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VicRace
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WEP shared key authentication

Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:00 pm

I am trying to use an RB433 as a station-pseudobridge against an existing Wili AP. (Gave up on WDS). The Wili AP is configured for WEP encryption and authentication. If I temporarily disable WEP authentication on the Wili everything works. When shared key authentication is re-enabled I get the "auth 13" error.

I think that RouterOS does not support shared key authentication. Is that right?

Going through the 2.7 manual I see:
used−authentication (open−system | shared−key; default: open−system) − type of authentication to be used for connestion
Was WEP shared key authentication supported at one time? If so, anyone know what version I would have to go back to, and how I could download such an historical version for the RB433?
 
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Re: WEP shared key authentication

Wed Jun 03, 2009 3:04 am

WEP is so insecure, it is not worth bothering with. Can your other gear not at least use WPA, or better, WPA2?

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Re: WEP shared key authentication

Wed Jun 03, 2009 2:33 pm

Going through the 2.7 manual I see:
???

RouterOS actual version is v3.24, v2.7 was actual some 6-7 years ago
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Re: WEP shared key authentication

Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:46 pm

It agree, WEP is not safe, but sometimes (CPE) it is required it will be connected to a point at which it is adjusted WEP and in this case 3 version cannot will be connected to this point.

At construction certainly it is not necessary to use WEP, and to use WPA and WPA2, but RouterOS should have and it.

Some our clients which use routerboard as CPE asked about WEP.
 
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Re: WEP shared key authentication

Thu Jun 11, 2009 5:32 pm

It agree, WEP is not safe, but sometimes (CPE) it is required it will be connected to a point at which it is adjusted WEP and in this case 3 version cannot will be connected to this point.

At construction certainly it is not necessary to use WEP, and to use WPA and WPA2, but RouterOS should have and it.

Some our clients which use routerboard as CPE asked about WEP.
Thats our situation exactly. Our client has some Wili boxes already installed. He had a very difficult time configuring those boxes for hotspot. Converting to WPA on the second radio bridge link means using AAA and Firewall keys which he is very reluctant to touch. He knows that WEP is not the solution, but isn't happy that we're trying to force the improvement on him before he is ready.

Might work out though, as replacing the existing Wili with MikroTik is something he is considering.
 
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Re: WEP shared key authentication

Thu Jun 11, 2009 5:37 pm

shared key:

/interface wireless set wlan1 allow-sharedkey=yes

you should buy 3.x license, in that version Shared key option appear in winbox.
 
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Re: WEP shared key authentication

Thu Jun 11, 2009 6:01 pm

Thanks, but the RB433 is operating in client mode.

>> /interface wireless set wlan1 allow-sharedkey=yes

This only applies when operating as an AP, even then it's meaning is closer to "ingore" than to "support". (page 139 of OS3.0 ref manual).

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