LinuxQuestions.org

LinuxQuestions.org (/questions/)
-   Linux - Wireless Networking (http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-wireless-networking-41/)
-   -   Ath5k-WPA woes (http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-wireless-networking-41/ath5k-wpa-woes-693164/)

mjjzf 12-26-2008 07:01 PM

Ath5k-WPA woes
 
I am trying to get a WPA-secured connection using PSK up & running with the ath5k driver using the 2.6.28 kernel on Slackware 12.2.
Lspci says hardware is:
02:02.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR5211 802.11ab NIC (rev 01)
Calling wpa_supplicant, all I get is a bucketload of this:
Code:

morten # wpa_supplicant -Dwext -iwlan0 -c/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf
ioctl[SIOCSIWAUTH]: Operation not supported
WEXT auth param 4 value 0x0 - ioctl[SIOCGIWSCAN]: Resource temporarily unavailable
Trying to associate with 00:1e:e5:43:d4:96 (SSID='jjzf' freq=2462 MHz)
Associated with 00:1e:e5:43:d4:96
CTRL-EVENT-DISCONNECTED - Disconnect event - remove keys
ioctl[SIOCSIWENCODEEXT]: No such file or directory
Associated with 00:1e:e5:43:d4:96
CTRL-EVENT-DISCONNECTED - Disconnect event - remove keys
ioctl[SIOCSIWENCODEEXT]: No such file or directory
Associated with 00:1e:e5:43:d4:96
CTRL-EVENT-DISCONNECTED - Disconnect event - remove keys
ioctl[SIOCSIWENCODEEXT]: No such file or directory
Associated with 00:1e:e5:43:d4:96
CTRL-EVENT-DISCONNECTED - Disconnect event - remove keys
ioctl[SIOCSIWENCODEEXT]: No such file or directory
Associated with 00:1e:e5:43:d4:96
CTRL-EVENT-DISCONNECTED - Disconnect event - remove keys
ioctl[SIOCSIWENCODEEXT]: No such file or directory
Associated with 00:1e:e5:43:d4:96

Now, since I have been looking around, it seems that I am by no means the only one experiencing something like this, but it also seems that some have got it to work.
Can anyone help me with this?

Nikosis 12-28-2008 04:21 AM

Did you try wicd

mjjzf 12-28-2008 02:14 PM

I did. It does pretty much the same - it hangs for a while saying 'validating authentication' and then reports not being able to connect.

Quakeboy02 12-28-2008 05:22 PM

I have no problem with Debian Lenny and 2.6.28. In fact, wireless access is much better under 2.6.28 than with earlier kernels. Did you use wpa_passphrase to create your config file?

mjjzf 12-29-2008 12:42 AM

Yes, I did. I simply cat'ed the output to the wpa_supplicant file.
I find that the Ath5k actually gives me much better results than Madwifi - it just seems unable to deal with my encryption. To what level does Debian customize the kernel? Or did you build it yourself? Modules or static?

Quakeboy02 12-29-2008 09:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mjjzf (Post 3390026)
Yes, I did. I simply cat'ed the output to the wpa_supplicant file.
I find that the Ath5k actually gives me much better results than Madwifi - it just seems unable to deal with my encryption. To what level does Debian customize the kernel? Or did you build it yourself? Modules or static?

This is a vanilla kernel from kernel.org, and I'm using modules. You're not using WPA2 are you?

mjjzf 12-30-2008 01:42 AM

No, am using WPA. Should that make a difference?
Have you supplied any additional info in the wpa_supplicant.conf? Can you upload your .config somewhere or mail it to morten@technographer.net?

mrbarret 05-14-2009 10:37 AM

Resolution?
 
Was this problem ever resolved? A solution would benefit me.

Thanks,
mrbarret

proctort 07-06-2009 01:30 PM

I've been having a similar problem, using both Ubuntu 9.04 and Fedora 11, but I've found that the madwifi driver works ok, though I'd really prefer to use ath5k. Has anybody found a solution?


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:30 PM.