Client disconnection at PTK renewal

Adrien Decostre ad.decostre at gmail.com
Fri Oct 11 10:39:06 EDT 2013


Dear all,

I am running hostapd 2.0 on a kernel 3.11.2 with the ath9k driver and
I am experiencing occasional disconnections at the moment of the PTK
renewal.
I have seen this issue with different kind of WiFi clients so I am
suspecting that there is something wrong at my access point setup.

Hostapd disconnects the clients because it reaches the retry limit for
the EAPOL frame transmission. Apparently, the different clients I
tested were working correctly but they never received the EAPOL frames
coming from hostapd.

I have added the related part of the hostap log below.

Would anyone have already seen a similar issue with ath9k driver?

Hostapd log:
2013-10-09T09:35:06+00:00 Bidule-oufti hostapd: wlan0: STA
00:23:a7:3b:05:a1 WPA: received EAPOL-Key frame (2/4 Pairwise)
2013-10-09T09:35:06+00:00 Bidule-oufti hostapd: wlan0: STA
00:23:a7:3b:05:a1 WPA: sending 3/4 msg of 4-Way Handshake
2013-10-09T09:35:06+00:00 Bidule-oufti hostapd: wlan0: STA
00:23:a7:3b:05:a1 WPA: EAPOL-Key timeout
2013-10-09T09:35:06+00:00 Bidule-oufti hostapd: wlan0: STA
00:23:a7:3b:05:a1 WPA: sending 3/4 msg of 4-Way Handshake
2013-10-09T09:35:07+00:00 Bidule-oufti hostapd: wlan0: STA
00:23:a7:3b:05:a1 WPA: EAPOL-Key timeout
2013-10-09T09:35:07+00:00 Bidule-oufti hostapd: wlan0: STA
00:23:a7:3b:05:a1 WPA: sending 3/4 msg of 4-Way Handshake
2013-10-09T09:35:08+00:00 Bidule-oufti hostapd: wlan0: STA
00:23:a7:3b:05:a1 WPA: EAPOL-Key timeout
2013-10-09T09:35:08+00:00 Bidule-oufti hostapd: wlan0: STA
00:23:a7:3b:05:a1 WPA: sending 3/4 msg of 4-Way Handshake
2013-10-09T09:35:09+00:00 Bidule-oufti hostapd: wlan0: STA
00:23:a7:3b:05:a1 WPA: EAPOL-Key timeout
2013-10-09T09:35:09+00:00 Bidule-oufti hostapd: wlan0: STA
00:23:a7:3b:05:a1 WPA: PTKINITNEGOTIATING: Retry limit 4 reached
2013-10-09T09:35:09+00:00 Bidule-oufti hostapd: wlan0: STA
00:23:a7:3b:05:a1 WPA: event 3 notification
2013-10-09T09:35:09+00:00 Bidule-oufti hostapd: wlan0: STA
00:23:a7:3b:05:a1 IEEE 802.1X: unauthorizing port
2013-10-09T09:35:09+00:00 Bidule-oufti hostapd: wlan0: STA
00:23:a7:3b:05:a1 MLME:
MLME-DEAUTHENTICATE.indication(00:23:a7:3b:05:a1, 2)
2013-10-09T09:35:09+00:00 Bidule-oufti hostapd: wlan0: STA
00:23:a7:3b:05:a1 MLME: MLME-DELETEKEYS.request(00:23:a7:3b:05:a1)
2013-10-09T09:35:14+00:00 Bidule-oufti hostapd: wlan0: STA
00:23:a7:3b:05:a1 IEEE 802.11: deauthenticated due to local deauth
request



Thanks in advance for any help.


Best regards


Adrien


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