Re: hardware WEP encryption in 1.4.9

From: Jouni Malinen (
Date: 2002-09-15 17:59:22 UTC

On Sun, Sep 15, 2002 at 07:35:21PM +0200, Jacques Caron wrote:

> Just wondering if card-based WEP encryption might be broken in hostap mode
> because they added provisions for per-client keys? Also, I guess that
> unless that is indeed the case (and somebody finds out how it works...),
> per-client keys would still require host-based encryption?

I do not have any information about that, but they might be related. Anyway, per-client keys are still using host-based encryption (and decryption) in the Host AP driver and will probably continue to do so.

Current CVS version has the modified WEP selection. It defaults to card-based encryption with f/w >= 1.4.9 and this can be overriden with prism2_param host_encrypt. I have tested host-based encryption in Host AP mode only with 1.4.2 (did not work) and 1.4.9 (worked), so any other reports of versions newer that 1.4.2 would be welcome.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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