Re: Can't connect

From: Jouni Malinen (
Date: 2002-06-28 08:20:51 UTC

On Wed, Jun 26, 2002 at 09:55:10PM +0200, Daniel Seifert wrote:

> Everything compiles fine (kernel, pcmcia_cs 3.1.34 with Prism2 driver
> copied into directory), the driver loads up fine and my iBook (Apple
> iBook G3 700 MHz) with AirPort card sees the wireless network with the
> given name. If I enable "Encryption", it asks for a key but unregarding
> of my input it returns "Wrong key". With encryption disabled, I get an
> error message: "Error while logging on to selected AirPort network".

Did you configure WEP in the Host AP driver? Did the data connection work without encryption?

> I have not set any bridge/routing on the Linux side and nothing on the
> iBook side either. The whole process of trying to connect does not yield
> any output in /var/log/messages, so I have no idea what's going on.

Running 'dmesg' will show some more debug messages that might not end up in syslog files.

> Below you can find the various configuration outputs etc. I tried to use
> wlansniff to see what is going on, but as soon as I enable monitoring 1
> mode, the iBook does not "see" the network anymore :-(

Monitor mode disables normal card functionality and it must not be used when the card is supposed to be acting as an AP. You would need to setup another host for monitor the network.

> When inserting the card, syslog shows:
> iwconfig shows:

Everything looked fine.

> ifconfig shows no wlan0, running ifconfig wlan0 sets up the
> interface correctly, but the overall behaviour doesn't change.

ifconfig skips interfaces that are not UP. Use 'ifconfig -a' to list all interface or set the interface up first.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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