Station sent an invalid association request?
otto at kekalainen.net
Fri Jan 13 04:07:10 EST 2012
2012/1/12 Jouni Malinen <j at w1.fi>:
> On Thu, Jan 12, 2012 at 04:21:49PM +0200, Otto Kekäläinen wrote:
>> Dump at http://otto.kekalainen.net/hostapd/wireshark.dump
>> My network is SSID Kotiverkko and AP machine mac is f4:ec:38:de:c8:d2.
>> The machine that fails to connect is 00:22:43:97:2f:9c.
> If you look at frame 612 in that capture log, you can see the corrupted
> Association Request from the station. It looks like the RSN IE is
> corrupted by the vendor specific IE that is before it. As such, that
> station is very broken and cannot really use RSN (WPA2). hostapd
> behavior here seems reasonable since even if the parsing failure would
> be ignored, that station would not be allowed to connect due to
> incorrect security settings (that RSN IE really needs to be properly
> included in the association request).
> In other words, this question should be directed to whoever is
> maintaining the driver for that station device.
The laptop is able to connect to 99% of the worlds AP's, maybe it is a
common practise to allow graceful degradation if some station is
misbehaving a little bit?
I don't think that Asus cares much about how a "bug" in an old EeePC
1000HE, so if you want to punish misbehaving stations in hostapd, I
guess I must go back to my old setup? Are you sure the error is not in
my conf, or could there be some setting in the conf to allow the EeePC
I would much rather use this new atheros card and hostapd on my home
server than go back to using my old external Buffalo Airstation G54 as
the WLAN AP...
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