iwlagn / wpa_supplicant issue

Johannes Berg johannes at sipsolutions.net
Wed Apr 20 06:30:50 EDT 2011


On Mon, 2011-04-18 at 21:52 +0200, Fabio Coatti wrote:
> 2011/4/18 Jouni Malinen <j at w1.fi>:
> > On Sun, Apr 17, 2011 at 10:20:58AM +0200, Fabio Coatti wrote:
> >> Yes, I see that the interface is down, but no 'ifconfig wlan0 up' nor
> >> 'ip link set wlan0 up' works.
> >> the interface remains down.
> >
> > If those commands fail to bring the interface up, wpa_supplicant will
> > not be able to do it either. What kind of error message do you get from
> > either of those commands? This sounds like a rfkill issue, i.e., the
> > system is likely configured to not allow WLAN to be enabled.
> 
> No error messages in either case, only dmesg notification, the usual
> ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready

If you get that message, the interface _is_ up.

johannes



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