problem with hostap+ndiswrapper

FireStorm - gandalf_the_gray at hotmail.com
Tue Mar 21 18:32:41 EST 2006


Hello Joey,

>it was suggested to try to use a 3rd
>party (i.e., another PC with a wireless card)

I followed your advice and booted the laptop with Knoppix instead of 
Devil-Linux. The good news is that now wpa_supplicant works perfectly. The 
bad news is that now I have to figure out what's wrong with my Devil Linux 
build.

Two things I noticed so far:

1) there is no more "ioctl[SIOCSIWENCODEEXT]: No such device" repeated 4 
times when I launch wpa_supplicant, but only "ioctl[SIOCSIWPMKSA]: No such 
device" repeated once.

2) When issuing "wpa_cli status" now I get:

Selected interface 'wlan0'
bssid=xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
ssid=<xxx>
pairwise_cipher=TKIP
group_cipher=TKIP
key_mgmt=WPA-PSK
wpa_state=COMPLETED
ip_address=10.0.69.73
Supplicant PAE state=AUTHENTICATED
suppPortStatus=Authorized
EAP state=SUCCESS

The weird things is that previously (in the non-working scenario) the last 3 
lines were missing. Something I messed configuring wpa_supplicant ? Some 
kernel support for EAP that was missing ? Any other possibility ?

Thanks

Al


> > Hello list,
> >
> > this is not a hostap related question, but it seems that the list is
> > appropriate anyway (I apologize in advance if it isn't).
> >
> > Here it goes:
> > I am trying to make my PCMCIA card work with WPA. Wpa_supplicant seems 
>to
> > work fine, but after a few minutes the connection hangs and I am not 
>able to
> > transfer anything, unless restarting the card and restarting 
>wpa_supplicant
> > again.
> >
> > Some info:
> > - The card uses a Linksys INPROCOMM IPN 2220 chipset.
> > - I use ndiswrapper version 2.7 to make it work with the neti2220.inf
> > driver.
> > - The OS is a custom Devil-Linux with 2.4.32 kernel (with grsec).
> > - Wpa_supplicant is version 0.4.8
> > - The AP is a NetGear DG834GT
> >
> > Here is the wpa_supplicant.conf file:
> >
> > ctrl_interface=/var/run/wpa_supplicant
> > ctrl_interface_group=root
> > network={
> >         ssid="xxxx"
> >         key_mgmt=WPA-PSK
> >         proto=WPA
> >         psk="yyyy"
> > }
> >
> > Looking through the wpa_supplicant log (pasted below), it seems that at
> > 17:28 the AP  starts  triggering GROUP_HANDSHAKE's. The first ones get
> > COMPLETE'd, but after a while the PC starts to complain that "Key Replay
> > Counter did not increase", dropping all subsequent packets. At that 
>point,
> > no packet makes its way to/from the PC.
> >
> > Another clue: when starting wpa_supplicant I get:
> > ioctl[SIOCSIWPMKSA]: No such device
> > ioctl[SIOCSIWENCODEEXT]: No such device
> > ioctl[SIOCSIWENCODEEXT]: No such device
> > ioctl[SIOCSIWENCODEEXT]: No such device
> > ioctl[SIOCSIWENCODEEXT]: No such device
> >
> > ...but as I said, for a few minuted the link is up and running
> >
> > So... anybody has some clue about how to solve this ?
> >
> > Thanks in advance
> >
> > Al
>
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