error while starting the wpa supplicant

Saurav Kumar Barik sauravb at aztecsoft.com
Thu Sep 13 06:51:28 EDT 2007




>Hi,
>
>I'm using authros5121.
>
>I have created the interface now.....still it is giving this error...
>
>[root at localhost wpa_supplicant-0.5.8]#
>wpa_supplicant -ieth2 -cwpa_supplicant.conf -d
>Initializing interface 'eth2' conf 'wpa_supplicant.conf' driver
'default'
>ctrl_interface 'N/A' bridge 'N/A'
>Initializing interface (2) 'eth2'
>EAPOL: SUPP_PAE entering state DISCONNECTED
>EAPOL: KEY_RX entering state NO_KEY_RECEIVE
>EAPOL: SUPP_BE entering state INITIALIZE
>EAP: EAP entering state DISABLED
>EAPOL: External notification - portEnabled=0
>EAPOL: External notification - portValid=0
>SIOCGIWRANGE: WE(compiled)=20 WE(source)=13 enc_capa=0xf
>  capabilities: key_mgmt 0xf enc 0xf
>WEXT: Operstate: linkmode=1, operstate=5
>Own MAC address: 06:14:78:8f:5e:49
>wpa_driver_madwifi_del_key: keyidx=0
>wpa_driver_madwifi_del_key: keyidx=1
>wpa_driver_madwifi_del_key: keyidx=2
>wpa_driver_madwifi_del_key: keyidx=3
>wpa_driver_madwifi_set_countermeasures: enabled=0
>wpa_driver_madwifi_set_drop_unencrypted: enabled=1
>Setting scan request: 0 sec 100000 usec
>Added interface eth2
>RTM_NEWLINK: operstate=0 ifi_flags=0x1002 ()
>Wireless event: cmd=0x8b06 len=8
>RTM_NEWLINK: operstate=0 ifi_flags=0x11043 ([UP][RUNNING][LOWER_UP])
>RTM_NEWLINK, IFLA_IFNAME: Interface 'eth2' added
>RTM_NEWLINK: operstate=0 ifi_flags=0x11043 ([UP][RUNNING][LOWER_UP])
>RTM_NEWLINK, IFLA_IFNAME: Interface 'eth2' added
>RTM_NEWLINK: operstate=0 ifi_flags=0x11003 ([UP][LOWER_UP])
>RTM_NEWLINK, IFLA_IFNAME: Interface 'eth2' added
>State: DISCONNECTED -> SCANNING
>Starting AP scan (broadcast SSID)
>Trying to get current scan results first without requesting a new scan
to
>speed up initial association
>Received 0 bytes of scan results (0 BSSes)
>Scan results: 0
>No suitable AP found.

There is nothing wrong with the behavior.
As I see it, there are no APs in the vicinity.
Without running wpa_supplicant try running following two commands.

Ifconfig eth2 up
Iwlist ath0 scan

I think you will get "no scan results".
If so, then there are no APs so that your sta vap would try and
associate to.


>Setting scan request: 0 sec 0 usec
>No enabled networks - do not scan
>State: SCANNING -> INACTIVE
>
>and prompt will not return till I press ctrl-c.After that below is
>displayed.

Because of the above reason the state changes from scanning -> inactive
after timeout happens.

BTW which security (wep/wpa/wpa2) you want to implement using
wpa_supplicant.
And also you need Hostapd to do so.

Please refer :-
http://hostap.epitest.fi/wpa_supplicant/




>CTRL-EVENT-TERMINATING - signal 2 received
>Removing interface eth2
>State: INACTIVE -> DISCONNECTED
>wpa_driver_wext_set_operstate: operstate 0->0 (DORMANT)
>WEXT: Operstate: linkmode=-1, operstate=5
>No keys have been configured - skip key clearing
>EAPOL: External notification - portEnabled=0
>EAPOL: External notification - portValid=0
>wpa_driver_madwifi_set_drop_unencrypted: enabled=0
>wpa_driver_madwifi_set_countermeasures: enabled=0
>No keys have been configured - skip key clearing
>Cancelling scan request
>Cancelling authentication timeout
>WEXT: Operstate: linkmode=0, operstate=6
>
>
>Regards
>Srikanth
>
>
>>Hi Saurav,
>>
>>If I do "ifconfig" - eth2 is not listed
>>and also
>>"iwconfig eth2" says that "no device found"
>
>There is no wireless interface.
>Wpa_supplicant is secondary.
>Try to enable the wireless card first.
>Which wireless driver/card you are using??
>
>Once your wireless interface is set everything will work...
>
>
>>My current status is -
>>I have just compiled the wpa_supplicant code successfully and have
>executed
>>the command
>>"cp wpa_cli wpa_supplicant /usr/local/bin"
>>
>>i have a doubt - should I have to do lsmod on all the .o files
>generated
>>due
>>to compilation?
>>
>>Pls guide me
>>
>>Regards
>>Srikanth
>>
>>
>>
>>Srikanth, are you sure "eth2" is your wireless interface.
>>All the ioctls, even the one for making the interface up, is also
>>failing.
>>
>>Could you give "ifconfig eth2" and "iwconfig eth2" stats as well as
the
>>wpa_supplicant.conf file...
>>
>>Cheers,
>>Saurav
>>
>>
>>>Hi,
>>>
>>>I have stuck in starting the wpa supplicant
>>>
>>>This is the error I'm getting.
>>>
>>>[root at localhost wpa_supplicant-0.5.8]#
>>>wpa_supplicant -ieth2 -c/etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf -d
>>>Initializing interface 'eth2' conf
>>>'/etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf'
>>>driver 'default' ctrl_interface 'N/A' bridge 'N/A'
>>>Initializing interface (2) 'eth2'
>>>EAPOL: SUPP_PAE entering state DISCONNECTED
>>>EAPOL: KEY_RX entering state NO_KEY_RECEIVE
>>>EAPOL: SUPP_BE entering state INITIALIZE
>>>EAP: EAP entering state DISABLED
>>>EAPOL: External notification - portEnabled=0
>>>EAPOL: External notification - portValid=0
>>>ioctl[SIOCSIWPMKSA]: No such device
>>>ioctl[SIOCSIWMODE]: No such device
>>>Could not configure driver to use managed mode
>>>ioctl[SIOCGIFFLAGS]: No such device
>>>Could not set interface 'eth2' UP
>>>ioctl[SIOCGIWRANGE]: No such device
>>>WEXT: Operstate: linkmode=1, operstate=5
>>>ioctl[IEEE80211_IOCTL_SETPARAM]: No such device
>>>wpa_driver_madwifi_init: failed to set wpa_supplicant-based roaming
>>>ioctl[SIOCSIWAP]: No such device
>>>WEXT: Operstate: linkmode=0, operstate=6
>>>ioctl[SIOCGIFFLAGS]: No such device
>>>Failed to initialize driver interface
>>>Failed to add interface eth2
>>>Cancelling scan request
>>>Cancelling authentication timeout
>>>
>>>Regards
>>>Srikanth
>>>
>>
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