Problems with wpa_supplicant/ipw2200/D-link

Pedro Ramalhais ramalhais
Fri Mar 18 10:34:24 PST 2005

On Fri, 2005-03-18 at 18:12, Chris Ross wrote:
>    I have a D-link DWL-7000AP, configured to have it's B/G side running
> WPA-PSK.  I configured the wpa_supplicant.conf file as demonstrated in
> the README with wpa_supplicant 0.3.8:
> # allow frontend (e.g., wpa_cli) to be used by all users in 'wheel' group
> ctrl_interface=/var/run/wpa_supplicant
> ctrl_interface_group=wheel
> #
> # home network; allow all valid ciphers
> network={
> 	ssid="my-ssid"
> 	scan_ssid=1
> 	key_mgmt=WPA-PSK
> 	psk="my PSK goes here"
> }
>    However, when I start up the wpa_supplicant (compiled only with
> IPW driver support), it scans for APs, and sees two:
>    My non-broadcasting 802.11b AP, not WPA capable, and
>    My DWL-7000 broadcasting for ssid "my-ssid".
>    But, it reports a wpa_ie_len of 0 for both.  I'm not sure why,
> but it reports that the DWL-7000 isn't WPA capable.  But, it is.
> I configured it this way, and it works fine in Windows XP.  I'm
> using the built-in WPA stuff downloaded from Microsoft, and
> doing WPA-PSK, just as I configured the access-point to do.
>    Any idea what I'm doing wrong?  Is this an AP bug?  I updated
> it to the latest firmware a month or two ago, and that's still
> the newest one d-link is offering.  Is the AP not reporting something
> it should be, or is wpa_supplicant getting it wrong somehow.
> Can I hard configure wpa_supplicant to try it anyway, since I
> know it works (based on the windows driver working) ?
>    Thanks...
>                           - Chris
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Remove scan_ssid=1. Run wpa_supplicant in the foreground with -dddd and
post the log. If you're using wpa_supplicant from debian try using the
original source for wpa_supplicant.
Pedro Ramalhais <ramalhais at>

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