wpa_supplicant: secured mesh and WiLink8 issue

Bob Copeland me at bobcopeland.com
Sat Nov 5 08:38:29 PDT 2016

On Fri, Nov 04, 2016 at 01:47:07PM +0100, Yegor Yefremov wrote:
> > of thing if the hardware doesn't support the necessary encryption
> > primitives for mesh.
> this the wl18xx driver for TI WiLink8 hardware:
> [    9.032606] wlcore: wl18xx HW: 183x or 180x, PG 2.2 (ROM 0x11)
> [    9.262579] wlcore: loaded
> [   17.962749] wlcore: PHY firmware version: Rev
> [   18.036955] wlcore: firmware booted (Rev

Ok, my advice would be to capture the HWMP frames both over the air with
a third-party monitor and also on one of the nodes.  If HWMP PREQ or PREP
doesn't show up over the air, then there's something wrong on the sender side;
if it doesn't show up on the target then it's probably filtered at the
receiver (e.g. possibly decrypt / verify failed, broadcast frames are filtered,
etc).  If it does show up on both nodes but, say, PREQ is not being replied
to, then perhaps kernel is dropping it for some reason and that would take
more debugging.

At this point though it feels like more of a driver/kernel issue than a
wpa_supplicant problem.  You can verify your wpa_s setup with ath9k (/_htc) or
even with hwsim, both should work.

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