Can't connect WPA2 to Billion 7402VGP router

Stephen Thomas flabdablet at
Sun Sep 10 11:50:57 EDT 2006

On 9/11/06, Dan Williams <dcbw at> wrote:
> If you
> are attempting to connect with WPA or WPA2 and your AP does not provide
> the WPA or RSN IE in its beacons, then either the AP is not configured
> correctly, or it's broken.  It must be broadcasting one or both of these
> IEs to allow clients to connect with WPA[2].

OK, looks like it's the router's fault.  When I set it for WPA instead
of WPA2, and change proto=WPA2 to proto=WPA, I get  wpa_ie_len=24 and
a working connection.  I'll raise this with Billion (WPA2 support is
fairly new in this model).

For WPA2, should I be seeing wpa_ie_len=0, rsn_ie_len=nonzero?

I'm not happy fooling with my neighbour's AP's configuration, so I'll
take ndiswrapper on faith for the time being (lots of other people
seem to be able to make it work).

Thanks again,

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