Why wpa_supplicant does not connect to a -61dbm access point?
Mon Feb 26 19:17:52 PST 2007
On Mon, Feb 26, 2007 at 12:43:54PM +0100, J?rg Sommer wrote:
> % wpa_supplicant -D wext -i eth1
> Trying to associate with 00:14:1b:60:6a:40 (SSID='802.1X' freq=2472 MHz)
> Authentication with 00:00:00:00:00:00 timed out.
> Why is it 00:00:00:00:00:00?
Sign of the driver never reporting association.
> % iwevent
> 12:29:08.536222 eth1 Set Mode:Managed
> 12:29:08.866442 eth1 Scan request completed
> 12:29:08.866542 eth1 Set Mode:Managed
> 12:29:08.877978 eth1 Set Frequency:2.472 GHz (Channel 13)
> 12:29:08.878259 eth1 Set ESSID:"802.1X"
> 12:29:09.222180 eth1 Scan request completed
> 12:29:09.224278 eth1 Custom driver event:authenticated
> Does wpa_supplicant understand the "authenticated" event?
No, that is of no importance to wpa_supplicant. This issue is not at the
supplicant level, but at the driver/SoftMAC. wpa_supplicant is just
waiting for the driver to report association here and that does not seem
> [371477.746191] SoftMAC: Sent Authentication Request to 00:14:1b:60:6a:40.
> [371477.747539] SoftMAC: Open Authentication completed with 00:14:1b:60:6a:40
SoftMAC seems to be able to complete authentication (that is the
"authenticated" event above), but for some reason, it does not seem to
even try to associate after this. I would recommend directing this
question to SoftMAC maintainers.
Jouni Malinen PGP id EFC895FA
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