Association fails on WPA-EAP (TKIP) network

Andrew Barr andrew.james.barr
Tue Jun 13 15:27:31 PDT 2006

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On Tuesday 13 June 2006 18:06, Larry Finger wrote:
> This kind of looping looks like what I had with bcm43xx-softmac trying to
> connect with a Linksys WRT54G V5 router. Check the ethereal dump of the
> association response packet. In my case, the association was rejected
> because the STA did not support short preambles. This response is clearly a
> bug in the Linksys firmware and has been reported to them. It is possible
> that other AP codes have the same or similar bugs.

I installed Ethereal and opened my dump file. This is most interesting:

There is an Association Response frame from the AP to the handheld that has 
status code 0x0012. Ethereal says that means that association was denied 
because the station doesn't support all required datarates. I'm willing to 
bet the AP is set to 'G only' somewhere on it's configuration pages. 
Unfortunately, ATM I cannot remember the admin password (and my usual 
suspects don't work) so it's going to have to wait.

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