Simple wpa_supplicant question

Martin Samuelsson hostap at cos.user.lysator.liu.se
Thu Mar 17 06:01:02 EST 2005


On Tue, Mar 15, 2005 at 11:02:32AM +0100, Martin Samuelsson wrote:
> Dear list,
> 
> I have been using wpa_supplicant for a while now, since waproamd got
> orphaned by it's author. Until recently it has been working perfectly
> because all networks encountered have been open and thus not needed key
> configuration.
> 
> However now I'm daily using a network with a WEP key and can't get it to
> work for me. Could anyone please give me a hint?
> 
> I've read all the documentation and the configuration provided in the
> Debian package, but not fully understood it.
> 
> Doing things'n'stuff manually works. I.e. giving a command like the
> following brings the interface up.
> 
> 	iwconfig eth0 essid helllo key s:world ap 00:02:2D:61:4F:32 ¹
> 
> A simple case like this brings me to believe that I should go for a config
> looking something like what's included below:
> 
> 	network={
> 		ssid="helllo"
> 		bssid=00:02:2D:61:4F:32
> 		key_mgmt=NONE
> 		wep_key0="world"
> 		wep_tx_keyidx=0
> 		priority=1000
> 	}
> 
> However when trying to use the software now I get the following output: (The
> exclamation marks are what I feel look like bad lines)
> 
> 	Setting scan request: 0 sec 0 usec
> 	Starting AP scan (broadcast SSID)
> 	EAPOL: Port Timers tick - authWhile=0 heldWhile=0 startWhen=0 idleWhile=0
> 	EAPOL: Port Timers tick - authWhile=0 heldWhile=0 startWhen=0 idleWhile=0
> 	EAPOL: Port Timers tick - authWhile=0 heldWhile=0 startWhen=0 idleWhile=0
> 	Scan timeout - try to get results
> 	Received 748 bytes of scan results (4 BSSes)
> 	Scan results: 4
> 	Selecting BSS from priority group 1000
> 	0: 00:02:2d:61:4f:13 ssid='helllo' wpa_ie_len=0 rsn_ie_len=0
> 	   skip - no WPA/RSN IE
> 	1: 00:02:2d:61:4f:32 ssid='helllo' wpa_ie_len=0 rsn_ie_len=0
> 	   skip - no WPA/RSN IE
> 	2: 00:07:40:9f:14:71 ssid='helllo' wpa_ie_len=0 rsn_ie_len=0
> 	   skip - no WPA/RSN IE
> 	3: 00:80:5a:22:ae:a2 ssid='OTHER' wpa_ie_len=0 rsn_ie_len=0
> 	   skip - no WPA/RSN IE
> 	   selected non-WPA AP 00:02:2d:61:4f:32 ssid='helllo'
> 	Trying to associate with 00:02:2d:61:4f:32 (SSID='helllo' freq=0 MHz)
> 	Cancelling scan request
> 	Automatic auth_alg selection: 0x1
> 	wpa_driver_ipw_set_auth_alg: auth_alg=0x1
> 	No keys have been configured - skip key clearing
> 	wpa_driver_ipw_set_key: alg=WEP key_idx=0 set_tx=1 seq_len=0 key_len=5
> 	wpa_driver_ipw_set_drop_unencrypted: enabled=1
> 	wpa_driver_ipw_set_wpa: enabled=0
> !	ioctl[IPW_IOCTL_WPA_SUPPLICANT]: Operation not supported
> !	ioctl[IPW_IOCTL_WPA_SUPPLICANT]: Operation not supported
> 	Setting authentication timeout: 5 sec 0 usec
> 	EAPOL: External notification - portControl=ForceAuthorized
> 	EAPOL: Port Timers tick - authWhile=0 heldWhile=0 startWhen=0 idleWhile=0
> 	Wireless event: cmd=0x8b1a len=19
> 	EAPOL: Port Timers tick - authWhile=0 heldWhile=0 startWhen=0 idleWhile=0
> 	EAPOL: Port Timers tick - authWhile=0 heldWhile=0 startWhen=0 idleWhile=0
> 	EAPOL: Port Timers tick - authWhile=0 heldWhile=0 startWhen=0 idleWhile=0
> 	EAPOL: Port Timers tick - authWhile=0 heldWhile=0 startWhen=0 idleWhile=0
> !	Authentication with 00:00:00:00:00:00 timed out.
> 	wpa_driver_ipw_set_key: alg=none key_idx=0 set_tx=0 seq_len=0 key_len=0
> 	wpa_driver_ipw_set_key: alg=none key_idx=1 set_tx=0 seq_len=0 key_len=0
> 	wpa_driver_ipw_set_key: alg=none key_idx=2 set_tx=0 seq_len=0 key_len=0
> 	wpa_driver_ipw_set_key: alg=none key_idx=3 set_tx=0 seq_len=0 key_len=0
> 	EAPOL: External notification - portEnabled=0
> 	EAPOL: External notification - portValid=0
> 	Setting scan request: 0 sec 0 usec
> 	EAPOL: Port Timers tick - authWhile=0 heldWhile=0 startWhen=0 idleWhile=0
> 	Starting AP scan (specific SSID)
> 	Scan SSID - hexdump_ascii(len=6):
> 	     73 65 63 72 65 74                                 secret
> !	ioctl[SIOCSIWSCAN{,EXT}]: Operation not supported
> 	Failed to initiate AP scan.
> 	Setting scan request: 10 sec 0 usec
> 
> Is there something I've missed in my configuration or doesn't wpa_supplicant
> work with WEP encrypted networks and the ipw2100?
> 
> Any help appreciated. I'm running Debian/Sarge with wpasupplicant
> 0.3.8-1, which should also be the latest upstream release, right?
> 
> [1] The network identifying data has been changed to protect the innocent, but they
>     are all ascii and their lengths match. (The HW addresses however are real)

For what it's worth I've now verified that I also use the latest
firmware, namely version 1.3. 

Is there any other information I can provide to get help tracking down
me problem?

Could someone please verify that the ipw2100 currently is not supported
with WEP networks or maybe tell me the opposite?
--
/Martin



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