[hostap driver] not authenticating when used w/ wpa-supplicant / network-manager

Dan Williams dcbw
Wed Aug 15 08:14:34 PDT 2007

On Wed, 2007-08-15 at 09:07 -0600, Andrew Jorgensen wrote:
> On 8/15/07, Dan Williams <dcbw at redhat.com> wrote:
> > [...]  Do other cards work?
> Yes, in fact one of the really odd bits is that I can reliably show
> that one more recent card (BenQ AWL100) works perfectly while this
> card (Proxim Harmony) doesn't work at all.
> I've also just satisfied myself that it's a firmware-related issue.  I
> downgraded the BenQ card to the same firmware (1.5.6) as the Proxim
> card and it exhibits precisely the same behavior.
> I do think that it's something that should work though.  It worked
> fine in the original version of Dapper (tested with the live cd) so
> something has changed in either the driver or wpa-supplicant since
> then.
> Another interesting note is that I've seen notes about other drivers
> behaving very similarly to this when used with wpa-supplicant.  A
> quick google search on "Authentication with 00:00:00:00:00:00 timed
> out." brings up examples of ipw2100, madwifi, bcm43xx, and rt2x00
> having very similar problems.  Are those all devicescape-based
> drivers?

Definitely not.  That's just wpa_supplicant's timer waiting for the
driver to signal successful association expiring.  It can happen for a
bunch of different reasons which I wouldn't associate with your problem
at all (for example, incorrect configuration settings).


> Are there any hostap driver developers left on this list?
> Oh, and I got completely the wrong bug in Launchpad.  Please look at
> the various details in this bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/57146

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