arn driver never connects to WPA2 network with nwam
I have an ASUS laptop with wireless hardware that uses the arn driver. With nwam, it always reports ``connecting to cutie'', my WPA2 network, but the connection never completes. I does work with a manual configuration. To begin, I made sure that svc:/network/physical:default and svc:/network/physical:nwam were both disabled. Then, I used these commands to get a connection to my WPA2 network:
<root@asus># ifconfig arn0 plumb <root@asus># cat > /tmp/mykey ... ^D <root@asus># chmod 400 /tmp/mykey <root@asus># dladm create-secobj -c wpa -f /tmp/mykey mykey <root@asus># dladm connect-wifi -k mykey -e cutie arn0 /* Long pause */ <root@asus># ifconfig arn0 dhcp start
The temporary file contained the password for my WPA2 network. The connection was successful.
Under Windows 10, the automatic connection succeeds. With a Solaris 11.3 live DVD, it also stuck waiting for the connect.
The connect timeout is set at 10 seconds. When I increased it to 60 seconds, it still never connected.
This behavior is related to bug #2577, as well as these messages I found:
o Title: nwam + iwh0 broken in recent opensolaris builds? o URL: https://email@example.com/msg00016.html o Title: Code Review for illumos-wpa-enterprise o URL: http://bugs.31bits.net/illumos/mirror/www.opensolaris.cz/builds/illumos-wpa-enterprise/webrev/ o Title: [Bugs-team] NWAM breaks WiFi drivers (again)? o URL: https://openindiana.org/pipermail/bugs-team/2011-November/000031.html
I'm guessing that the bug is in nwam, but it might also be in the arn driver.
Updated by Gary Mills 10 months ago
The laptop in question is an ASUS Eee PC 1005PE. It came with 1 gig of memory. When I upgraded it to 2 gigs of memory, wireless started to work. Increasing the memory seems to have fixed the problem that I reported. The cause, it this case, seems to have been insufficient memory.