Subject: Re: NetBSD support for TKIP (aka WPA) and/or 802.11i?
To: None <>
From: Rui Paulo <>
List: tech-net
Date: 10/28/2004 16:12:53
On 2004.10.28 10:32:05 +0000, Steve Bellovin wrote:
> Is there any support in NetBSD for TKIP (aka WPA) security for 802.11 
> networks?  I don't have to describe how weak WEP is.  Is anyone looking 
> at 802.11i support?

From ath(4):
All chips support WEP encryption. AR5211 and AR5212 support the AES, TKIP, 
and Michael crypto-graphic operations required for WPA but at this time the
driver does not support them.

This was the only wireless driver that mentioned WPA that I found.
Maybe there are some patches...

Not to mention that WPA is missing from NetBSD, I couldn't find any
device able to interoperate with 802.11g (yes I know, there are
patches for Prism54). How is wireless support going on FreeBSD 5 or
the other BSDs ? Is there any kind of barrier that makes hard to
support wireless drivers in NetBSD ?


Rui Paulo                          "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication."
                                      -- Leonardo da Vinci