Marvell 8686 does not work with WPA supplicant...

Dan Williams dcbw at redhat.com
Wed Oct 17 10:03:12 EDT 2007


On Tue, 2007-10-16 at 15:49 -0700, Ahmed, Suhail wrote:
> Thanks Dan... For libertas to work with latest wpa_supplicant, do I have
> to use the Pierre's new SDIO bits? For now, I need to get things working
> on 2.6.22 kernel and am using the MSS sdio stack from Intel. 

Yes, you have to use Pierre's SDIO bits, but they work fine on 2.6.22.

Dan

> ~Suhail.
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dan Williams [mailto:dcbw at redhat.com] 
> Sent: Tuesday, October 16, 2007 2:54 PM
> To: Ahmed, Suhail
> Cc: hostap at shmoo.com; Allyn, Mark A
> Subject: Re: Marvell 8686 does not work with WPA supplicant...
> 
> On Tue, 2007-10-16 at 11:32 -0700, Ahmed, Suhail wrote:
> > Hi Folks,
> > 
> >  
> > 
> > I am new to the wpa_supplicant mailing list. I tried to run
> > wpa_supplicant with Mravell's 8686 SDIO based wifi chip, and I fail to
> > associate with the AP. I am trying to run with the -Dwext options, and
> > seems like marvel does not comply with wireless extensions. Seems like
> > there is a file driver_marvel.c
> > (http://www.nabble.com/wpa_supplicant-ad-hoc-mode%3D1-t4354388.html),
> > that might solve the problem by using the driver specific -Dmarvel
> > option. I cannot find this file. Does anyone know of this? Any help
> > would be appreciated on this....
> 
> Upstream kernel libertas driver has support for WEXT and works with
> wireless extensions just fine.  The driver has been in kernels since
> 2.6.22, and the SDIO bits will be in 2.6.24.  I'd suggest using that
> driver instead of the marvell reference driver, unless you have specific
> needs for things that the upstream kernel driver doesn't support (yet).
> If you do, please let me know and we can try to add it to the upstream
> kernel driver.
> 
> The Marvell reference driver is broken for many WEXT things and doesn't
> support WPA with WEXT, which is just wrong.
> 
> FWIW, I have a Marvell 8686 SDIO board and worked quite closely with
> Pierre Ossmann to develop the SDIO support for the upstream kernel
> libertas driver, so I'm pretty familiar with most aspects of it.
> 
> Dan
> 
> >  
> > 
> > Thanks.
> > 
> > ~Suhail
> > 
> > 
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