ath9k_htc + wpa_supplicant : authentication timeout

Jouni Malinen j
Mon Feb 21 07:35:48 PST 2011

On Mon, Feb 21, 2011 at 01:13:12PM +0530, raghunathan.kailasanathan at wrote:

> I have PowerPC big-endian host with ath9k_htc (Atheros AR9271) USB dongle 
> and am using wpa_supplicant/nl08211 to connect to a non-secure AP. The wpa_supplicant 
> keeps reporting "SME: Authentication timed out". Please find logs below.

> At the same time I also see the following output from dmesg -
> [  457.374112] wlan0: direct probe to ef8bf5e8 (try 1)
> [  457.572779] wlan0: direct probe to ef8bf5e8 (try 2)
> [  458.072669] wlan0: direct probe to ef8bf5e8 (try 3)
> [  458.272676] wlan0: direct probe to ef8bf5e8 timed out
> ..which is probably from the kernel compat-wireless package I am using.

This sounds like a driver issue and as such, the better place for asking
this would be ath9k or linux-wireless mailing list.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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