EAP-TLS and wpa_supplicant

Gunter Burchardt gbur
Wed Oct 27 06:06:56 PDT 2004

> Hello,
> I have a DLINK wireless router (DI-624) and freeradius 1.0.1 setup for
> WPA-EAP using TLS and PEAP for authentication. This set up works very
> well for a Broadcom (bcm43xx) wireless mini PCI card and a DLINK
> DWL-G650 pcmcia card on a Inspiron 8600 running on Windows XP.
> On linux I used the Linuxant Driverloader with the same wireless cards
> and wpa_supplicant 0.2.5. I was able to get TLS and PEAP authentication
> working with the wireless router. However, if the wireless network is
> left idle for about 5 minutes, the network will stop working. When the
> network stop working, the output of wpa_supplicant (at the end of this
> email) can be seen.
> If I have a traffic generator (i.e. ping at 15 seconds interval) going,
> the network stays up.
> I am pretty sure that the problem does not lie in DI-624 nor freeradius
> as this setup works with the same wireless devices under windows.
> Any help or suggestions would be much appreciated.

It sounds like power save option of the wireless card. Try to disable
it (I don't know how on this card)


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