madwifi and wpa-psk problem

Rocci rocci at
Sun May 8 10:11:33 EDT 2005

Can you please post your config for wpa_supplicant ?

- Rocci

Benj Carson wrote:

>I've scoured this list a bit and it seems I've run across the same problem as 
>a few others [1] with madwifi and WPA.  Some people have reported success, so 
>I'm hopeful that I can get this to work.
>I have a D-Link DWL-G520 which uses the Atheros AR5212 chip and a Linksys 
>WAP54G.  The AP is configured to use WPA-PSK, and works fine with the Intel 
>PRO/Wireless 2100 in my laptop.  I'm running the latest developer CVS snap of 
>wpa_supplicant and I updated madwifi from CVS last week.
>I'm having trouble getting the card to associate completely with the AP.  In 
>looking at the wpa_supplicant logs, it appears that authentication proceeds 
>correctly, but once the group handshake is completed, the connection gets 
>Wireless event: cmd=0x8b15 len=20
>Wireless event: new AP: 00:00:00:00:00:00
>Setting scan request: 0 sec 100000 usec
>Added BSSID 00:0f:66:75:0c:88 into blacklist
>I'm fairly confident that my wpa_supplicant configuration is correct because 
>it is basically identical to the config on my laptop, which works.  Beyond 
>fairly obvious issues, I'm not really able to debug this any further and I'm 
>hoping someone here can help.  I've collected a debug log from 
>wpa_supplicant, turned on debugging in the madwifi driver and I collected 
>packets during authentication using my laptop.  These are available here:
>The system is running Debian, on their 2.6.8-k7 kernel.  If there is any other 
>information I should provide, please let me know.  I'm half-handy in C (just 
>not familiar with WiFi) so if there's code that you'd like me to noodle with, 
>let me know.
>Benj Carson
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