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Old 05-21-2007, 04:10 AM   #1
slyck
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Unhappy wpa_supplicant won't Authenticate with Airport Express


Hello

I've been trying to get my PC (running Slackware 11.0) to connect to my Airport Express (Apple Base Station V6.3) however it does not authenticate.

When I issue the following restart command:

Code:
/etc/rc.d/rc.inet1 restart
I get the following output in /var/log/messages:

Code:
WPA authentication did not complete, try running '/etc/rc.d/rc.inet1 wlan0_start' in a few seconds.
When I try to connect through wpa_gui, the following is output to the Event History:

Code:
Trying to associate with <mybssid> (SSID='myssid' freq=2437 MHz)
Authentication with 00:00:00:00:00:00 timed out.
When I scan in wpa_gui, the Airport Express appears in the Scan results window as:
Code:

SSID       BSSID        frequency  signal flags
<myssid>   <mybssid>    2437       186    [WPA-PSK-TKIP][WPA2-PSK-TKIP+CCMP]
My wpa_supplicant.conf file is as follows:

Code:
ctrl_interface=/var/run/wpa_supplicant
update_config=1

network={
        ssid="myssid"
        psk=mypsk
        proto=RSN
        key_mgmt=WPA-PSK
        pairwise=TKIP
}
My wireless network card is a NetComm NP5420 and i am using ndiswrapper.

My AirPort Network is configured with WPA2 Personal and also is set for MAC filtering. I have tried broadcasting/not broadcasting the SSID and also enabling/disabling MAC filtering however I still get the same problem.

Any suggestions as to what I may be missing would be greatly appreciated.
 
Old 05-22-2007, 04:58 PM   #2
Brian1
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Couple of things.
Try this:
pairwise=TKIP CCMP

Also seems to see both WPA and WPA2. Set proto=WPA for WPA mode. proto=RSN for WPA2.

Brian
 
Old 05-30-2007, 04:13 AM   #3
slyck
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Thanks Brian

I tried:

Code:
proto=WPA
pairwise=TKIP
No luck immediately however when I broadcasted the SSID, Bingo! I seem to remember reading somewhere else that somebody had not been able to get their configuration working until they broadcasted the SSID. I had tried that but not with the particular configuration above.

Thanks again.
 
  


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