Loss of SYN+ACK packets through wpa_supplicant

Wim Heirman wim at heirman.net
Thu Aug 26 13:24:08 EDT 2010

I would have guessed so too, but I just tried a non-WPA connection
with the same kernel/driver/AP and then this doesn't happen...


On 26 August 2010 16:18, Jouni Malinen <j at w1.fi> wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 03:17:36PM +0200, Wim Heirman wrote:
>> I'm running wpa_supplicant on a home router-style device (DataTank2,
>> with OpenFSG firmware, Linux 2.6.12 kernel), which runs as a client on
>> my wifi network (to provide wired internet access to a part of my home
>> that's not near my actual router+cable modem). I have compiled
>> wpa_supplicant 5.11 with the madwifi driver (I tried 6.11 but this
>> hanged the router). Everything mostly works fine, except that TCP
>> connections crossing the wireless often, but not always, fail to
>> connect.
> wpa_supplicant has nothing to do with actual transmission of reception
> of data frames, so it sounds unlikely that this would have something to
> do with wpa_supplicant. It sounds more likely of an issue somewhere in
> the kernel driver or networking stack.
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> Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA
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