Long delays for a DCHP ACK message being sent after connecting to the Access Point

Jouni Malinen j
Fri Jan 23 03:23:17 PST 2009

On Thu, Jan 22, 2009 at 10:30:05AM -0500, john dowd wrote:

> Occasionally, I get the scenario that the system is performing as per
> described above up until the remote device is sending the DHCP
> Discover packets. The Access Point side is sending the DHCPD Offer
> packets but they just don't seem to be seen by the remote device. This
> can go on for hours and then, the remote device will send an ACK and
> we have a connection. I see no errors while this is going on. I do see
> some activity from hostapd that I would expect since I would gather
> that the wireless connection needs some maintenance but no errors are
> obvious.

Does your DHCP server send the DHCP Offer as a unicast or broadcast
packet? How have you configured group rekeying (wpa_group_rekey in

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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