madwifi talking to intel 2011b

Jouni Malinen jkmaline
Sun Aug 20 09:44:59 PDT 2006

On Wed, Aug 16, 2006 at 11:00:36PM -0400, Brad Langhorst wrote:

> However at my in-law's house I have an intel 2011b access point that wpa 
> _supplicant can't seem to assocate with.

> There is no WPA - or even WEP enabled, it accepts broadcast addresses.

But it looks like there is..

> 0: 00:03:47:b4:c2:3b ssid='ppwn' wpa_ie_len=20 rsn_ie_len=0 caps=0x1
> wpa_parse_wpa_ie_wpa: ie count botch (pairwise), count 0 left 6
>     skip WPA IE - parse failed

The driver is reporthing that the AP includes WPA IE in scan results.
Then again, the privacy flag is not set which is quite odd combination..

> I don't understand why wpa_ie_len=20 - it should be 0 i think.
> Then this business about "parse failed" does not turn anything up in a 
> google search (other than the source code)

If the AP is not using WPA, wpa_ie_len should indeed be zero. It would
be interesting to see what exactly is in the Beacon frame to verify
whether the client driver is reporting something incorrectly or whether
the AP is indeed doing something very odd.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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