Problems with WPA-PSK and madwifi driver

Jonathan Buschmann Jonathan.Buschmann at ericsson.com
Fri Feb 11 09:05:01 EST 2005


I don't know what Mandrake uses for a dhcp client (fedora uses 
dhclient), but maybe you need to run it (again) after starting 
wpa_supplicant.
jonathan

Eduardo Mendes waxed wise and spake thus on 02/11/2005 11:23 AM:

>On Thursday 10 February 2005 05:04 pm, Michael Reilly wrote:
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>>Eduardo Mendes wrote:
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>>>Hello
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>>>Many thanks but unfortunately it didn't work. The two lights are
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>blinking
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>>>together but ifconfig shows that no valid ip was assigned to ath0.
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>>My lights both blink together for a second and then they stop blinking
>>together with madwifi.  A few seconds later they blink together again
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>and
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>>then stop again.  Are they blinking together continuously for you?
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>In my case the lights blink together in equal time intervals.  It seems
>that 
>the card is somehow connected to the router but it can't get a valid ip 
>address.  I don't know what I am doing wrong.
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>Here is the output of iwconfig and ifconfig after issuing the commands: 
>ifconfig ath0, iwconfig ath0 channel 1, wpa_supplicant 
>-c/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf -Dmadwifi -iath0 -d
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>ath0      IEEE 802.11g  ESSID:"eacghome.airlink"
>          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.412GHz  Access Point:
>00:E0:98:4F:D8:B2
>          Bit Rate:36Mb/s   Tx-Power:50 dBm   Sensitivity=0/3
>          Retry:off   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
>          Encryption key:DF6D-E315-877A-4A16-22FD-239D-A8A8-0B6F
>Security 
>mode:restricted
>          Power Management:off
>          Link Quality:49/94  Signal level:-46 dBm  Noise level:-95 dBm
>          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
>          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0
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>ath0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:09:5B:C4:1A:E2
>          inet6 addr: fe80::209:5bff:fec4:1ae2/64 Scope:Link
>          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
>          RX packets:25 errors:19 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:19
>          TX packets:10 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
>          collisions:0 txqueuelen:199
>          RX bytes:2418 (2.3 Kb)  TX bytes:1194 (1.1 Kb)
>          Interrupt:9 Memory:d0a4a000-d0a5a000
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>Any hints?
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>Cheers
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>Ed
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