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How to see if WPA/WPA2 is enabled?

asked 2020-11-20 18:11:14 +0000

Manny318 gravatar image

Hello, I just captured some Beacon Frames from my Wifi for education purpose. The network is WPA2 encrypted, but which flag shows me that information? Thanks for any help.

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answered 2020-11-20 18:40:00 +0000

Bob Jones gravatar image

updated 2020-11-25 19:33:29 +0000

You want to look at the RSN IE (information element):

Tag: RSN Information
   Tag Number: RSN Information (48)
   Tag length: 20
   RSN Version: 1
   Group Cipher Suite: 00:0f:ac (Ieee 802.11) AES (CCM)
   Pairwise Cipher Suite Count: 1
   Pairwise Cipher Suite List 00:0f:ac (Ieee 802.11) AES (CCM)
   Auth Key Management (AKM) Suite Count: 1
   Auth Key Management (AKM) List 00:0f:ac (Ieee 802.11) WPA
   RSN Capabilities: 0x0028

This will provide some of the information needed: WPA2 supported, Personal (PSK) or Enterprise. This example is WPA2-Enterprise.

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Thank you! :)

Manny318 gravatar imageManny318 ( 2020-11-20 20:35:38 +0000 )edit

WPA2 = uses the RSN Information element (48)

WPA = uses Element ID 221 with OUI and type fields of 00:50:F2:01

Amato_C gravatar imageAmato_C ( 2020-11-24 20:58:03 +0000 )edit

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