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invalid key format wpa-psk wpa-pwd

asked 2024-04-10 09:06:49 +0000

rakhawaya gravatar image

Hello everyone,

I've seen this issue come up in several posts, going back as far as 12 years ago (since version 1.7.0), but sadly no answer. I'm running macOS 14.0 (sonoma) on intel, and wireshark's latest version (4.2.4). I'm trying to decrypt wpa2, so I go into preferences, protocols, IEEE 802.11, enable decryption, edit and then this happens: apart from wep, any other security protocal displays an 'invalid key format' error message. Even before I start typing anything. Any clue ?

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answered 2024-04-10 12:10:44 +0000

Chuckc gravatar image

Invalid key entry in WPA-PSK/WPA-PWD

The key entry dialog, or at least the validity indication, is less than optimal.

If you finish entering the key in the proper format (WSUG: 11.11.1. Adding Keys) it will be accepted.

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It will be a little bit more user-friendly in 4.4.0:

johnthacker gravatar imagejohnthacker ( 2024-04-11 16:29:26 +0000 )edit

answered 2024-04-10 11:48:52 +0000

rakhawaya gravatar image

Found a way out: just type a random long password (idk how many characters exactly) followed by a random wifi name then press enter and you should be fine. Then you can change to your actual inputs

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