Problems making WPA work with ndiswrapper/broadcom

Jouni Malinen jkmaline
Sat Aug 14 07:25:41 PDT 2004

On Fri, Aug 13, 2004 at 06:58:53PM -0300, Donald Teed wrote:

> network={
>         eap=MSCHAPV2
>         phase1="auth=MSCHAPV2"
> }

Those should be
for EAP-PEAP with MSCHAPv2 as the inner auth.

> l2_packet_receive - recv: Network is down

You will need to set the network interface up (ifconfig <ifname> up).

> Starting AP scan (specific SSID)
> Scan SSID - hexdump_ascii(len=6):
>      61 63 61 64 69 61                                 acadia
> Failed to initiate AP scan.

If this happens even with the interface up, please verify whether AP
scan works when triggered manually with "iwlist <ifname> scan".

> The documentation is not clear on how iwconfig and iwpriv
> should be used.  I've done what seems to be reasonable
> in attempting to set a channel for iwconfig and so on.

No iwconfig/iwpriv commands should be required for this.

> The driver ndiswrapper will show the MAC from ifconfig wlan0
> so I think we have a good driver.  The broadcom chipset
> is said to be supported, so I don't know what is wrong.

This may depend on which NDIS driver you are using. I have successfully
tested ndiswrapper with Broadcom chipset.

> Will this work if the AP isn't broadcasting the SSID?

I don't remember whether this was implemented in ndiswrapper. Anyway,
the debug log you sent did not yet get this far..

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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