ath9k_htc + wpa_supplicant : authentication timeout

raghunathan.kailasanathan at wipro.com raghunathan.kailasanathan at wipro.com
Mon Feb 21 02:43:12 EST 2011


Hi all,
I have PowerPC big-endian host with ath9k_htc (Atheros AR9271) USB dongle 
and am using wpa_supplicant/nl08211 to connect to a non-secure AP. The wpa_supplicant 
keeps reporting "SME: Authentication timed out". Please find logs below.
Using wpa_cli to increase the authentication timeout did not help. Using
-Dwext gives the same result and using just iwconfig I am not able to associate 
with the AP.

At the same time I also see the following output from dmesg -
[  457.374112] wlan0: direct probe to ef8bf5e8 (try 1)
[  457.572779] wlan0: direct probe to ef8bf5e8 (try 2)
[  458.072669] wlan0: direct probe to ef8bf5e8 (try 3)
[  458.272676] wlan0: direct probe to ef8bf5e8 timed out

..which is probably from the kernel compat-wireless package I am using.

Any pointers on where I could look at what's going wrong ?

Regards
Raghu

wpa_supplicant logs
--------------------

Initializing interface 'wlan0' conf './wpa_supplicant.conf' driver 'nl80211' ctrl_interface 'N/A' bridge 'N/A'
Configuration file './wpa_supplicant.conf' -> '/raghu/wpa/./wpa_supplicant.conf'
Reading configuration file '/raghu/wpa/./wpa_supplicant.conf'
ctrl_interface='/var/run/wpa_supplicant'
Line: 2 - start of a new network block
ssid - hexdump_ascii(len=13):
     47 75 65 73 74 49 6e 74 65 72 6e 65 74            GuestInternet   
key_mgmt: 0x4
Priority group 0
   id=0 ssid='GuestInternet'
netlink: Operstate: linkmode=1, operstate=5
nl80211: Register Action command failed: ret=-114 (Operation already in progress)
nl80211: Register Action match - hexdump(len=1): 06
nl80211: Failed to register Action frame processing - ignore for now
Own MAC address: 00:03:7f:0f:a5:84
wpa_driver_nl80211_set_key: ifindex=7 alg=0 addr=0x1004e228 key_idx=0 set_tx=0 seq_len=0 key_len=0
wpa_driver_nl80211_set_key: ifindex=7 alg=0 addr=0x1004e228 key_idx=1 set_tx=0 seq_len=0 key_len=0
wpa_driver_nl80211_set_key: ifindex=7 alg=0 addr=0x1004e228 key_idx=2 set_tx=0 seq_len=0 key_len=0
wpa_driver_nl80211_set_key: ifindex=7 alg=0 addr=0x1004e228 key_idx=3 set_tx=0 seq_len=0 key_len=0
RSN: flushing PMKID list in the driver
Setting scan request: 0 sec 100000 usec
EAPOL: SUPP_PAE entering state DISCONNECTED
EAPOL: Supplicant port status: Unauthorized
EAPOL: KEY_RX entering state NO_KEY_RECEIVE
EAPOL: SUPP_BE entering state INITIALIZE
EAP: EAP entering state DISABLED
EAPOL: Supplicant port status: Unauthorized
EAPOL: Supplicant port status: Unauthorized
Added interface wlan0
State: DISCONNECTED -> SCANNING
Starting AP scan for wildcard SSID
nl80211: Scan SSID - hexdump_ascii(len=0): [NULL]
Scan requested (ret=0) - scan timeout 10 seconds
nl80211: Event message available
nl80211: Scan trigger
EAPOL: disable timer tick
EAPOL: Supplicant port status: Unauthorized
nl80211: Event message available
nl80211: New scan results available
Received scan results (4 BSSes)
BSS: Start scan result update 1
BSS: Add new id 0 BSSID 68:7f:74:96:57:f4 SSID 'wipro'
BSS: Add new id 1 BSSID 00:11:20:f0:3e:51 SSID ''
BSS: Add new id 2 BSSID 26:37:77:2e:0d:41 SSID 'try'
BSS: Add new id 3 BSSID 00:11:20:f0:3e:53 SSID 'GuestInternet'
New scan results available
Selecting BSS from priority group 0
Try to find WPA-enabled AP
0: 68:7f:74:96:57:f4 ssid='wipro' wpa_ie_len=0 rsn_ie_len=20 caps=0x411
   skip - SSID mismatch
1: 00:11:20:f0:3e:51 ssid='' wpa_ie_len=0 rsn_ie_len=22 caps=0x431
   skip - SSID mismatch
2: 26:37:77:2e:0d:41 ssid='try' wpa_ie_len=0 rsn_ie_len=0 caps=0x2
