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 about 1 year 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.