This is a discussion on Re: WPA/TKIP preferred to WPA2/AES ? - FreeBSD ; martinko wrote: > Sam Leffler wrote: >> martinko wrote: >>> Hallo, >>> >>> My wireless router has a configuration option to support both WPA / >>> WPA2 at the same time, so when a wireless client cannot talk modern >>> ...
> Sam Leffler wrote:
>> martinko wrote:
>>> My wireless router has a configuration option to support both WPA /
>>> WPA2 at the same time, so when a wireless client cannot talk modern
>>> WPA2 it can use old WPA instead.
>>> Now it works naturally in Windows and apparently in Symbian too but
>>> unfortunately FreeBSD (6.4) picks up WPA and less secure TKIP instead
>>> of AES. Would it be possible to amend this behaviour and use better
>>> and newer protocols/algorithms/ciphers when available please ? (that
>>> is AES preferred to TKIP and WPA2 instead of WPA etc.)
>> man wpa_supplicant.conf
> Yeah, I could use proto="RSN WPA" but I was wondering whether it
> wouldn't be better if the system autoselected the best available
> protocol/cipher (if not specified otherwise) which in this case would be
> WPA2/CCMP instead of WPA/TKIP. Or is it not desirable for some reasons?
I've checked it with 7.0 and 7.1 and there's an improvement -- both of
them autoselected WPA2 but cipher was still TKIP -- it's better than in
6.x yet still not ideal (which would be WPA2/AES-CCM in this case).
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