Failed to enable WPA in the driver - hostap-driver 0.2.4

Jouni Malinen jkmaline
Fri Aug 6 13:34:25 PDT 2004

On Fri, Aug 06, 2004 at 11:59:54AM -0400, Joshua Wright wrote:

> I'm trying to use the wpa_supplicant driver with my enGenius Prism2.5 
> card and Hostap driver 0.2.4.  I've followed the intructions in the 
> wpa_supplicant README, but I'm getting "Failed to enable WPA in the 
> driver" from wpa_supplicant:

Please re-read that README (requirements):

        Host AP driver for Prism2/2.5/3 (development snapshot/v0.2.x)
        in Managed mode ('iwconfig wlan0 mode managed'). Please note that
        station firmware version needs to be 1.7.0 or newer to work in
        WPA mode.

> ~:# hostap_diag wlan0
> Host AP driver diagnostics information for 'wlan0'
> STAID: id=0x001f v1.4.9 (station firmware)

That's too old firmware version, you will need to update it to 1.7.x or
newer for WPA.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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