Problems asociating clients and handle_ap_item

Ryan Verner xfesty at computeraddictions.com.au
Thu Mar 11 11:04:59 EST 2004


On 11/03/2004, at 9:57 PM, Alberto Rodriguez Galdo wrote:

> I've read somewhere in previous posts that this (or something like 
> this) could be a STA firmware problem, i'm using Netgear MA311 cards, 
> with STA firmware 1.3.6, is this possible? And, is there any link 
> where i can find the latest firmware and instructions about how to 
> write it to the card in Linux, maybe with hostap-utils?

[1] http://www.qbalt.com/wireless/firmware/

I've found you can only permanently flash the card using a Windows 
application called WinUpdate[1], and 1.7.4/1.1.1[1] seems to be the 
most stable, featureful firmware under HostAP.

R

>
>
> At 10.51 11/3/04 +0100, you wrote:
>
>> I have 5 hostap nodes acting as wireless bridges for our cable 
>> subnet. It always worked ok until the installation of the last node, 
>> since then several clients, mostly PDA's are unable neither to 
>> asociate to the access points nor to get an ip, this is a part of the 
>> kern.log:
>>
>> Mar 11 10:28:06 pto_acceso_SI kernel: wlan0: 00:09:4b:13:f6:23 
>> auth_cb - STA authenticated
>> Mar 11 10:28:06 pto_acceso_SI kernel: wlan0: 00:09:4b:13:f6:23 
>> assoc_cb - STA associated
>> Mar 11 10:32:54 pto_acceso_SI kernel: handle_ap_item - 
>> addr3(BSSID)=00:99:08:71:20:2B not own MAC
>>
>> at 10:28:06 the client gets associated, but at 10:32:54 it is 
>> dissasociated and is not able to associate again. The first two MAC 
>> is the one in the card of the client, it's correct, but the last one 
>> is a (seems) random one, it doesn't exist in our network, neither 
>> wireless nor cable.
>>
>>
>> What's happening here?
>>
>>
>>
>> Alberto Rodriguez Galdo
>> tetoror at yahoo.es
>>
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