reason 4: Disassociated due to inactivity on local request

Samitha Wijedasa samitha.wijedasa at
Sun Jul 12 13:03:24 EDT 2015

On Thu, Jul 09, 2015 at 03:17:56PM +0000, Samitha Wijedasa wrote:
> I'm getting frequent disconnections with the above mentioned reason when running wpa_supplicant. This occurs even if I kept on? sending ping requests to the access point. This is not triggered by the access point itself this is generated by the client station side. Is this happening due to? a bug ?
> d4:ca:6d:11:b9:08 - client station running wpa_supplicant (an OpenWrt platform)

>Which WLAN card and driver is this?
There are two wlan cards. Both show same behavior. Above is for wlan0 which is a Routerboard R52Hn PCI based wlan card. The system is based on ath9k mac80211 based driver which uses nl80211.

>  00:24:a5:b4:c1:5b - access point running hostapd (an DD-wrt platform)
> sample iw trace
> 0.000515: wlan0 (phy #0): deauth d4:ca:6d:11:b9:08 -> 00:24:a5:b4:c1:5b reason 4: Disassociated due to inactivity [frame: c0 00 00 00 00 24 a5 b4 c1 5b d4 ca 6d 11 b9 08 00 24 a5 b4 c1 5b 00 00 04 00]0.011767: wlan0 (phy #0): disconnected (local request)

>Do you have wpa_supplicant debug log from the moment when such a
>disconnection happens?
See attached. Refer around line # 93.
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