Access Point Failures using hostapd and ath0 w/ WG311 WiFi Card

Martes G Wigglesworth martes at
Sun Mar 30 22:39:53 PDT 2008

I actually resolved the issues described. I don't know if this was the
true source of the disfunctional AP services, however, when I turned off
routed all became sound again.  I had also rebuilt world, and installed
a newly compiled version of 6-stable, however, that still did not
resolve the issues as of the previous email.  I wanted to research what
may have caused this issue, since I will likely see it again, especially
if there is some misscommunication with routed and hostapd

Martes G Wigglesworth, CEO
M.G. Wigglesworth,LLC
martes at

On Mon, 2008-03-31 at 07:34 +0200, Ashant Chalasani wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 30, 2008 at 6:37 PM, Martes G Wigglesworth
> <martes at> wrote:
> > I am running 6-Stable on an old Pentium III 800MHz box for routing and
> >  wireless access point services.  I am unable to maintain a concurrent
> >  conection with the wireless link.  The system seems to run fine without
> >  authentication, however, when using hostapd I get the following error
> >  message on std output.  I am not familiar with driver troubleshooting,
> >  or hostapd code, so if someone could point me in the correct direction,
> >  I would appreciate the assistance.
> I've seen this happen with 6.0-REL (Tinybsd 0.8 distribution) hostapd
> networks as well on a customer's network.  I wasn't responsible for
> fixing the problem, but there was also a line of thought that the real
> culprit was the Windows CE supplicant.
> With 6.0-REL, we've had problems with WEP with the Intel Pro Wireless
> 3945ABG chipset on Window XP, but WPA and WPA-EAP worked fine.
> Also problematic with WEP was a hand-held Windows CE.
> We didn't get far with troubleshooting with the Tinybsd 0.8 distro,
> but upgrading to 0.9 helped alleviate the problem (although we are
> still testing the 0.9 system)
> Asahnt

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