Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 200303
wpa_supplicant fails to associate with bcm43xx driver
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:38 EST
Description of problem:
I'm setting up a new WPA2/AES PSK wireless network, and trying to get my Lynksys
WPC54GS (V12) to connect using the bcm43xx driver. I can connect okay from a
Windows machine as well as from another FC5 system using the ipw2100 driver, so
I suspect it's a bcm43xx issue.
Bug #184521 mentions a fix for the bcm43xx driver that got into the
2.6.16-1.2088_FC6 kernel. I'd imagine though that that fix is in
2.6.17-1.2159_FC5 as well, which is what I'm running.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Created attachment 133089 [details]
Try the following:
1. Disable wpa_supplicant service
# chkconfig wpa_supplicant off
2. Add the following line on the end of
wpa_supplicant -B -i$DEVICE -Dwext -c /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf
This should work as a temp. workaround.
But the whole wireless setup scripts need some cleanup i think.
This appears to be fixed in 2.6.18-1.2200.fc5.