Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 184521
patch: Detect when bcm43xx has associated
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:26 EST
I guess the bcm43xx driver is doing the wrong thing, but the following patch
allows wpa_supplicant to detect that my bcm32xx has associated and authenticated
again my WEP access point. NetworkManager's dhclient then runs and everything
looks great, as opposed to the current "associated timeout" error.
Sadly a iwlist scan, and/or NetworkManagers equivalent scan hoses the
connection, so I only get a miniscule window before the connection dies. So this
is of limited utility I guess unless bcm43xx can keep it's connection alive
during scanning, but perhaps useful to identify what needs to be fixed in the
driver for association.
Created attachment 125880 [details]
detect bcm43xx association
Created attachment 125890 [details]
upstream ieee80211 softmac suggested fix
Suggested fix for upstream ieee80211 softmac project
Patch sent to netdev and softmac-dev for comments.
looks like the good stuff
All seems to work fine now with 2.6.16-1.2088_FC6 (horay!)