Will WPA3 work on existing hardware?



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hostapd (which is used by turris OS) already supports WPA3, so the main thing needed is for devs to update package to latest git


and by hostapd I mean binary:
# ps aux|grep hostapd
root 4463 0.1 0.0 2100 1256 ? Ss Jun28 103:30 /usr/sbin/hostapd -P /var/run/wifi-phy1.pid -B /var/run/hostapd-phy1.conf
root 4494 0.0 0.0 2100 720 ? Ss Jun28 10:13 /usr/sbin/hostapd -P /var/run/wifi-phy0.pid -B /var/run/hostapd-phy0.conf


hostapd does not appear being installed by default but hostapd-common (2016-12-19-7).


Synology routers support WPA3-Personal and Enterprise.



LANCOM with their latest firmware update started support


According to https://openwrt.org/docs/guide-user/network/wifi/basic OpenWRT 19.01 will feature support for WPA3


Hostapd released v2.7, it has SEA support.

Not sure if Hostapd can be upgraded or if we need to wait for Turris 4.0


development chain is master source (w1.fi) -> OpenWRT -> TO

OWRT is currently patching for their upcoming 19.x release and thus far not backporting to their 18.x/15.x branches, latter being the source for the current TOS 3.x branch.

We update hostapd and wpad to apply security patches but don’t expect new versions of packages to be backported. Someone might get around to it but most probably this issue is going to be closed together with 3.x release cycle some time in future.


seems that WPA3 is plagued by a number of underlying design flaws which expose users to password partitioning attacks…



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