Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 442046
Periodic Disconnects from WPA2 Router/WAP
Last modified: 2009-01-09 01:22:20 EST
Description of problem:
After noting #213088 regarding WPA related problems for wireless connections, I
installed the below listed components. This enabled me to connect to a LinkSys
WPA2 router/WAP. However, I am now noting periodic disconnects and fall back to
the wired connection.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
From F8 updates-testing:
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Connect to a WPA2 protected router/WAP
Connection is achieved, but after a time is lost and falls back to the wired
interface. The following is noted in dmesg:
wlan0: Initial auth_alg=0
wlan0: authenticate with AP 00:18:39:df:fc:29
wlan0: RX authentication from 00:18:39:df:fc:29 (alg=0 transaction=2 status=0)
wlan0: associate with AP 00:18:39:df:fc:29
wlan0: RX AssocResp from 00:18:39:df:fc:29 (capab=0x411 status=0 aid=2)
wlan0: switched to long barker preamble (BSSID=00:18:39:df:fc:29)
ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): wlan0: link becomes ready
wlan0: no IPv6 routers present
eth0: no IPv6 routers present
wlan0: RX deauthentication from 00:18:39:df:fc:29 (reason=16)
Stable wireless connection
My wifi card is in a Dell Inspiron 5150 laptop with a P4 CPU:
02:02.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4309 802.11a/b/g (rev 02)
and I use the b43legacy driver via b43-fwcutter.
My kernel is the latest for F8 stable: 18.104.22.168-64.fc8
I also see this in F9.
When the AP is put in WPA compatibility mode, the connection is stable.
HP Pavilion dv6000t
Intel 3945 ABG
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