Odd Behavior on 2.6.30

Jouni Malinen j
Sun Sep 6 10:52:37 PDT 2009

On Sat, Aug 29, 2009 at 03:24:10PM -0500, Rakesh Kumar wrote:

> I have been using hostapd - and successfully so - on kernel version 2.6.27
> (Ubuntu 8.04). I recently upgraded my kernel version to 2.6.30 and my client
> is a Ubuntu 8.10 (2.6.28-14)

Which driver are you using?

> rakesh at pineapple:~/Desktop/compat-wireless-2.6.31-rc4$ sudo hostapd
> ~/hostapd.conf
> Configuration file: /home/rakesh/hostapd.conf
> Using interface wlan0 with hwaddr 00:21:91:fb:91:46 and ssid 'test'
> wlan0: STA 00:21:91:fb:91:3d IEEE 802.11: authenticated
> wlan0: STA 00:21:91:fb:91:3d IEEE 802.11: associated (aid 1)
> wlan0: STA 00:21:91:fb:91:3d RADIUS: starting accounting session
> 4A998D87-00000000
> wlan0: STA 00:21:91:fb:91:3d IEEE 802.11: disassociated
> wlan0: STA 00:21:91:fb:91:3d IEEE 802.11: deauthenticated due to inactivity
> *It seems like I get associated and de-associated quickly. I don't know what
> may be causing this, any hints/suggestions are welcome.

I would suggest getting a more verbose debug output and timestamps to
make it easier to figure out what could be happening. You can do this by
adding -ddt to the hostapd command line.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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