ipw3945 & WEP

clockwork at sigsys.org clockwork at sigsys.org
Tue Oct 17 20:12:16 EDT 2006


So after messing with it some more when I acutally had time I have isolated
the issue to wpa_supplicant. wpa_supplicant apparently doesnt like the
network having multiple AP's or something. When I am on a single AP network,
everything is gold. However at work we have four or five AP's. So
wpa_supplicant will associate okay, then unassociate, then re-associate and
so on. If I associate and then kill wpa_supplicant I will stay logged into
the network. This goes fairly quickly, associating and then unassociating
withing 10 seconds.

If anyone has any ideas about how to stop this behavior I am all ears.

Thanks.

On 10/2/06, clockwork at sigsys.org <clockwork at sigsys.org> wrote:
>
> I tried their mailing list, with no response.
>
> $ is not in my config file. In the latest of many oddities, when I use
> iwconfig to set the key it doesnt associate. However once the key is set if
> I run wpa_supplicant it worked. I dont know if it will be consistant or not,
> but for right now at least its a workaround.
>
> ipw3945 !=stable
>
> On 10/2/06, Ben Gamari <ben at mw0.ath.cx> wrote:
> >
> > I think I actually had the same problem with WEP association (it was a
> > while ago and then I finally gave up). Have you tried associating with
> > wireless-tools? For being such a new and supposed "well-supported" card,
> >
> > the 3945 is unreliable as hell in my experience (perhaps the driver is
> > still stabilizing). Anyways, I'd try asking on the ipw3945 mailing list.
> > They seem to be pretty good about responding to questions. Good luck,
> >
> > - Ben
> >
> >
> > On Sun, 2006-10-01 at 15:01 -0400, clockwork at sigsys.org wrote:
> > > So nobody can offer any assistance with this ?
> > >
> > > On 9/28/06, clockwork at sigsys.org <clockwork at sigsys.org> wrote:
> > >         So I am using ipw3945, which works great for non-encrypted
> > >         networks, and works great for my wpa2 network. However when I
> > >         try to use static WEP I dont associate with the AP. The light
> > >         on my thinkpad goes ape (blinking hyper-fast) then goes solid
> > >         for a few seconds, then hyper again. The repeats non-stop. The
> >
> > >         first question I have is if my config is ok or not:
> > >
> > >         network={
> > >                 ssid="work"
> > >                 key_mgmt=NONE
> > >                 wep_key0=$hexversionofkey
> > >                 priority=5
> > >                 wep_tx_keyidx=0
> > >                 auth_alg=SHARED
> > >         }
> > >         network={
> > >                 ssid="home"
> > >                 proto=WPA2
> > >                 key_mgmt=WPA-PSK
> > >                 priority=5
> > >                 psk=$wpakey
> > >                 pairwise=CCMP
> > >                 group=CCMP
> > >         }
> > >
> > >         The second question would be if anyone has this working or
> > >         not ? What kernel modules are required (besides ipw3945) I
> > >         have ieee80211_crypt_wep ieee80211 ieee80211_crypt_ccmp
> > >         loaded.
> > >
> > >         Applicable versions:
> > >         ieee80211 1.1.13
> > >         wpa_supplicant 0.5.4
> > >         ipw3945 1.1.0
> > >
> > >         Thanks for any help
> > >
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