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PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:03 pm    Post subject: [SOLVED] cannot connect to wireless network with wpa_supplic Reply with quote

Hello everybody,

I've seen posts related to my problem in the forum, but I still cannot establish a wireless connection.

I'm running Gentoo on an HP Pavilion dv2 notebook equipped with an AMD64 Neo processor. The wireless chip is a BroadComm BCM4322. I had to use the wl driver from BroadComm because the b43 driver does not support this chip yet, as documented at http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43.

wpa_supplicant can properly use the driver to configure the interface:

Code:
# iwconfig eth1
eth1      IEEE 802.11abgn  ESSID:"questar"  Nickname:""
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.437 GHz  Access Point: Not-Associated
          Bit Rate:11 Mb/s   Tx-Power:24 dBm
          Retry min limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Encryption key:off
          Power Managementmode:All packets received
          Link Quality=5/5  Signal level=0 dBm  Noise level=-90 dBm
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:60  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0


but it cannot associate with the access point:
Code:
# wpa_supplicant -c/etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf -ieth1
ioctl[SIOCGIWSCAN]: Invalid argument
CTRL-EVENT-SCAN-RESULTS
Trying to associate with 00:0f:66:9a:89:85 (SSID='questar' freq=2437 MHz)
ioctl[SIOCSIWAP]: Device or resource busy
Association request to the driver failed
Associated with 00:0f:66:9a:89:85
CTRL-EVENT-DISCONNECTED - Disconnect event - remove keys
Authentication with 00:00:00:00:00:00 timed out.
ioctl[SIOCGIWSCAN]: Resource temporarily unavailable
CTRL-EVENT-DISCONNECTED - Disconnect event - remove keys
ioctl[SIOCGIWSCAN]: Resource temporarily unavailable
ioctl[SIOCGIWSCAN]: Resource temporarily unavailable
ioctl[SIOCGIWSCAN]: Resource temporarily unavailable


Here's the config file for wpa_supplicant:
Code:
ctrl_interface=/var/run/wpa_supplicant
ctrl_interface_group=wheel
eapol_version=1
ap_scan=1

network={
        ssid="questar"
        proto=WPA
        key_mgmt=WPA-PSK
        pairwise=TKIP
        group=TKIP
        psk=5a6956d332f86bb551a4a82c19a92a3c2b8206a56233b6068b9c7b90f6030f80
        priority=5
}


I know that the router is good because I connect to it wirelessly with a MacBook.

I don't know what I can try next. Thanks in advance.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 5:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you using MAC(not Apple MAC :P )-based filtering rules?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe off-topic, but shouldn't you post here the psk ?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know what are filtering rules. Should they be part of the configuration file of wpa_supplicant?

The psk is shown in the config file.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kindofblue wrote:
I don't know what are filtering rules. Should they be part of the configuration file of wpa_supplicant?


No no, I mean some sort of filter or protection in the router itself that denies wifi-connections based on MAC.

kindofblue wrote:
The psk is shown in the config file.


Loralf means that you *should* not post it because someone nearby you consulting this forum might get into your network :wink:
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rexilion wrote:
Loralf means that you *should* not post it because someone nearby you consulting this forum might get into your network :wink:
Right, Lexilion :-)
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok thanks for the replies, and sorry for my limited comprehension of the subject.

No, there's no filtering rules in the router. From the messages put out by wpa_supplicant, e.g. "ioctl[SIOCGIWSCAN]: Invalid argument", it looks to me like it could be a problem with the driver, or else some kind of incompatibility between wpa_supplicant and the driver.

I'll generate a new psk, even if the likelihood of somebody in my neighborhood reading this forum is very small.

Thanks again.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Victory!!

I was missing a module.

The README for driver wl from BroadCom says that the driver needs a security module, either lib80211 or ieee80211_crypt_tkip. I ran make menuconfig to have those built as modules. What was created is lib80211_crypt_tkip.ko, but looking at the source code of the driver, this is what it's looking for for kernel version >= 2.6.29.

It now works. wpa_supplicant can associate with the access point and dhcpcd assigns an IP address to the network interface, eth1.

Thanks anyway for the help.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a similar problem (i.e. wpa_supplicant was giving me "Invalid argument"). It looked like I needed CONFIG_LIB80211 and/or CONFIG_LIB80211_CRYPT_TKIP, but those weren't present when I did "make menuconfig" (kernel 3.10.x). It turned out that when I enabled CONFIG_HOSTAP, LIB80211 and its friends came along automatically. I thought HOSTAP was for making my laptop as an access point, but well, it works, so that's good enough for me.
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