can't associate using wpa_supplicant, sharp zaurus and Sandisk wifi card

Dan Williams dcbw at
Thu Sep 21 14:46:54 EDT 2006

On Thu, 2006-09-21 at 09:40 -0700, hostap-wpa-supplicant at
> On 21 Sep 2006 at 8:00, Dan Williams wrote:
> > If you're disabling SSID broadcasting, what value of "ap_scan" are you
> > using in the config file?  
> Ahh, none, I think I had that set to 1 on the OZ3.5.3 machine before 
> the ipkg installed version of the wpa_supplicant overwrote that file.
> > Also, run an 'iwlist ethX scan', look for your AP, and see what
> > encryption algs it says it actually supports for the WPA IE and RSN IE. 
> It's advertising as TKIP, however the router is definetaly set to AES 
> only.
> > I tried a Netgear WGR614 the other day, with disabled SSID broadcast,
> > and I had to match _exactly_ the WPA IE the thing put out or
> > wpa_supplicant wouldn't connect.  For example, if the WPA IE only has
> > TKIP in it, set your group_cipher to _only_ TKIP and retry.  
> Hmm, what about the pairwise entry, should it be set to the same as 
> the group entry?
> That was
> > the only thing which made the WGR614 and wpa_supplicant happy with
> > disabled SSID broadcast.  Interestingly, a Linksys WRT54GS also with
> > disabled SSID broadcast had no problem with "group_cipher=TKIP CCMP"
> > even though it was only advertising TKIP support.
> Hmm, the Fortigate unit did not have ssid broadcast disabled. I'll 
> try enabling ssid broadcast on my linksys and see what happens. 
> However the MN-700 had ssid broadcast enabled and it failed in the 
> same way.
> Okay, here's the current config file
> network={
>         ssid="myssid"
>         scan_ssid=1
>         ap_scan=1
>         psk="mylongpsk"
>         priority=1
>         key_mgmt=WPA-PSK
>         pairwise=CCMP
>         group=CCMP
> }

ap_scan must be _outside_ the network block.  Put it just above your
network block, rather than inside.  It's a global option to the


> Hmm, enabled ssid broadcast on the linksys and it connects, disable 
> ssid broadcast, it doesn't. :-( 

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