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Re: Possible fix for wpa_supplicant(8) WPA re-key lossage

On Tue, 22 Apr 2008 21:21:07 +0000
"Steven M. Bellovin" <> wrote:

> On Tue, 22 Apr 2008 22:54:46 +0200
> Pierre Pronchery <> wrote:
> > Everytime I load a "heavy" web page (most Wikipedia entries are
> > enough), the link gets lost (and for other users of the network as
> > well). It then says it times out looking up 00:00:00:00:00 and
> > connects again after a minute or two.
> > 
> > I am using NetBSD/amd64 from an hour ago, with a wpi card.
> > 
> I lose connections -- "fatal firmware error" -- very frequently with a
> wpi on amd64 card under heavy traffic conditions.  I haven't tried WPA;
> I see the failures with WEP and cleartext connections.

I use a PCI ral(4) based card and works without any problem with WEP.
Yesterday I tried WPA PSK-TKIP again and after visiting some websites,
the connection to the AP was lost.

So I switched back to WEP again... the WPA issue has been there forever
(and probably will be there for long time :-)

Juan Romero Pardines - xtraeme at gmail|netbsd dot org
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