Trouble with ipw3945, plain WEP

Scott Gifford sgifford at suspectclass.com
Sun Apr 29 00:49:14 EDT 2007


Hello,

I'm trying to use wpa_supplicant with my Intel ipw3945 built-in
wireless card.  The network I'm connecting to uses plain WEP, but I'd
like to use Network Manager, which requires the use of wpa_supplicant.

I can configure my wireless card just fine with WEP and iwconfig.  I
get something like this:

    eth1  IEEE 802.11g  ESSID:"MYESSID"  Nickname:"localhost.localdomain"
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.462 GHz  Access Point: 00:0D:0B:4A:85:07   
          Bit Rate:24 Mb/s   Tx-Power:14 dBm   
          Retry limit:15   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Encryption key:1234-ABCD-00   Security mode:open
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality=59/100  Signal level=-72 dBm  Noise level=-73 dBm
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:248  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:9151   Missed beacon:0

I have this in my wpa_supplicant.conf file:

    network={
            ssid="any"
            key_mgmt=NONE
    }
    
    network={
            ssid="MYESSID"
            scan_ssid=1
            priority=5
            key_mgmt=NONE
            wep_key0=1234ABCD00
            wep_key1=1234ABCD00
            wep_key2=1234ABCD00
            wep_key3=1234ABCD00
            wep_tx_keyidx=0
    }

When I run wpa_supplicant, I get an "authentication timeout":

    State: SCANNING -> ASSOCIATING
    wpa_driver_wext_set_operstate: operstate 0->0 (DORMANT)
    WEXT: Operstate: linkmode=-1, operstate=5
    wpa_driver_wext_associate
    Setting authentication timeout: 10 sec 0 usec
    EAPOL: External notification - portControl=ForceAuthorized
    RTM_NEWLINK: operstate=0 ifi_flags=0x11043 ([UP][RUNNING][LOWER_UP])
    Wireless event: cmd=0x8b06 len=8
    RTM_NEWLINK: operstate=0 ifi_flags=0x11003 ([UP][LOWER_UP])
    RTM_NEWLINK, IFLA_IFNAME: Interface 'eth1' added
    RTM_NEWLINK: operstate=0 ifi_flags=0x11003 ([UP][LOWER_UP])
    Wireless event: cmd=0x8b06 len=8
    RTM_NEWLINK: operstate=0 ifi_flags=0x11003 ([UP][LOWER_UP])
    Wireless event: cmd=0x8b04 len=12
    RTM_NEWLINK: operstate=0 ifi_flags=0x11003 ([UP][LOWER_UP])
    Wireless event: cmd=0x8b1a len=17
    Authentication with 00:00:00:00:00:00 timed out.
    Added BSSID 00:0d:0b:4a:85:07 into blacklist
    State: ASSOCIATING -> DISCONNECTED
    wpa_driver_wext_set_operstate: operstate 0->0 (DORMANT)
    WEXT: Operstate: linkmode=-1, operstate=5
    wpa_driver_wext_set_key: alg=0 key_idx=0 set_tx=0 seq_len=0 key_len=0
    wpa_driver_wext_set_key: alg=0 key_idx=1 set_tx=0 seq_len=0 key_len=0
    wpa_driver_wext_set_key: alg=0 key_idx=2 set_tx=0 seq_len=0 key_len=0
    wpa_driver_wext_set_key: alg=0 key_idx=3 set_tx=0 seq_len=0 key_len=0
    EAPOL: External notification - portEnabled=0
    EAPOL: External notification - portValid=0
    Setting scan request: 0 sec 0 usec
    State: DISCONNECTED -> SCANNING

I'm not quite sure what the next step is in troubleshooting this.  Any
suggestions?

Thanks!

---Scott.



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