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i'm trying to decrypt the packets of my android-smartphone which is connected to my AP. I setup the wpa-pwd in the decryption settings. The Decryption works with the wireshark example capture file, so i can see the decrypted Packets in that capture.

The Problem is that i only get EAPOL Packets 1,2,3 when i capture the 4 Way Handshake between my smartphone and the AP, but the 4th is Missing. Does Wireshark need all 4 Packets before it starts Decryption? I read that only Packets 1 and 2 are needed for Decryption!? Is it just not decrypting because the fourth Packet is missing?

i'm using wireshark 1.8.1 on Backtrack5. Wifi Card is an Intel 5100agn.


asked 25 Nov '12, 04:13

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