Failed to initialize EAPOL state machines

Derek Schuff schuffdl at ornl.gov
Tue Jun 1 14:02:26 EDT 2004


I'm not very knowledgable (yet) but here's a couple of observations.

First, WPA-PSK shouldn't be using EAP to begin with. Not sure why it's 
attempting to use EAP. Also, you might try enabling RSN protocol (my 
understanding is that the later 802.11i, that uses CCMP/AES encryption uses 
RSN for authentication).

Derek
On Tuesday 01 June 2004 01:54 pm, Nicolas wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I try to set up WPA between my Linksys WRT54G wireless router and my
> laptop.  Here are my settings:
>
> Laptop: Debian SID, kernel 2.4.24, hostap module, senao wireless card
> wpa_supplicant: version 0.2.1
>
> On the Linksys router:
> Security mode: WPA pre-share key
> WPA algorithms: AES
> WPA Shared key:
> xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Group key
> renewal: 3600 seconds
>
> Here's my wpa_supplicant.conf file:
> network={
>         ssid="my_ssid"
> 	proto=WPA
> 	key_mgmt=WPA-PSK
> 	pairwise=CCMP
> 	group=CCMP
>        
> psk=xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx }
>
> I run wpa_supplicant this way:
> wpa_spplicant -iwlan0 -d -c/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf
>
> Here's the output:
> Failed to initialize EAPOL state machines.
>
> What could be wrong? The connection works fine without WPA.
>
> Thanks for the help.
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