Failed to enable WPA in the driver.

rusecure at rusecure at
Sun Jun 6 19:43:23 EDT 2004

I've been having a problem trying to setup WPA with my prism card. I
read through the README and crawled through the archives to no avail.

Here's my problem.


Whenever I issue "wpa_supplicant -dd -D hostap -w
-c/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf -iwlan0" I get the error below:

Configuration file '/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf' ->
Reading configuration file '/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf'
Line: 123 - start of a new network block
SSID - hexdump_ascii(len=3):
     74 68 67                                          thg
PSK (ASCII passphrase) - hexdump_ascii(len=10):
     74 68 67 32 30 30 32 21 21 21                     MYSECRET
PSK (from passphrase) - hexdump(len=32): 14 de be ee 6e a7 34 19 39 dc
2b 09 d3 0a fc a1 92 cf 9f e1 42 b0 37 29 60 34 88 ac 02 bf f9 fb
wpa_driver_hostap_set_wpa: enabled=1
ioctl[PRISM2_IOCTL_PRISM2_PARAM]: Operation not supported
ioctl[PRISM2_IOCTL_PRISM2_PARAM]: Operation not supported
Failed to enable WPA in the driver.


Based on the above error, it looks as if I don't have WPA support. So to
confirm I ran hostap_diag:

Host AP driver diagnostics information for 'wlan0'

NICID: id=0x8013 v1.0.0 (PRISM II (2.5) Mini-PCI (SST parallel flash))
PRIID: id=0x0015 v1.1.1
STAID: id=0x001f v1.8.0 (station firmware)

So it looks like I'm running the latest firmware, but when I issue:
'iwpriv wlan0 wpa 1':

# iwpriv wlan0 wpa 1
Invalid command : wpa

There's no WPA support.

dmesg gives me the following whenever I try and run wpa_supplicant.

wlan0: LinkStatus=2 (Disconnected)
wlan0: LinkStatus: BSSID=44:44:44:44:44:44
wlan0: prism2_param: unknown param 37
wlan0: prism2_param: unknown param 36

Any one have some insight into this problem...Thanks in advance.

rusecure at <rusecure at>

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