WinXP claimed that the connection failed even though it worked fine, etc.

Maybe it would be time to make sure that Host AP driver works with individual keys when in Managed mode and modify Xsupplicant to support configuring individual keys for the driver when in station mode.. This should make debugging the AP code easier.  

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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