Hostapd WPA2 and XP Supplicant

Andrew Tarabaras atp3 at
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 ?


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