Newbie wpa_supplicant question

Kosta Rojdestvensky kosta1000 at
Wed Mar 29 12:08:24 EST 2006

I'm very appreciate your prompt response,  Jouni,

I got one persistent error message from the wpa_supplicant.

When submitting wpa_cli status command, wpa_supplicant
reports in  debug output:

EAPOL: startWhen --> 0
RX ctrl_iface - hexdump_ascii(len=6):
     53 54 41 54 55 53                                 STATUS
ioctl[SIOCGIFADDR]: Cannot assign requested address
EAPOL: authWhile --> 0

Does it confirms your previous notes about ipw2200?

Do you think trying NDIS wrapper driver could make sense?
(Currently I have intel ipw2200 embeded and Atheros madwifi pcmci
cards available).

Do I have any other options besides dual booting with windows?



On 3/28/06, Jouni Malinen <jkmaline at> wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 28, 2006 at 03:22:24PM -0700, Kosta Rojdestvensky wrote:
> > EAPOL: using part of EAP keying material data encryption key -
> > hexdump(len=13): [REMOVED]EAPOL: Setting dynamic WEP key: unicast
> > keyidx 3 len 13
> > wpa_driver_ipw_set_key: alg=WEP key_idx=3 set_tx=128 seq_len=0 key_len=13
> Using non-zero key index for unicast keys is against number of standards
> and there are drivers that do not support this. I do not remember
> whether ipw2x00 handles this or not, but this could explain why the data
> connection does not work.
> > Am I missing something and the interface is not really connected?
> > and
> >     "State: ASSOCIATED -> COMPLETED "
> >     "CTRL-EVENT-CONNECTED-Connection to 00:40:96:52:0a:84 completed"
> > messages do not mean 'Really connected' ?
> As far as wpa_supplicant is concerned, everything is done at this point
> and the authentication and key distribution was completed successfully.
> > I also tried two different cards (ipw2200, and ath) with the same result...
> Based on my notes, this kind of configuration has worked with NDIS
> drivers (wpa_supplicant on WinXP), Host AP driver, and madwifi (though,
> quite an old version). I do not remember having tested this with
> ipw2200.
> --
> Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA
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