Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 208719
wpa_supplicant needs to be 0.4.9 to interact with post-2.6.18-git8 kernels
Last modified: 2007-12-06 18:44:11 EST
Description of problem:
WPA association fails between ipw2200 card and D-Link DSL-G604T AP
after updating from Torvalds kernel 2.6.18-git8 to 2.6.18-git9.
2.6.18-git9 Torvalds kernels introduce wireless extensions v21,
which are already known to break wireless-tools-28.0.pre13.5.1
as per Jean Tourrhiles comments in this lkml thread:
as it turns out from further tests, updating wireless-tools to
Jean's latest tarball (wireless_tools.29.pre10.tar.gz) is not
enough; wpa_supplicant is in fact an user of wireless extensions
and needs to be built from the 0.4.9 sources to make WPA
association work again with 2.6.18-git9 and further.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot a 2.6.18-git9 kernel
2. ifup eth1
3. wpa_supplicant -B -Dwext -ieth1 -c etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf
ip a reports eth1 as NO-CARRIER and pinging the AP doesn't work
networking functionality should be available
This bug is filed upon suggestion by Dave Jones at the end of the
mentioned lkml thread.
wpa_supplicant-0.4.9-1.fc5 has been pushed for fc5, which should resolve this issue. If these problems are still present in this version, then please make note of it in this bug report.
wpa_supplicant-0.4.9-1.fc6 has been pushed for fc6, which should resolve this issue. If these problems are still present in this version, then please make note of it in this bug report.