Problems: associating ipw3945 wpa_supplicant

Dan Williams dcbw
Tue Feb 20 03:13:15 PST 2007

On Mon, 2007-02-19 at 17:01 -0800, Jouni Malinen wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 19, 2007 at 06:23:18PM +0100, Norbert Preining wrote:
> > hardware: ipw3945
> > network={
> > 	ssid="Hotel NoName"
> > 	key_mgmt=NONE
> > 	auth_alg=SHARED
> > 	wep_key0="5570441089532"
> Hmm.. Is this AP configured to require Shard Key authentication for WEP?
> Have you been able to use WEP with Open System authentication with
> other APs? I've done very limited testing with ipw3945 and have never
> tested Shared Key authentication with it, so I do not know what kind of
> behavior to expect from it.
> Have you tried associating with this AP using just iwconfig?
> > It seems that it is associated:
> > wireless  unassociated  ESSID:"Hotel NoName"  
> >           Mode:Managed  Frequency=2.437 GHz  Access Point: 00:04:0E:95:B3:37   
> That "unassociated" text does not look very associated to me.. My first
> guess would be that the client is trying to associate, but fails in
> Shared Key authentication before association.

Furthermore, if it's unassociated, it shouldn't have a valid MAC address
in the access point field.  Seems like a driver bug to me as well.


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