wpa_supplicant, ipw2200, association timeouts and other allegations

Pedro Ramalhais ramalhais at serrado.net
Mon May 2 12:55:17 EDT 2005


On Fri, 2005-04-29 at 03:21, Petros Kolyvas wrote:
> Hi! This is my first post to the list. It was suggested I try my luck 
> here by some kind folks at #ipw2200 and #wireless on freenode.
> 
> My problems involve wpa_supplicant and my inability to get it to 
> associate with my access point. The hardware involved is an Intel 
> Pro/Wireless 2200BG (on a dell inspiron 700m) and a D-Link 2100AP 
> (currently running with WPA-PSK using CCMP/AES encryption). The setup 
> works fine under *cough* that other OS. I would like to be completely 
> free of it though.
> 
> The laptop is currently running FC3 and today I compiled and installed 
> 2.6.11.7 with the appropriate modules and options successfully. I'm also 
> using wpa_supplicant 0.4.0 and the latest (1.0.3 at the time of posting) 
> ipw2200 drivers. The wireless card will associate correctly with any 
> open networks, so at least that much is functioning.
> 
> "iwlist eth1 scanning" outputs:
> 
> #start
> Scan completed :
>       Cell 01 - Address: 00:11:95:BF:A6:4F
>                 ESSID:"ShiftFocus"
>                 Protocol:IEEE 802.11bg
>                 Mode:Master
>                 Channel:3
>                 Encryption key:on
>                 Bit Rate:54 Mb/s
>                 Extra: Rates (Mb/s): 1 2 5.5 9 11 6 12 18 24 36 48 54
>                 Quality=93/100  Signal level=-34 dBm
>             Extra:wpa_ie=dd160050f20101000050f20401000050f20401000050f202
>                 Extra: Last beacon: 22ms ago
> #end
> 
> 
> My wpa_supplicant.conf reads:
> 
> #start
> ctrl_interface=/var/run/wpa_supplicant
> ctrl_interface_group=0
> eapol_version=1
> ap_scan=1
> fast_reauth=1
> 
> network={
> 	ssid="ShiftFocus"
> 	scan_ssid=1
> 	key_mgmt=WPA-PSK
> 	psk="secret-or-so-i-hope"
> }
> #end
...
> 
> Thanks so much!
> Petros K.

The problem is ipw2200 doesn't yet support hidden SSID.
The solution is to search for a patch for ipw2200 or wpa_supplicant on
the ipw2100-devel mailing list or set the essid manually(iwconfig eth1
essid ShiftFocus) while running wpa_supplicant.
-- 
Pedro Ramalhais <ramalhais at serrado.net>




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