wpa_supplicant v0.4.7/0.5.1 authentication timeout / disassociate / associate loop

thomas schorpp t.schorpp at gmx.de
Mon Feb 13 01:23:11 EST 2006


Sunny James Fugate wrote:
> I am having an impossible time getting the wpa_supplicant to  
> authenticate using WPA or WPA2 with my wireless router (Airport  
> Extreme Base Station).  I'm running the 0.4.7 version of hostap and  
> wpa_supplicant and have gotten things working to the point where  
> wpa_supplicant is associated with the base station and is in the  
> midst of the 4-Way handshake.  It seems to just loop round and  
> continues to receive the following (where 00:00:00:00:00:00 is a  
> zero'ed version of my correct BSSID)
>   ----
>  >Associated with 00:00:00:00:00:0
> . . .
>  >WPA: RX message 1 of 4-Way Handshake from 00:00:00:00:00:00
> . . .
>  >Authentication with 00:00:00:00:00:00 timed out.
> - ----
> Then the association and authentication and it starts over and loops  
> forever.
> 
> I do get a couple of strange things in the debug output.
> 
>  >SIOCGIWRANGE: too old (short) data - assuming WPA is not supported
>  > . . .
> (I just ignored this as it seemed it was just saying that the pci  
> card did not support WPA)
> 
> After it is associated it sends the EAPOL-Key 2/4
> 
>  >WPA: Sending EAPOL-Key 2/4
> 
> And then it receives message 1 of 4 from the base station again???   
> Is this a base station error or did the 2nd part of the handshake not  
> get received by the base station so it is resending the first part?
> 
>  >WPA: RX message 1 of 4-Way Handshake from 00:00:00:00:00:00
> 
> It just keeps doing this process indefinitely.
> 
> 
> Is this a known problem with authenticating to some base-stations?   
> Has anyone else tried this with an Apple Airport Base Station?
> 
> My Airport logs don't tell me anything that I don't already know,  
> that it is associating and disassociating.
> 
> I am completely stuck at this point and seem to have exhausted all  
> options but browsing the doxygen source code and trying to figure out  
> what is going wrong.

-update firmware on the airport, apple eq. was known not to have "real" wpa 
support before the time tiger was released.
-the config file below looks strange to me, hopefully corrected.

if it still doesnt work, try cvs head. good luck.

> 
> 
> My config file has gone through a myriad of contortions trying to get  
> things working.  Its current state is:
> 
> eapol_version=1
> ap_scan=1
> fast_reauth=1
> 
> network={
> 		ssid="myssid"
> 		scan_ssid=0
?- 		bssid=00:00:00:00:00:00
> 		proto=WPA
+pairwise=TKIP
+group=TKIP
> 		key_mgmt=WPA-PSK
?- 		proactive_key_caching=1
> 		auth_alg=OPEN
> 		psk="mypsk"
> }
> 
> 
> I have also tried a very simple config with the same results
> 
> network={
> 		ssid="myssid"
> 		psk="mypsk"
> }
> 
> 
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Sunny Fugate
> 
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