Atheros 5212 and WPA issues

Wouter de Jong wouter at widexs.nl
Wed Sep 1 04:16:59 EDT 2004


Hello,

I'm trying to get my Atheros 5212 (mini-PCI) working under Gentoo Linux (kernel 2.6.7) with 
WPA. Either AES or TKIP (what is the 'best' and/or most secure option?).

All drivers are compiled (got CVS-version), and successfully load:

wlan: 0.8.4.2 (EXPERIMENTAL)
ath_hal: module license 'Proprietary' taints kernel.
ath_hal: 0.9.11.6
ath_pci: 0.9.4.0 (EXPERIMENTAL)

I can successfully use it with WEP-encryption, but I just can't get 
WPA to work. I've attached wpa_supplicant output. (Note that there are
more WLAN's configured here... the correct one is 'WIDEXS') 
(AP is currently in WPA-PSK mode with TKIP).

Anyone who has this baby working ?
Also, my AccessPoint is a Buffalo WLA-G54 (www.buffalotech.com)

Thanks in advance for any help.

Kind regards,

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Configuration file '/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf' -> '/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf'
Reading configuration file '/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf'
ctrl_interface='/var/run/wpa_supplicant'
ctrl_interface_group=0
eapol_version=1
ap_scan=0
Priority group 5
   id=0 ssid='WIDEXS'
wpa_driver_madwifi_set_wpa: enabled=1
wpa_driver_madwifi_del_key: keyidx=0
wpa_driver_madwifi_del_key: keyidx=1
wpa_driver_madwifi_del_key: keyidx=2
wpa_driver_madwifi_del_key: keyidx=3
wpa_driver_madwifi_set_countermeasures: enabled=0
wpa_driver_madwifi_set_drop_unencrypted: enabled=1
Setting scan request: 0 sec 100000 usec
Already associated with a configured network - generating associated event
Association event - clear replay counter
Associated to a new BSS: BSSID=ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
wpa_driver_madwifi_del_key: keyidx=0
wpa_driver_madwifi_del_key: keyidx=1
wpa_driver_madwifi_del_key: keyidx=2
wpa_driver_madwifi_del_key: keyidx=3
wpa_driver_madwifi_del_key: keyidx=0
Network configuration found for the current AP
Cancelling authentication timeout
Wireless event: cmd=0x8b19 len=12
Received 538 bytes of scan results (2 BSSes)
Scan results: 2
Selecting BSS from priority group 5
0: 00:07:40:da:d5:33 ssid='WDX-CUST' wpa_ie_len=24 rsn_ie_len=0
   skip - SSID mismatch
1: 00:07:40:a0:80:fe ssid='WIDEXS' wpa_ie_len=24 rsn_ie_len=0
   selected
Trying to associate with 00:07:40:a0:80:fe (SSID='WIDEXS' freq=2432 MHz)
Cancelling scan request
WPA: using IEEE 802.11i/D3.0
WPA: Own WPA IE - hexdump(len=24): dd 16 00 50 f2 01 01 00 00 50 f2 02 01 00 00 50 f2 02 01 00 00 50 f2 02
wpa_driver_madwifi_del_key: keyidx=0
wpa_driver_madwifi_del_key: keyidx=1
wpa_driver_madwifi_del_key: keyidx=2
wpa_driver_madwifi_del_key: keyidx=3
wpa_driver_madwifi_del_key: keyidx=0
wpa_driver_madwifi_set_drop_unencrypted: enabled=1
wpa_driver_madwifi_associate
Setting authentication timeout: 5 sec 0 usec
Wireless event: cmd=0x8b1a len=18
Wireless event: cmd=0x8b15 len=20
Wireless event: new AP: 00:07:40:a0:80:fe
Association event - clear replay counter
Associated to a new BSS: BSSID=00:07:40:a0:80:fe
wpa_driver_madwifi_del_key: keyidx=0
wpa_driver_madwifi_del_key: keyidx=1
wpa_driver_madwifi_del_key: keyidx=2
wpa_driver_madwifi_del_key: keyidx=3
wpa_driver_madwifi_del_key: keyidx=0
Network configuration found for the current AP
Cancelling authentication timeout
RTM_NEWLINK, IFLA_IFNAME: Interface 'ath0' added
RX EAPOL from 00:07:40:a0:80:fe
Setting authentication timeout: 10 sec 0 usec
IEEE 802.1X RX: version=1 type=3 length=95
  EAPOL-Key type=254
WPA: RX message 1 of 4-Way Handshake from 00:07:40:a0:80:fe (ver=1)
Invalid group cipher (1).
WPA: Failed to generate WPA IE (for msg 2 of 4).
RX EAPOL from 00:07:40:a0:80:fe
IEEE 802.1X RX: version=1 type=3 length=95
  EAPOL-Key type=254
WPA: RX message 1 of 4-Way Handshake from 00:07:40:a0:80:fe (ver=1)
Invalid group cipher (1).
WPA: Failed to generate WPA IE (for msg 2 of 4).
RX EAPOL from 00:07:40:a0:80:fe
IEEE 802.1X RX: version=1 type=3 length=95
  EAPOL-Key type=254
WPA: RX message 1 of 4-Way Handshake from 00:07:40:a0:80:fe (ver=1)
Invalid group cipher (1).
WPA: Failed to generate WPA IE (for msg 2 of 4).
RX EAPOL from 00:07:40:a0:80:fe
IEEE 802.1X RX: version=1 type=3 length=95
  EAPOL-Key type=254
WPA: RX message 1 of 4-Way Handshake from 00:07:40:a0:80:fe (ver=1)
Invalid group cipher (1).
WPA: Failed to generate WPA IE (for msg 2 of 4).
Wireless event: cmd=0x8b15 len=20
Wireless event: new AP: 00:00:00:00:00:00
Setting scan request: 0 sec 100000 usec
Disconnect event - remove keys
Already associated with a configured network - generating associated event
Association event - clear replay counter
Associated to a new BSS: BSSID=00:07:40:a0:80:fe
Network configuration found for the current AP
Cancelling authentication timeout
RTM_NEWLINK, IFLA_IFNAME: Interface 'ath0' added
Wireless event: cmd=0x8b19 len=12
Received 538 bytes of scan results (2 BSSes)
Scan results: 2
Selecting BSS from priority group 5
0: 00:07:40:da:d5:33 ssid='WDX-CUST' wpa_ie_len=24 rsn_ie_len=0
   skip - SSID mismatch
1: 00:07:40:a0:80:fe ssid='WIDEXS' wpa_ie_len=24 rsn_ie_len=0
   selected
Already associated with the selected AP.
Signal 2 received - terminating
wpa_driver_madwifi_deauthenticate
wpa_driver_madwifi_del_key: keyidx=0
wpa_driver_madwifi_del_key: keyidx=1
wpa_driver_madwifi_del_key: keyidx=2
wpa_driver_madwifi_del_key: keyidx=3
wpa_driver_madwifi_del_key: keyidx=0
wpa_driver_madwifi_set_wpa: enabled=0
wpa_driver_madwifi_set_drop_unencrypted: enabled=0
wpa_driver_madwifi_set_countermeasures: enabled=0


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