[Olsr-users] Encryption in ad-hoc network using Openwrt+OLSR

Ben West (spam-protected)
Fri Apr 4 08:49:39 CEST 2014

Sorry for being ambiguous.  My experience has been that either of these
package selections ...

A. wpad
B. wpa_supplicant & hostapd, which are complimentary

... enable IBSS-RSN WPA encryption.  Selecting all 3, i.e. wpad,
wpa_supplicant, and hostapd, cause conflicts.  Also, I think hostapd +
wpa_supplicant is possibly slated for obsolescence at some point (even
though these packages are all basically invoking bits from the same hostapd

I've been using the wpad package with encryption=psk2+aes w/o problem on
r38xxx revisions of OpenWRT AA and higher.

The Commotion folks are actually using wpad_mini, patched to include
IBSS_RSN.  That works fine, too, and I can share the patch if you don't
mind cluttering your build tree.

On Fri, Apr 4, 2014 at 1:26 AM, Henning Rogge <(spam-protected)> wrote:

> On Thu, Apr 3, 2014 at 6:02 PM, Ben West <(spam-protected)> wrote:
> > This is possible in current generations of OpenWRT Attitude Adjustment,
> > although I'm not completely sure if the pre-compiled v12.09 binaries
> support
> > it reliably.  It is called IBSS-RSN.  You would need to include the
> package
> > wpad or hostapd + wpa_supplicant.  The wpad_mini package as-is doesn't
> > include IBSS-RSN support.
> Just to make sure to get this right...
> is wpad alone enough? "wpad or (hostapd + wpa_supplicant)"
> or do I need wpad and wpa_supplicant? " (wpad or hostapd) and
> wpa_supplicant"
> I am in the process of building an OpenWRT image for our "dlep based
> hybrid node design" and would like to support the wpa2 mode.
> Henning Rogge

Ben West
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