Strange errors with wpa_supplicant with Knoppix

Stefan gentoopower at yahoo.de
Tue Sep 13 04:43:27 EDT 2005


stonee at Safe-mail.net wrote:

>I am having a strange problem using the version of wpa_supplicant supplied with Knoppix. This is the version I am using:
>
>knoppix at 0[knoppix]$ wpa_supplicant -v
>wpa_supplicant v0.4.0
>Copyright (c) 2003-2005, Jouni Malinen <jkmaline at cc.hut.fi> and contributors
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>Here is a description of the issue I am having:
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>If I start up my computer, then issue the wpa_supplicant command to authenticate to my wireless network (after a few seconds) Knoppix will freeze and I will need to restart my laptop. This will continue to happen every time I restart my computer.
>
>However if I restart the wireless router and immediately issue the wpa_supplicant command, I do no have any problems. On the network there is also another computer that runs Windows XP. This laptop never has any issues getting onto the network.
>
>The wireless router that I have is the Netgear WGR614. I am using WPA-PSK on this network. The timeout period for the key is 60 minutes.
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Sounds like an issue with the driver of your wireless card.

>Has anyone ever run into this issue before with other hardware devices? Or is this perhaps some kind of hardware issue? 
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