Can't associate WLAN-card with WPA-access point
Davy De Winter
davy.dewinter at intec.ugent.be
Sun Sep 11 10:20:37 EDT 2005
recently I've setup the following classic 802.1x infrastructure:
laptop ---> WPA Accesspoint ---> FreeRadius linux server
I have a dual-boot laptop both with Windows XP and Linux Debian Sid.
On windows XP, everything works perfect and the authentication
happens, but on Linux I have some problems. I'll give a short
overview of my hardware/software:
- Acer 803 Lmi laptop with Intel Wireless 2100 802.11b WLAN
- Debian Sid Unstable distro
- the ipw2100-1.1.2 driver
- the ieee80211-1.0.3 driver
- the ipw2100-fw-1.3 hotplug-firmware
- Kernel 2.6.12 with all encryption libraries compiled in. (including RC4 and
any other libraries).
I have 2 problems (without finding any solution on google):
- I don't manage to associate the wlan-card with this configuration with
the access-point (WPA encryption). Normally, the association has to take
place before authentication if I understand everything and the led from
the wlan-iface keeps flikkering.
What I do is:
- iwconfig eth2 essid USR5450
but when i type iwconfig eth2 i always see the following:
laptop:/usr/src# iwconfig eth2
eth2 unassociated ESSID:"USR5450" Nickname:"ipw2100"
Mode:Managed Channel=0 Access Point: 00:00:00:00:00:00
Bit Rate=0 kb/s Tx-Power:off
Retry min limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
It's still unassociated, and I don't get it associated. (not even after
unloading and reloading the drivers). Without WPA enabled in the
access-point, it works like a charm. Do you have to use wpa-supplicant to
associate in an 802.1x setup?
- I someone has a solution for this problem, which tools do I have to use
to authenticate with the freeradius server via the access-point? Only
x-supplicant, only wpa-supplicant or both?
Any help is very appreciated!
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