Problems making WPA work with ndiswrapper/broadcom
dteed at artistic.ca
Wed Aug 18 08:51:08 EDT 2004
The access point models are a Cisco 350 which can broadcast the
SSID (used in latest test) and the Cisco 1100, which does not
appear to have a way to broadcast the SSID.
We are generally deploying the 1100, but I asked to have the 350
hooked up to eliminate any problem related to the quiet SSID.
On Wed, 18 Aug 2004, Donald Teed wrote:
> Yes, now that I'm getting this close, I've started launching
> dhcpcd just before wpa_supplicant, on wlan0. I'm using
> slackware 9 in this test.
> I'll get back about the AP model later today, and I'll try
> a longer time out on authentication.
> I'm using ndiswrapper 0.9 - the first to support WPA
> as far as I'm aware. Hmmm, there is a .10 pre-release now.
> Maybe I'll try it.
> One thing worth noting is that the broadcom wireless ethernet
> is out in a few different revisions and I'm using rev 3.
> There is no difference in the lspci -n output between that
> and rev 2 (I have another very similar Dell D600).
> We have seen some differences in the system stability when
> ndiswrapper 0.8 was used on the two machines. The rev 3
> machine would lock up when booting with no AC power and
> loading ndiswrapper, and also when using the winmoodem
> (which I believe shares the same mini-PCI part).
> The same tests (with the disk moved to the older machine)
> were done on the machine with rev 2 chipset and no lockups occurred
> in these situations. Unfortunately we have 4494 machines
> with the rev 3 broadcom wireless, and 6 with the rev 2.
> Again, this is using:
> 02:03.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation: Unknown device 4320 (rev
> Subsystem: Dell Computer Corporation: Unknown device 0003
> Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 32, IRQ 7
> Memory at fafee000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8K]
> 02:03.0 Class 0280: 14e4:4320 (rev 03)
> --Donald Teed
> On Wed, 18 Aug 2004, Giridhar Pemmasani wrote:
>> You need to start dhclient/dhcpcd/pump (or whatever tool you use to
>> configure your interface) at the same time. Are you starting it?
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