PRISM3(PCMCIA) and/or wi(4) driver unable to do WPA?

Doug Poland doug at
Wed Mar 7 23:04:58 UTC 2007


I have just acquired a Linksys "Instant Wireless Network PC Card"
802.11b wireless NIC.  When plugged into a 6.2 i386 laptop, dmesg

wi0: <The Linksys Group, Inc. Instant Wireless Network PC Card> at
port 0x100-0x13f irq 11 function 0 config 1 on pccard1
wi0: using RF:PRISM3(PCMCIA)
wi0: Intersil Firmware: Primary (1.1.0), Station (1.4.2)
wi0: Ethernet address: 00:06:25:18:6e:1d

When I attempted to connect to my WPA-PSK WAP, wpa_supplicant(8) just
hangs.  When I turned off encryption on the WAP, and enter:

# dhclient wi0

Then the NIC connects just fine.  So the question is, is the NIC or the
wi(4) driver incapable of WPA encryption?

Thanks for the help.


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