engage at n0sq.us
Thu Nov 10 18:57:00 EST 2005
I'm running version 0.4.5 with a Linksys WMP54G & Linksys WRT54G router.
Kernel 2.6.14, Mandriva 2005LE. WPA-PSK.
The problem is that the key gets turned off on the PC. When I run killall
wpa_supplicant I get a no process killed message. So, I execute
wpa_supplicant, iwconfig shows everything OK (AP association, key, etc). But,
I get no route to host when I try to ping the AP. The AP is running since my
wired connections work OK. The WMP54G has a static address & ifconfig shows
proper configuration. I tried a network restart and still can't ping the
router but I can ping the wireless card address. Grr, I forgot to check the
routing tables. Anyway, a reboot gets everything working again. I don't see
any problems in the logs. I'm going to turn on debugging but I'm not sure if
I'll understand the output since I'm not a security guru. Any idea as to what
is causing this?
So far, google hasn't provided me with an answer or a clue. Currently, I'm
using a workaround by having cron run a script to monitor the encryption key
- if the key is off the PC will be rebooted - not an elegant solution but it
keeps the system running (especially when I'm away from home).
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