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Old 05-06-2006, 11:34 PM   #1
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IPW2200 and wpa_supplicant


Hi there, decided to tackle WPA-PSK again on my home lan using TKIP.
I have managed to generate what appears to be a valid .config file and /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf

i receive an error when trying to associate with my router which looks like i have missed something:

wpa_driver_ipw_set_wpa: enabled=0
ioctl[IPW_IOCTL_WPA_SUPPLICANT]: Operation not supported
ioctl[IPW_IOCTL_WPA_SUPPLICANT]: Operation not supported

It scans fine - sees the accesspoint fine but then cannot associate (i assume becuase this error happens prior to the scan)

anyone had this happen before? if so, what was the fix... i have tried re-installing ieee802.11 and also the ipw2200 driver with no change..
I also re-ran #make for wpa_supplicant and recopied the files to /usr/local/bin after this..
in my config for #make (wpa_supplicant) i inlcuded IPW as driver, and also WPA-PSK , TKIP
 
Old 05-07-2006, 04:48 AM   #2
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Did you try the "wext" driver instead of the "ipw" driver of wpa_supplicant? Newer ipw2200 modules seem to need "wext". Don't forget to enable
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"CONFIG_DRIVER_WEXT=y"
in the .config file before building.

Also, you could try my wpa_supplicant package.

Eric
 
Old 05-07-2006, 07:42 AM   #3
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Actually, no - i used Config_Driver_IPW=y
then when using the supplicant i have used -ieth1 -Dipw etc...

I will have another go and post again.. - thanks!
 
Old 05-07-2006, 11:40 AM   #4
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Hey -=Graz=-, did you check out the tutorial I posted in the other thread? (http://www.chessgriffin.com/projects...-dell-700m#wpa)

Even though his 700m had a different wireless chipset than ours, I found his instructions worked flawlessly the first time 'round.

Best of luck to ya!
 
Old 05-07-2006, 10:58 PM   #5
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Hi Poetics - yes i actually use this site as well =)

I actually downloaded Alien_Bob's package yeste4rday and installed with installpkg.
I then created a new file as /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf .... and it worked way better than it did before (except)... Yes. i ended with a lovely kernel Panic!
Oh Man! I might have to start from scratch.... im not sure how this can be so hard..

also, Alien Bob - if i install your package how do i do the #make with a .config file ?
after a straight install it seems to work better but there is still something wrong.
I might have to rebuild this puppy from scracth again.. =(

Or i can just stick with WEP. Being that i broke mine and my neighbours in less than 15 minutes each though =)

..

Last edited by -=Graz=-; 05-07-2006 at 11:00 PM.
 
Old 05-08-2006, 06:00 AM   #6
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Hi

Look at the defconfig file that is in the "build" directory of my wpa_supplicant package tree. It is used as the template for creating the .config file. The file wpa_supplicant.SlackBuild is just the script that you run to create the package, you might take a look at that, see how I built it.

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Old 05-08-2006, 08:59 AM   #7
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Okay i just ad a look at the readme you inclded with the package. slackware.readme and im quite sure this is setup okay.
i ran it again with the AP broadcasting and it looks great, does about 30 lines of stuff and then finishes on 'segmentation fault'
and the whole machine freezes...
i think i have left something out when building this kernel.
or, the driver/firmware and iee802 i am using are not in harmony
 
Old 05-09-2006, 07:55 AM   #8
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well guys - i got so annoyed that i couldnt get WPA to work so i blew my whole machine away (i should have thought first as i had not backed up stacks of things in windows but anyway)

Installed 10.1 with kernel 2.4.29
Unpacked 2.6.15 and built from total scratch....
Included ALL encryption cyphers.
Instlled ipw2200 + firmware + ieee802.11 stack.
Downloaded/compiled and .conf'd wpa_supplicant
tested and YEPP - its allllllll good

working perfect! thanks for your helps!
=)

BTW - i did have to use 'wext' as driver type when building wpa_supplicant

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