Hostapd WPA2 and XP Supplicant

Andrew Tarabaras atp3 at optusnet.com.au
Sun Jul 13 06:35:17 EDT 2008


Andrew Tarabaras wrote:
> Jouni Malinen wrote:
>> On Mon, Jul 07, 2008 at 11:39:41AM +1000, Andrew Tarabaras wrote:
>>
>>> They all connect ok but WinXP keeps disconnecting and re 
>>> authenticating . Vista is OK so I sure the problem is in XP. Windows 
 >>
>> Have you enabled EAPOL tracing in Windows XP to get debug information?
>> This issue looks like something that requires client side debugging
>> since everything looks fine from the AP side apart from the client
>> deciding to re-associate (at least based on hostapd output).
>>
> 
> I have enabled tracing in XP but it gives almost no useful information. 
> Its all gobbledygook to me but I will attach it for some better eyes to 
> look over it.
>  What I have done is try the linux WPA_Supplicant under XP and it 
> behaves the same.
>  Ive worked out its somewhere in the ndis drivers. I get this in 
> wpa_supplicants output.
> 
> ndis: media disconnect event
> msndis_status_media_disconnect
> 


It looks like im getting no beacon frames from hostapd with the ralink 
rt73usb. Ive seen other posts about beacon frames not working with 
ralink but most are old and I presumed the problem has been fixed.

  Should I find new hardware ?

Andrew.


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