[driverloader] can't get wpa_supplicant to authenticate TKIP

Steve Williamson cdwhistler at catsgomeow.com
Wed Dec 29 09:55:21 EST 2004

rcbell at cox.net wrote:

>I'm having no luck getting WPA authentication going with wpa_supplicant.
>I'm running SuSE 9.1 Pro, using Linksys G equipment: WRT54GS AP/router and WMP54GS PCI adapter card.  I've successfully loaded the linksys drivers with driverloader, and when I turn off authentication in the AP I connect fine (using SSID broadcast both on and off).  I build wpa_supplicant with the default .config.  My wpa_supplicant.conf contains:
>         ssid="myssid"
>         psk="11111111"
>         key_mgmt=WPA-PSK
>         pairwise=CCMP TKIP
>         group=CCMP TKIP
>        }
>(but I've also tried it with only the ssid and psk values).
>Of course, the ssid and psk are the same that I've entered on the Wireless tab of the router setup.  
>Most everyone on this list that has this is using AES.  Has anyone gotten TKIP to work?
>I was also wondering if the default .config is correct for driverloader, since it uses CONFIG_DRIVER_HOSTAP (the README hardly mentions driverloader).
>The main error message with -dd seems to be "Authentication with 00:00:00:00:00:00 timed out" then it starts the loop again.  I also see several "wpa_driver_hostap_set_key: alg=none key_idx=0 set_tx=0 seq_len=0 key_len=0" type of messages.
>Any ideas?
>Craig Bell
>driverloader mailing list
>driverloader at lists.linuxant.com
You must have ssid broadcasting enabled to the router.  Below is what I 
use for my wpa_supplicant.conf. I could not get AES to work but TKIP 
works fine.


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