Dapper -- Any way to configure WEP encryption using a passphrase rather than key?
tim.timmerman at gmail.com
Fri Mar 17 05:58:00 UTC 2006
On 3/17/06, Daniel Robitaille <robitaille at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 3/15/06, Tim T. <tim.timmerman at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 3/15/06, Miles Lane <miles.lane at gmail.com > wrote:
> > > Hello,
> > >
> > > With Fedora Core running NetworkManager, I get prompted for a
> > > for a new WEP connection. I have a Linksys AP. When I set up the
> > > point, I entered "sometext" as my passphrase and this caused a hex key
> > > to be generated.
> > >
> > <snip>
> > I believe this mode of operation is called WPA.. If I'm right, you
> > want to look at wpa-supplicant
> > (not too sure about the spelling ;-)
> > TImT.
> WPA is different from WEP. For WPA you need wpa-supplicant. For WPE,
> you can use network-manager directly. But like the original poster,
> the only I have ever been able to use it is if I use the HEX key when
> prompted. Using the paraphrase never worked for me.
> "Several serious weaknesses were identified by cryptanalysts, and WEP
> was superseded by Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) in 2003"
I stand corrected..
I wonder though : is the 'generating a key from a passphrase algorithm'
perhaps vendor specific, or is there a standard algorithm for this. Does
a passphrase work on windows ?
And if there is a standard algorithm, has no body ported it to linux, not
the linksys people ?
> Daniel Robitaille
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