rtl8191se and EAPOL key time-outs

Jouni Malinen j
Sun Dec 16 08:11:58 PST 2012

On Sat, Dec 15, 2012 at 04:58:15PM +0000, Paul Flinders wrote:
> It has Scientific Linux 6.3 installed (a RHEL 6.3 spin) with kernel 
> version 2.6.32-279.14.1.el6.i686, the wifi card is based on an 
> RTL8191SEvA 802.11b/g/n chip.
> This chip isn't supported in the stock SL kernel - Realtek provide two 
> sets of driver source code, an "older" version for up to 2.6.23 kernels 
> and a newer version for 2.6.24 and up. The older version compiles 
> cleanly but doesn't offer any interface that hostapd understands. The 
> newer version offers a nl80211 compatible interface but did need a 
> little help to compile because it looks like RedHat have back ported 
> some changes from later kernels into the 2.6.32 kernel that RHEL/SL 6.3 
> uses.

> Does anyone have any suggestions as to what the problem might be or what 
> my next step in debugging it should be?

I'm not familiar with this driver, so I don't know what to expect from
it, but you'll probably get better information by directing this to
whoever maintains the driver you use than this mailing list since this
sounds more like a driver issue than something directly related to

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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