Gentoo 2.6.20, Broadcom 4311 and wpa_supplicant

Jason Gerfen jason.gerfen
Fri Mar 9 01:17:58 PST 2007

Jouni Malinen wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 09, 2007 at 08:45:33AM +0000, Jason Gerfen wrote:
>> I am not sure why I am not able to use a shared public certificate with
>> wpa_supplicant.
> What makes you believe you cannot use that certificate? The debug log
> did not show the card even getting associated, never mind getting to the
> point where that certificate would be used..
>> Any help, pointers is appreciated. In the output from running
>> 'wpa_supplicant -Dwext -ieth1 -c
>> /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf' I am recieving an error of the
>> following:
>> wpa_driver_wext_associate
>> ioctl[SIOCSIWFREQ]: Invalid argument
>> Association request to the driver failed
>> Setting authentication timeout: 5 sec 0 usec
> Even if SIOCSIWFREQ fails, driver_wext.c will try to set SSID which
> should trigger the driver to try to associate.
>> %> uname -a
>> Linux juxtapose 2.6.19-gentoo-r5 #7 SMP Thu Mar 1 12:06:23 MST 2007
>> x86_64 Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU         T7200  @ 2.00GHz GenuineIntel
>> GNU/Linux
>> Applied latest bcm43xx patch
>> (
>> %> cd /usr/src/linux-2.6.20/ && patch -p0 <../patch-bcm43xx
> Which kernel are you using? uname says 2.6.19, this patch seems to be
> for 2.6.20..
My apologies, that is an old kernel I booted with. It is using the
2.6.20 kernel.

>> SoftMAC: Authentication response received from 00:11:24:92:a9:9d but no
>> queue item exists.
> I would recommend sending this question to SoftMAC maintainers. It looks
> like SoftMAC does not manage to associate with the AP which means that
> wpa_supplicant does not really have anything it could do here.
Ok, well since you were so helpful in pointing out that you cannot help
me could you provide a nice resource that would be beneficial in getting
this problem resolved? TIA.

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