hostapd, b43, nl80211 driver, WPA: report, and two questions
Wed May 7 03:27:17 PDT 2008
> > * if the b43 network interface is within a bridge (the bridge's MAC
> > address is _not_ the one of the b43 FWIW), unencrypted works, however
> > WPA does not; is this a hostapd only problem, or does the kernel need
> > some more support for this? Would it be helpful that I provide some
> > logs (I have a problem with the 25k message limit though, since logs
> > are HUGE with hostapd in debug mode)?
> Did you configure both the WLAN ifname (interface=...) and bridge ifname
> (bridge=...) in hostapd.conf? hostapd needs to know the bridge interface
> name in order to be able to send and receive EAPOL frames properly. Feel
> free to email a debug log file directly to me (j at w1.fi) if needed due to
> message length limits on the mailing list.
The comments in hostapd.conf say that this bridge parameter is only
valid for the ath5k and hostap drivers... Misleading? (I shamelessly
admit that I didn't plunge into the code yet.)
I'll try that and report.
> > * with WPA PSK working, I get this loop in hostapd's stdout:
> > ----
> > wlan0: STA 00:15:00:35:12:e0 IEEE 802.11: disassociated
> > wlan0: STA 00:15:00:35:12:e0 IEEE 802.11: authenticated
> > # accounting session number increases by 1 every iteration
> > wlan0: STA 00:15:00:35:12:e0 IEEE 802.11: associated (aid 1,
> > accounting session 481A24F5-0000003C)
> > wlan0: STA 00:15:00:35:12:e0 WPA: pairwise key handshake completed (WPA)
> > wlan0: STA 00:15:00:35:12:e0 WPA: group key handshake completed (WPA)
> > ----
> > is this expected?
> If that happens constantly, no, I would not expect it. I do not know
> what is triggered the disconnection based on this log excerpt, though.
> Anyway, if you have not configured hostapd to rekey frequently, the
> connection should remain up without any additional associations at this
Well, I've left the default configuration apart from the driver and
WPA settings. I'll have a closer look.
The AP has been working fine for several days apart from these two
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