[maemo-users] [maemo-users] WPA-PSK: hex key vs. passphrase

From: Kalle Valo Kalle.Valo at nokia.com
Date: Wed Dec 14 12:02:20 EET 2005
On Wed, 2005-12-14 at 01:41 -0800, ext Dimitris Kogias wrote:
> > As Patrik already mentioned, it's not possible at the moment. But I'm
> > curious why you use WPA-PSK with hex key because I haven't heard anyone
> > using it before. Could you please describe your setup and the reasons
> > why you chose hex key?
> Primarily because to be secure, the PSK needs to be random, and an
> easy-to-remember password would also make it vulnerable to a dictionary
> attack:
> http://wifinetnews.com/archives/002452.html
> and because I'm lazy and /dev/urandom is easier to use for a random key
> rather than a random "passphrase" :-)

Ok, thanks for the explanation.

> BTW, does the 770 support EAP-PEAP and/or EAP-TLS?

Yes, it supports both. EAP-MSCHAPv2 and EAP-GTC are supported inside

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