hostap and kernel >= 2.6.14: Association failed

zambraba at simail.it zambraba at simail.it
Tue Aug 1 09:58:52 EDT 2006


Hi, 
I use hostap for 2 years. Everything works fine with 2.4 linux kernel.
Now I'm trying to use hostap with kernel 2.6 but I have an "association to ap" problem both in Gentoo with 2.6.14.2 with 0.4.7 hostap drivers, and in Slackware with 2.6.16.1 with kernel integrated hostap drivers.

I attach my senao card (product info: "INTERSIL", "HFA384x/IEEE", manfid: 0x0156, 0x0002), and I can see correctly the two device (wlan0 and wifi0). I launch kismet and I can see my d-link AP. But, when I type: iwconfig wlan0 mode managed essid 'myessid', I read this in syslog:

wifi0: LinkStatus=6 (Association failed)
wifi0: LinkStatus: BSSID=44:44:44:44:44:44

(Syslog repeat always these two messages)

The version of wirelesstools is 28.

The output of iwconfig is:
wifi0     IEEE 802.11b  ESSID:"myessid"  
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.437 GHz  Access Point: None   
          Bit Rate:2 Mb/s   Sensitivity=1/3  
          Retry min limit:8   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Encryption key:off
          Power Management:off
          
wlan0     IEEE 802.11b  ESSID:"myessid"  
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.437 GHz  Access Point: None   
          Bit Rate:2 Mb/s   Sensitivity=1/3  
          Retry min limit:8   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Encryption key:off
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality=0/70  Signal level=-73 dBm  Noise level=-73 dBm
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0

Link quality is good (monitor mode works fine with kismet).
I also tryed to specify the channel with iwconfig wlan0 channel 6, but with no results.

At this moment I'm using orinoco drivers, but I want to back to hostap driver, because I want to use wpa_supplicant.

Anyone can help me? Thanks! (Sorry for the bad english :( )


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