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Bug #8417

arn driver never connects to WPA2 network with nwam

Added by Gary Mills over 2 years ago. Updated 10 months ago.

Status:
New
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
-
Category:
-
Start date:
2017-06-21
Due date:
% Done:

0%

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Difficulty:
Medium
Tags:
needs-triage

Description

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://www.mail-archive.com/nwam-discuss@opensolaris.org/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.

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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.

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