IPW2100 will not connect to Linksys router

Joshua J. Kugler jkugler at bigfoot.com
Sat Jun 4 16:38:59 EDT 2005


On Friday 03 June 2005 18:00, Jouni Malinen said something like:
> On Tue, May 31, 2005 at 09:09:48PM -0800, Joshua J. Kugler wrote:
> > NIC: Intel PRO/Wireless LAN 2100 (And latest firmware from
> > ipw2100.sf.net)
> > AP: Linksys BEFW11S4 (802.11b)
> >
> > I have set up WPA on the AP, and it will connect fine from a
> > Windows XP box. When I try to connect from this Linux laptop, I get
> > this:
> >
> > [root at cdesysadminlaptop joshua]# wpa_supplicant -ieth1
> > -c/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf -Dipw
> > Trying to associate with 00:12:17:3c:9c:73 (SSID='hillwireless'
> > freq=0 MHz)
> > Associated with 00:12:17:3c:9c:73
> > WPA: Key negotiation completed with 00:12:17:3c:9c:73 [PTK=TKIP
> > GTK=TKIP]
> > WPA: Group rekeying completed with 00:12:17:3c:9c:73 [GTK=TKIP]
> > Disconnect event - remove keys
>
> Based on the debug log, it looks like the WPA 4-Way handshake is
> completed successfully and the client is able to receive message 1/2
> of the Group Key handshake. However, for some reason the AP does not
> either receive or accept message 2/2. If you can get any event/debug
> information from the AP, it could be helpful in finding out what is
> happening.

Well, I am using a Linksys BEFW11S4 with firmware 1.50.14 and it appears 
the extended logging has been taken out (trying to go to /LogManage.htm 
gives a 404).  So, I'm not sure how I could get any useful logging 
info.  The frustrating this is this works GREAT with an XP laptop.


> > So, there you go...if you need more logs, let me know.  What I
> > don't understand is why my AP get's "blacklisted."  What is it
> > doing wrong?
>
> The AP disconnected the client and wpa_supplicant uses a blacklist to
> go through all available APs (if there's more than one) before trying
> again with the one that rejected the authentication.

Ah...that makes sense.

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