Can't authenticate: WPA, RaLink 2500 (NdisWrapper), SpeedTouch 580 router

Romano Giannetti romanol at
Wed Apr 19 17:30:21 EDT 2006

On Wed, Apr 19, 2006 at 08:41:59PM +0100, Neil Smith wrote:
> On Saturday 15 Apr 2006 10:10 pm, Neil Smith wrote:
> > On Friday 14 Apr 2006 3:25 am, Jouni Malinen wrote:
> > > Would you be willing to test couple of experimental patches to
> > > wpa_supplicant to go through all the possible combinations to figure out
> > > what exactly the AP wants to see here?
> >
> > Certainly.  I'll test Stefan's updated .inf file with ndiswrapper first, to
> > see if that's a quick fix.  Failing that, yes, I'll try experimental
> > patches.
> >
> Sorry, folks, but I've chickened out of this one.  I got myself a different 
> router and that does WPA just fine: it also resolved a couple of problems I 
> had with other machines too.

As a data point, I have the same router, and I was not able to use it in WPA
mode, not even on Windows XP. So I suspect there is something wrong with it.
A very very strange data is that the (ridicolous) manual I received state
that the default PSK key is the same as the default WEP key, which I cannot
parse very well... I am using it in WEP-only and it works. 


Romano Giannetti             -  Univ. Pontificia Comillas (Madrid, Spain)
Electronic Engineer - phone +34 915 422 800 ext 2416  fax +34 915 596 569

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