problems with Wireless event: new AP (00:00:00:00:00:00)

Sebastian Weitzel togg at togg.de
Tue May 10 12:36:25 EDT 2005


Hi all,

severall users (e.g. 
http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux.drivers.hostap/10319) on the list 
reported a problem regarding SIOCGIWAP. Using madwifi (talking about 
the old cvs HEAD version).

It happens on authentication that shortly after associating to the ap a 
new wireless event annoucing a new ap occurs. The problem is that the 
mac of the ap is  bogus (00:00:00:00:00:00). In driver_wext.c there is 
a check for this bogus mac and therefore wpa_supplicant_event 
EVENT_DISASSOC is called. The problem here which I am pointing to is 
that the _current_ ap (wpa_s->bssid) is blacklisted, but instead the 
00:00:00:00:00:00 ap should be?

The other question is why the SIOCIWSCAN delivers a bogus ap, but that 
may be a madwifi fault. But wpa_supplicant should not blacklist the 
real ap but the bogus one.


-- 
Regards,
Sebastian Weitzel



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