iwn does not associates

rmgls at free.fr rmgls at free.fr
Fri Jun 17 10:43:17 UTC 2011

On Fri, 17 Jun 2011 10:25:46 +0200
Bernhard Schmidt <bschmidt at freebsd.org> wrote:
On Friday, June 17, 2011 09:36:46 rmgls at free.fr wrote:

>> hi all,
>> since a month the wireless card of the E6400 Dell does not associate
>> with the access point.
>> it used to work fine, before.
>> the config is exactly the same:
>> iwn5150fw + iwn + wpa_supplicant => tkip.
>> starting wpa_supplicant associates a few seconds and reverts to no carrier.
>> 	 here is what i get:
>> sysctl dev.iwn.0.debug=1
>> iwn_notif_intr: scanning channel 7 status 1
>> 		ifconfig wlan0
>> 		...
>> 	status: no carrier
>> 	ssid MyDomain channel 7 (2442 MHz 11g)
>> 	regdomain ETSI country FR authmode OPEN privacy OFF txpower 30
>> 	bmiss 10 scanvalid 60 bgscan bgscanintvl 300 bgscanidle 250
>> 	roam:rssi 7 roam:rate 5 protmode CTS wme bintval 0
>> thanks in advance for your help.
>Are you running the latest current?
>This is a 5350?

yes, head r223138

>Can you post your configuration (rc.conf)?

sure but nothing is configured in rc.conf except em0 when needed.
i join it anyway.
>If you have a 'ifconfig wlan0 channel 7' somewhere, drop it, I'm aware
>of an issue regarding fixed channels, but found no clean solution yet.
>You might also want to try 'ifconfig wlan0 -ht', it might be related
>to the recent introduction of 11n support for iwn(4).

changing the channel does nothing else, nor 'ht' too.
setting channel 11 or any channel gives the same result,
association for about 30 sec, and lost of carrier.

Best Regards

rmgls at free.fr

># Enable network daemons for user convenience.
># Please make all changes to this file, not to /etc/defaults/rc.conf.
># pour cacher les commandes exécutées ajouter dans rc: set -x
>firewall_enable="NO"		# Set to YES to enable firewall functionality
>allscreens_flags="-m on"
>#amd_enable="NO"			# Run amd service with $amd_flags (or NO).
>#firewall_enable="YES"		# Set to YES to enable firewall functionality
>firewall_flags=""		# Flags passed to ipfw when type is a file
>firewall_logging="YES"           # Set to YES to enable events logging
>firewall_quiet="NO"		# Set to YES to suppress rule display
>firewall_script="/etc/rc.firewall" # Which script to run to set up the firewall
>firewall_type="SIMPLE"		# Firewall type (see /etc/rc.firewall)
>#ifconfig_em0="inet netmask" # media 100baseTX
>#ifconfig_gif0_ipv6="inet6 2001:1111:2222:3333::2
># 2001:1111:2222:3333::1 prefixlen 128"
># ipv6_defaultrouter="2001:1111:2222:3333::1"
>ldconfig_paths="/usr/lib /usr/lib/compat /usr/X11R6/lib /usr/local/lib /usr/compat/linux/lib"
>ldconfig_paths_aout="/usr/lib/compat/aout /usr/X11R6/lib/aout /usr/local/lib/aout"
>lpd_enable="YES"		# Run the line printer daemon.
>lpd_program="/usr/sbin/lpd"	# path to lpd, if you want a different one.
>mixer_enable="YES"	# preserve your behaviour through reboot
>#powerd_flags="-a hiadaptive"
># wlans_ath0="wlan0"
># vap_create_wlan0="wlanmode sta country US indoor"
># ifconfig_wlan0="WPA DHCP"
># ifconfig_bge0_alias0="inet6 2001:418:1::40/64"

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