wpa_supplicant brings the interface down

Paresh Sawant paresh.sawant at gmail.com
Wed Jun 17 05:43:41 EDT 2009


Hi,

I'm running wpa_supplicant (wpa_supplicant-0.5.11) on Linux FC9 (kernel
2.6.28.1).

I've ath5k module loaded running on 5xxx series of Atheros 802.11 wireless
LAN card.

I'm able to run the wpa_supplicant successfully, but when i terminate it
(either ctrl-c or terminate cmd from wpa_cli), the interface(wlan0) goes
down. why this happens?

Another issue  is when i try to bring the interface up using "ifconfig wlan0
up", I get following error -

"SIOCSIFFLAGS: Resource temporarily unavailable".

I need to reboot the machine to get this resolved. Any idea what's wrong?


- Paresh
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