wpa_supplicant WPA_PSK: not working with Value Point AP --HELP

Jungle Cui jcui
Wed Feb 16 11:48:06 PST 2005

Hi, Jouni,

Attached is the sniffer dump for one round of WPA_PSK connection from
wpa_supplicant to ValuePoint AP. Please take a look.

It starts with beacons, then some activities, then beacons again...

Please note:
STA MAC ADDR: 00:04:E2:80:4A:5B
AP  MAC ADDR: 00:09:92:01:46:CD

Best Regards,

-----Original Message-----
From: Jungle Cui
Sent: Tue 2/15/2005 10:00 PM
To: Jouni Malinen; hostap at shmoo.com
Subject: RE: wpa_supplicant WPA_PSK: not working with Value Point AP --HELP
Hi, Jouni,
1): We have verified that this AP can be accessed via WPA-PSK settings from
many windows clients running Windows XP + SP2
2): While wpa_supplicant is running, we repeatedly use ifconfig and notice that
there are a lot of dropping packets for RX. ( 10+ for every 10 seconds)
3): We suspect that after association, Value Point AP may sends some frames
that are in certain formats or with certain types of encryption that the client side
can not understand and then drops them. While Windows WiFi client software
may be more fault tolerant and therefore can still manage to have the authentication
process through. Not sure this is possible or not.
4): We will get sniffer trace and send to you.


From: hostap-bounces+jcui=skymv.com at shmoo.com on behalf of Jouni Malinen
Sent: Tue 2/15/2005 7:19 PM
To: hostap at shmoo.com
Subject: Re: wpa_supplicant WPA_PSK: not working with Value Point AP --HELP

On Tue, Feb 15, 2005 at 02:12:31PM -0800, Jungle Cui wrote:

> I am using wpa_supplicant 0.2.6 WPA_PSK. it works for NetGear and LinkSys
> AP. However, It can not work with Value Point AP. Looks it can associates
> with Value Point AP, but the authentication never happen. wap_supplicant
> authentication times out every 10 seconds repeatly. Please help on this.

The debug log shows number of association events, but no EAPOL frames
from the access point. Have you tested this AP with another client?
Would you be able to use a wireless sniffer to capture the packets sent
between the AP and the client using wpa_supplicant?

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA
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