Fw: deauthentication: reason_code=3

Jouni Malinen jkmaline
Fri Jan 3 23:49:16 PST 2003

On Fri, Jan 03, 2003 at 09:26:24PM -0800, wireless at douglasheld.net wrote:

> My AP consists of the plx card in the RedHat box, and a Dlink DWL 900-AP+
> configured as a repeater of the plx radio.

Do you know exactly what that repeater configuration is doing? Is it
supposed to extend range of AP (using Host AP driver)? Are you sure it
is compatible with Host AP driver?

> What I find is that the card software on the laptop will happily state that
> is is still associated (or RE-associated), and the LEDs show that it
> associated.  However, no packets get through.

Associated with which AP (Host AP/D-Link DWL 900-AP+)?

> I find the following (or similar) in my messages file:  My question, I
> guess, is where can I decode "reason_code=3", and can anyone guess a setting
> I can use to instruct the AP to be agreeable when clients with bad
> connections move to a better location?

Reason codes are defined in IEEE Std 802.11 (3 = deauthentication
because sending station is leaving or has left).

> wlan0: TXEXC - fid=0x041a - status=0x0001 ([RetryErr]) tx_control=000c
>    retry_count=0 tx_rate=0 fc=0x0a08 (Data::0)
>    addr1=00:30:ab:14:0f:1c addr2=00:90:d1:07:81:03 addr3=00:90:d1:07:81:03
> wlan0: STA 00:30:ab:14:0f:1c TX rate lowered to 10
> wlan0: sending disassociation info to STA 00:30:ab:14:0f:1c(last=390603,
> jiffies=391703)

I would assume that the station re-associated with the D-Link AP and
Host AP is removing it after timeout.

> wlan0: association request: from 00:30:ab:14:0f:1c to 00:90:d1:07:81:03
> len=30
>   capability=0x0001, listen_interval=1 - new AID 2

Here the station re-associated with Host AP..

> wlan0: deauthentication: 00:30:ab:14:0f:1c len=2, reason_code=3

.. but, for some reason decided to deauthenticate.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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