Re: 2.6.18-git9 wireless fixes break ipw2200 association to AP with WPA

From: Alessandro Suardi
Date: Fri Sep 29 2006 - 16:41:02 EST

On 9/29/06, John W. Linville <linville@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Fri, Sep 29, 2006 at 09:25:53PM +0200, Alessandro Suardi wrote:
> Dell Latitude D610, FC5-latest, ipw2200 configured to associate
> with a D-Link DSL-G604T (combo of router/ADSL modem/802.11g AP).
> 2.6.18-git8 (plus semaphore.h) is ok
> -git9, -git10, -git11 fail to associate
> -git11 with reverted wireless changes is ok
> Attaching diff of what I reverted in -git11 to make it work again.
> wpa_supplicant log of failing session available upon request.

It looks like you reverted the WE-21 stuff. Is your wireless-tools
package up to date?

Well, that's the latest I get under FC5:

[asuardi@sandman ~]$ rpm -q wireless-tools

but indeed (-git11 minus the reverts) iwconfig says

[asuardi@sandman ~]$ iwconfig eth1
Warning: Driver for device eth1 has been compiled with version 21
of Wireless Extension, while this program supports up to version 19.
Some things may be broken...

The criteria for the revert was actually "take out anything that
might remotely hit ipw2200 or wireless" - it was basically to
first rule out that either my WPA configuration or anything in
my environment could be at fault.

If you have suggestions about either upgrading wireless-tools
from a non-FC5 repository or narrowing down the reverts, I'm
up for giving them a go :)

Thanks, ciao,


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