wpa_supplicant times out; no RX EAPOL

Jouni Malinen j
Sat Nov 19 04:33:51 PST 2011

On Sat, Nov 19, 2011 at 01:02:15PM +0100, Kasza P?ter wrote:
> I'm trying to connect to a wpa enterprise network, but I always get an
> authentication timeout after wpa_supplicant sends an eapol request. The strange
> thing is that I can connect with the same config (with the same version of
> wpa_supplicant) on a different machine. The wlan card is a Marvell 8688.

> # EAPOL: txStart
> # TX EAPOL: dst=00:23:69:8f:6b:16
> # Authentication with 00:23:69:8f:6b:16 timed out.

> I've captured the authentication using tshark and it seems that wpa_supplicant
> ignores the identity requests:
> # 21043   7.653254 Cisco-Li_8f:6b:16 -> Azurewav_33:62:f2 EAP 61 Request, Identity [RFC3748]
> # 23617   8.618366 Azurewav_33:62:f2 -> Cisco-Li_8f:6b:16 EAPOL 54 Start

It looks like there is no sign of the received EAPOL frame in
wpa_supplicant debug log.. In other words, I would take a look at what
the driver is doing with it. wpa_supplicant cannot really do much if the
received frame is not delivered to it.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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