   skip - no WPA/RSN IE
3: 00:11:20:f0:3e:53 ssid='GuestInternet' wpa_ie_len=0 rsn_ie_len=0 caps=0x421
   skip - no WPA/RSN IE
Try to find non-WPA AP
0: 68:7f:74:96:57:f4 ssid='wipro' wpa_ie_len=0 rsn_ie_len=20 caps=0x411
   skip - SSID mismatch
1: 00:11:20:f0:3e:51 ssid='' wpa_ie_len=0 rsn_ie_len=22 caps=0x431
   skip - SSID mismatch
2: 26:37:77:2e:0d:41 ssid='try' wpa_ie_len=0 rsn_ie_len=0 caps=0x2
   skip - SSID mismatch
3: 00:11:20:f0:3e:53 ssid='GuestInternet' wpa_ie_len=0 rsn_ie_len=0 caps=0x421
   selected non-WPA AP 00:11:20:f0:3e:53 ssid='GuestInternet'
Automatic auth_alg selection: 0x1
WPA: clearing AP WPA IE
WPA: clearing AP RSN IE
WPA: clearing own WPA/RSN IE
Cancelling scan request
Trying to authenticate with 00:11:20:f0:3e:53 (SSID='GuestInternet' freq=2462 MHz)
No keys have been configured - skip key clearing
State: SCANNING -> AUTHENTICATING
EAPOL: External notification - EAP success=0
EAPOL: Supplicant port status: Unauthorized
EAPOL: External notification - EAP fail=0
EAPOL: Supplicant port status: Unauthorized
EAPOL: External notification - portControl=ForceAuthorized
EAPOL: Supplicant port status: Unauthorized
nl80211: Authenticate (ifindex=7)
  * bssid=00:11:20:f0:3e:53
  * freq=2462
  * SSID - hexdump_ascii(len=13):
     47 75 65 73 74 49 6e 74 65 72 6e 65 74            GuestInternet   
  * IEs - hexdump(len=0): [NULL]
  * Auth Type 0
nl80211: Authentication request send successfully
RTM_NEWLINK: operstate=0 ifi_flags=0x1003 ([UP])
RTM_NEWLINK, IFLA_IFNAME: Interface 'wlan0' added
nl80211: Event message available
nl80211: MLME event 37; timeout with 00:11:20:f0:3e:53
SME: Authentication timed out
Setting scan request: 5 sec 0 usec
Starting AP scan for wildcard SSID
nl80211: Scan SSID - hexdump_ascii(len=0): [NULL]
Scan requested (ret=0) - scan timeout 30 seconds
nl80211: Event message available
nl80211: Scan trigger
nl80211: Event message available
nl80211: New scan results available
Received scan results (6 BSSes)
BSS: Start scan result update 2
BSS: Add new id 4 BSSID 00:11:20:f0:3e:52 SSID ''
BSS: Add new id 5 BSSID 00:11:20:f0:3e:54 SSID ''
New scan results available
Selecting BSS from priority group 0
Try to find WPA-enabled AP
0: 68:7f:74:96:57:f4 ssid='wipro' wpa_ie_len=0 rsn_ie_len=20 caps=0x411
   skip - SSID mismatch
1: 00:11:20:f0:3e:52 ssid='' wpa_ie_len=24 rsn_ie_len=0 caps=0x431
   skip - SSID mismatch
2: 00:11:20:f0:3e:54 ssid='' wpa_ie_len=0 rsn_ie_len=22 caps=0x431
   skip - SSID mismatch
3: 00:11:20:f0:3e:51 ssid='' wpa_ie_len=0 rsn_ie_len=22 caps=0x431
   skip - SSID mismatch
4: 26:37:77:2e:0d:41 ssid='try' wpa_ie_len=0 rsn_ie_len=0 caps=0x2
   skip - no WPA/RSN IE
5: 00:11:20:f0:3e:53 ssid='GuestInternet' wpa_ie_len=0 rsn_ie_len=0 caps=0x421
   skip - no WPA/RSN IE
Try to find non-WPA AP
0: 68:7f:74:96:57:f4 ssid='wipro' wpa_ie_len=0 rsn_ie_len=20 caps=0x411
   skip - SSID mismatch
1: 00:11:20:f0:3e:52 ssid='' wpa_ie_len=24 rsn_ie_len=0 caps=0x431
   skip - SSID mismatch
2: 00:11:20:f0:3e:54 ssid='' wpa_ie_len=0 rsn_ie_len=22 caps=0x431
   skip - SSID mismatch
3: 00:11:20:f0:3e:51 ssid='' wpa_ie_len=0 rsn_ie_len=22 caps=0x431
   skip - SSID mismatch
4: 26:37:77:2e:0d:41 ssid='try' wpa_ie_len=0 rsn_ie_len=0 caps=0x2
   skip - SSID mismatch
5: 00:11:20:f0:3e:53 ssid='GuestInternet' wpa_ie_len=0 rsn_ie_len=0 caps=0x421
   selected non-WPA AP 00:11:20:f0:3e:53 ssid='GuestInternet'
Automatic auth_alg selection: 0x1
WPA: clearing AP WPA IE
WPA: clearing AP RSN IE
WPA: clearing own WPA/RSN IE
Cancelling scan request
Trying to authenticate with 00:11:20:f0:3e:53 (SSID='GuestInternet' freq=2462 MHz)
