Re: Problem with association after going out of range while streaming video

From: Jouni Malinen (
Date: 2002-02-14 06:04:17 UTC

On Sun, Jan 27, 2002 at 09:26:41PM -0800, Michael Codanti wrote:

> Everything was going along ok when I tried to watch a streaming video from
> my iPaq when suddenly I wasn't connected to the network anymore... My
> network card would NOT associate with the HostAP driver....

> Jan 28 03:50:04 Repeater kernel: AP: STA 00:60:b3:69:08:e6 trying to
> associate before authentication
> Jan 28 03:50:06 Repeater last message repeated 123 times

That should now be fixed in the 2002-02-13 release.

> While I have the iPaq on the PC running the HostAP modem driver runs REALLY
> slowly.

Hmm.. Was this during the re-association problems or even when the station was properly associated to the AP? Some of the error/authentication messages from the HostAP are written with printk() with quite high priority and depending on your syslog/klog settings these may cause lot of load on the system and lost of interactivity. I'm going to replace these at some point with more efficient method, but you could also add KERN_DEBUG to the printk()s that produce most of the syslog messages to help the situation.

Jouni Malinen
SSH Communications Security Corp

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