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manihp

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Wpa With Familiar 0.8.4 & Opie 2.7 On Sl4
« on: December 24, 2006, 09:51:03 am »
hi

I am trying to get the wpa working on my simpad but did not get anywhere so far. The simpad has a Linksys WCF12 wireless card. I suppose my access point is poperly configured since a nokia 770 and an apple powerbook are working with it without a hitch.

Simpad:

        root@simpad:~# uname -a
        Linux simpad 2.4.27-vrs1-pxa1-jpm1 #1 Tue Aug 15 04:36:16 CEST 2006 armv4l unknown

       root@simpad:~# ifup  wlan0
       Configuration file '/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf' -> '/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf'
       Reading configuration file '/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf'
       ctrl_interface='/var/run/wpa_supplicant'
       ctrl_interface_group=0
       Line: 5 - start of a new network block
       SSID - hexdump_ascii(len=4):
            74 65 73 74                                       test            
       PSK (ASCII passphrase) - hexdump_ascii(len=8):
            68 61 6c 6c 6f 31 32 33                           hallo123        
       PSK (from passphrase) - hexdump(len=32): ea ae 6b d0 6d 97 4e aa e6 a6 24 d8 b3 5c 20 a3 0b f3 98 ec b6 d3 1a 9e 30 fa f4 65 c2 6a 84 28
       Priority group 0
          id=0 ssid='test'
       Daemonize..
       udhcpc (v0.9.9-pre) started
       Sending discover...
       Sending discover...
       Sending discover...
       No lease, forking to background.
       root@simpad:~#


The access point sees the client

       hostapd: ath0: STA 00:0c:41:dd:80:cf IEEE 802.11: associated

but after this there are no further references in the access point's logfile.

wcf-12 card:

       NICID: id=0x801b v1.0.0 (PRISM III PCMCIA (SST parallel flash))
       PRIID: id=0x0015 v1.1.1
       STAID: id=0x001f v1.7.4 (station firmware)


/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf:

# This is a basic configuration for WPA with pre-shared keys (WPA-PSK)
ctrl_interface=/var/run/wpa_supplicant
ctrl_interface_group=0
network={
        ssid="test"
        psk="hallo123"
}


Does anyone have wpa working on the simpad with such a configuration ?
If so, can you post the configuration files ?

hp

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« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2006, 12:57:28 pm »
Hi

I respond to my question since no one answered. Maybe no one else has this configuration and, hence, no  advise can be given. I am still interested to get my simpad running.

Please, can you post your hw+sw configuration ? Which wireless cards, versions etc. are you using ?

hp

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« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2007, 09:19:59 am »
What I've found is that WPA in familiar 0.84 is way too old to work properly. Using the same config on a Zaurus CL-1000 (running openzaurus) and on a simpad, I can connect without problems to my WPA-PSK network with the Zaurus, while the Simpad just won't connect, no mather what I try.
Maybe next version will have a updated wpa_supplicant

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« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2007, 05:18:37 am »
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I am trying to get the wpa working on my simpad but did not get anywhere so far. The simpad has a Linksys WCF12 wireless card. I suppose my access point is poperly configured since a nokia 770 and an apple powerbook are working with it without a hitch.

       root@simpad:~# ifup  wlan0
       Configuration file '/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf' -> '/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf'
       Reading configuration file '/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf'
How did you even get that far? I played around with it a little, but I could not get ifup to use wpa_supplicant at all. My simpad was properly configured to use WEP, but of course I would prefer to use WPA instead, meaning, that my simpad is the only reason, my access-point is still running WEP instead of WPA.

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What I've found is that WPA in familiar 0.84 is way too old to work properly. Maybe next version will have a updated wpa_supplicant
Any deeper reason, why it should not work with the old WPA in familiar 0.8.4? I mean, why should it not work? It must have worked for someone, otherwise why should it be installed by default?

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« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2008, 12:31:21 pm »
Quote from: jbbrs
What I've found is that WPA in familiar 0.84 is way too old to work properly. Using the same config on a Zaurus CL-1000 (running openzaurus) and on a simpad, I can connect without problems to my WPA-PSK network with the Zaurus, while the Simpad just won't connect, no mather what I try.
Maybe next version will have a updated wpa_supplicant

yeah, pretty old thread. Still, people may read it in hope to find an answer.
I can confirm WPA is not working by default (who knows why) but there is a solution (at least for Prism / hostap) described at HowToUseWPA.
Thanks so much for this instructions to the unknown author.

-hafu