No keys have been configured - skip key clearing
State: AUTHENTICATING -> AUTHENTICATING
EAPOL: External notification - EAP success=0
EAPOL: Supplicant port status: Unauthorized
EAPOL: External notification - EAP fail=0
EAPOL: Supplicant port status: Unauthorized
EAPOL: External notification - portControl=ForceAuthorized
EAPOL: Supplicant port status: Unauthorized
nl80211: Authenticate (ifindex=7)
  * bssid=00:11:20:f0:3e:53
  * freq=2462
  * SSID - hexdump_ascii(len=13):
     47 75 65 73 74 49 6e 74 65 72 6e 65 74            GuestInternet   
  * IEs - hexdump(len=0): [NULL]
  * Auth Type 0
nl80211: Authentication request send successfully
RTM_NEWLINK: operstate=0 ifi_flags=0x1003 ([UP])
RTM_NEWLINK, IFLA_IFNAME: Interface 'wlan0' added
nl80211: Event message available
nl80211: MLME event 37; timeout with 00:11:20:f0:3e:53
SME: Authentication timed out
Setting scan request: 5 sec 0 usec
Starting AP scan for wildcard SSID
nl80211: Scan SSID - hexdump_ascii(len=0): [NULL]
Scan requested (ret=0) - scan timeout 30 seconds
nl80211: Event message available
nl80211: Scan trigger
nl80211: Event message available
nl80211: New scan results available
Received scan results (6 BSSes)
BSS: Start scan result update 3
BSS: Add new id 6 BSSID 00:11:20:f0:3e:50 SSID ''
New scan results available
Selecting BSS from priority group 0
Try to find WPA-enabled AP
0: 68:7f:74:96:57:f4 ssid='wipro' wpa_ie_len=0 rsn_ie_len=20 caps=0x411
   skip - SSID mismatch
1: 00:11:20:f0:3e:54 ssid='' wpa_ie_len=0 rsn_ie_len=22 caps=0x431
   skip - SSID mismatch
2: 00:11:20:f0:3e:51 ssid='' wpa_ie_len=0 rsn_ie_len=22 caps=0x431
   skip - SSID mismatch
3: 00:11:20:f0:3e:50 ssid='' wpa_ie_len=0 rsn_ie_len=22 caps=0x431
   skip - SSID mismatch
4: 00:11:20:f0:3e:53 ssid='GuestInternet' wpa_ie_len=0 rsn_ie_len=0 caps=0x421
   skip - no WPA/RSN IE
5: 26:37:77:2e:0d:41 ssid='try' wpa_ie_len=0 rsn_ie_len=0 caps=0x2
   skip - no WPA/RSN IE
Try to find non-WPA AP
0: 68:7f:74:96:57:f4 ssid='wipro' wpa_ie_len=0 rsn_ie_len=20 caps=0x411
   skip - SSID mismatch
1: 00:11:20:f0:3e:54 ssid='' wpa_ie_len=0 rsn_ie_len=22 caps=0x431
   skip - SSID mismatch
2: 00:11:20:f0:3e:51 ssid='' wpa_ie_len=0 rsn_ie_len=22 caps=0x431
   skip - SSID mismatch
3: 00:11:20:f0:3e:50 ssid='' wpa_ie_len=0 rsn_ie_len=22 caps=0x431
   skip - SSID mismatch
4: 00:11:20:f0:3e:53 ssid='GuestInternet' wpa_ie_len=0 rsn_ie_len=0 caps=0x421
   selected non-WPA AP 00:11:20:f0:3e:53 ssid='GuestInternet'
Automatic auth_alg selection: 0x1
WPA: clearing AP WPA IE
WPA: clearing AP RSN IE
WPA: clearing own WPA/RSN IE
Cancelling scan request
Trying to authenticate with 00:11:20:f0:3e:53 (SSID='GuestInternet' freq=2462 MHz)
No keys have been configured - skip key clearing
State: AUTHENTICATING -> AUTHENTICATING
EAPOL: External notification - EAP success=0
EAPOL: Supplicant port status: Unauthorized
EAPOL: External notification - EAP fail=0
EAPOL: Supplicant port status: Unauthorized
EAPOL: External notification - portControl=ForceAuthorized
EAPOL: Supplicant port status: Unauthorized
nl80211: Authenticate (ifindex=7)
  * bssid=00:11:20:f0:3e:53
  * freq=2462
  * SSID - hexdump_ascii(len=13):
     47 75 65 73 74 49 6e 74 65 72 6e 65 74            GuestInternet   
  * IEs - hexdump(len=0): [NULL]
  * Auth Type 0
nl80211: Authentication request send successfully
RTM_NEWLINK: operstate=0 ifi_flags=0x1003 ([UP])
RTM_NEWLINK, IFLA_IFNAME: Interface 'wlan0' added
nl80211: Event message available
nl80211: MLME event 37; timeout with 00:11:20:f0:3e:53
SME: Authentication timed out
Setting scan request: 5 sec 0 usec
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