wpa_supplicant.6x in windowsXP is connecting disconnecting every 15 secs

Jouni Malinen j
Wed Apr 1 11:07:45 PDT 2009

On Sun, Mar 29, 2009 at 11:13:47PM -0700, fundu wrote:

> Matched interface '\Device\NPF_{DC31250C-48C9-4829-9409-B84B78EF2C35}'
> based on description 'Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection'
> NDIS: Adapter description prefix 'Intel'

> ndis_events: Connected to ROOT\CIMV2.
> ndis_events: WMI: SELECT Index FROM Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration WHERE SettingID='{DC31250C-48C9-4829-9409-B84B78EF2C35}'
> ndis_events: WMI: SELECT Name,PNPDeviceID FROM Win32_NetworkAdapter WHERE Index=10
> ndis_events: Failed to find interface from Win32_NetworkAdapter: 0x80041013

This seems to be the main issue that causes the connection to fail, or
to be more exact, to make wpa_supplicant not notice that the driver was
able to connect.

Which Windows XP version are you using (service pack level and

Based on a quick search, there seems to be number of issues described
with  Win32_NetworkAdapter (part of WMI) that results in this provider
load failure. The proposed resolutions seem to indicate that something
in WMI is corrupted. See, e.g.,

> ndis_events_indicate:
> Ignore indication for foreign adapter: InstanceName: 'Intel(R)
> PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection' __CLASS:
> 'MSNdis_StatusMediaConnect'
> Authentication with 00:00:00:00:00:00 timed out.

The connection event is ignored because of the issue above that
prevented wpa_supplicant from learning that this InstanceName would
match with the driver it is controlling.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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