Instability with ipw2200, wpa_supplicant and hostapd

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Wed Apr 26 10:15:19 EDT 2006

The wpa_supplicant.log reminds me of a problem I had recently.
It was caused by a bug in baselayout.
It's fixed in baselayout-1.11.14-r8. There is also some info in the
Gentoo Changelog

Gustavo Michels schrieb:
> Hi all,
> I set up an access point at my office with hostapd on a computer with a D-Link 
> DWL-G520 (Atheros) card. Here are the versions I used (Gentoo ebuilds):
> - hostapd 0.5.2
> - madwifi-ng-0.1502.20060414
> My test client, a linux computer with a Intel PRO 2915ABG adapter is 
> experiencing some connection instability. It will connect fine, but after a 
> random amount of time, wpa_supplicant will reconnect by itself. I am using 
> WPA2 with TKIP (btw I can't associate to the AP using CCMP, but that's 
> another problem).
> The problem seems to be really random, as I was unable to find a way to 
> trigger it. Sometimes it happens every couple minutes, sometimes it will stay 
> stable for 30 minutes or more.
> Here's what I am using in the client (Gentoo, also):
> - ipw2200-1.1.2
> - ipw2200-firmware-3.0
> - wpa_supplicant-0.5.2
> At home I have a D-Link DI-624 router (also WPA2-TKIP), where the connection 
> doesn't seem to suffer from this issue, at least not so frequently, if it 
> ever happens.
> Here are links to the config files for hostapd and wpa_supplicant. I have also 
> uploaded some log files from both. I started hostapd on the server, then 
> started wpa_supplicant on the client, which connected fine. After about 10 
> minutes the reconnect issue happened and that's where the log ends, right 
> after the client reconnect.
> As a side note, I left wpa_supplicant running while I was typing this email, 
> which took about 20 minutes, and it reconnected about 10 times in this period 
> of time.
> I have looked thru the archives and searched the web, but I couldn't find 
> anything specific to my issue. I am sorry if this has been addressed before. 
> I don't know if the issue is on the AP or client or even both, so if anyone 
> have any ideas, I would be glad to hear.
> Thanks for your help,
> Gustavo
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