[users] Can we get a newer version of madwifi on rpmforge?

Yan Li elliot.li.tech at gmail.com
Tue Jul 24 06:00:33 CEST 2007


Yes, I wanna the new version too.

I have a ThinkPad T60p and the current madwifi 0.9.2.1 doesn't work
well with it.  I can only get very poor signal, while other people
using same laptop model with a new madwifi driver got much better
signal strength at the same office location.

I don't know what have changed in the new version. Any other people
have same experiences?


On Mon, Jul 23, 2007 at 03:11:24PM -0400, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
> RPMforge still has:
> 
> rpmForge:
> 
> madwifi-0.9.2.1-2.el5.rf.i386.rpm
> 
> ATrpms has:
> 
> madwifi-0.9.4-38_r2512.fc6.i386.rpm  but requires their patched kernel.
> 
> I am at IETF this week, and was at IEEE 802 last week.
> 
> There are over 60 visible access points in most locations (actually not 
> that may APs, but an SSID for b/g, another for a, another for 802.1x 
> TKIP, another for 802.1x CCMP, argh!) and I think there are some serious 
> table handling problems.  It would be nice to be current with code...
> 
> 
> 
> And here is what I am seeing with debugging on.  It seems that there is 
> a problem scanning beyond 13 APs...
> 
> Initializing interface 'ath0' conf 
> '/etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf' driver 'madwifi' 
> ctrl_interface 'N/A' bridge 'N/A'
> Configuration file '/etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf' -> 
> '/etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf'
> Reading configuration file '/etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf'
> ctrl_interface='/var/run/wpa_supplicant'
> ctrl_interface_group='0' (DEPRECATED)
> eapol_version=1
> ap_scan=1
> fast_reauth=1
> Line: 54 - start of a new network block
> ssid - hexdump_ascii(len=6):
>     69 65 74 66 2d 61                                 ietf-a         
> key_mgmt: 0x4
> Line: 110 - start of a new network block
> ssid - hexdump_ascii(len=3):
>     61 6e 79                                          any            
> key_mgmt: 0x4
> Priority group 0
>   id=0 ssid='ietf-a'
>   id=1 ssid='any'
> Initializing interface (2) 'ath0'
> EAPOL: SUPP_PAE entering state DISCONNECTED
> EAPOL: KEY_RX entering state NO_KEY_RECEIVE
> EAPOL: SUPP_BE entering state INITIALIZE
> EAP: EAP entering state DISABLED
> EAPOL: External notification - portEnabled=0
> EAPOL: External notification - portValid=0
> SIOCGIWRANGE: WE(compiled)=20 WE(source)=13 enc_capa=0xf
>  capabilities: key_mgmt 0xf enc 0xf
> WEXT: Operstate: linkmode=1, operstate=5
> Own MAC address: 00:0b:cd:5a:87:e8
> wpa_driver_madwifi_del_key: keyidx=0
> wpa_driver_madwifi_del_key: keyidx=1
> wpa_driver_madwifi_del_key: keyidx=2
> wpa_driver_madwifi_del_key: keyidx=3
> wpa_driver_madwifi_set_countermeasures: enabled=0
> wpa_driver_madwifi_set_drop_unencrypted: enabled=1
> Setting scan request: 0 sec 100000 usec
> ctrl_interface_group=0
> Added interface ath0
> RTM_NEWLINK: operstate=0 ifi_flags=0x11043 ([UP][RUNNING][LOWER_UP])
> Wireless event: cmd=0x8b06 len=8
> RTM_NEWLINK: operstate=0 ifi_flags=0x11003 ([UP][LOWER_UP])
> RTM_NEWLINK, IFLA_IFNAME: Interface 'ath0' added
> State: DISCONNECTED -> SCANNING
> Starting AP scan (broadcast SSID)
> Trying to get current scan results first without requesting a new scan 
> to speed up initial association
> Received 4091 bytes of scan results (16 BSSes)
> Scan results: 16
> Selecting BSS from priority group 0
> Try to find WPA-enabled AP
> 0: 00:19:a9:43:5d:71 ssid='ietf.1x' wpa_ie_len=26 rsn_ie_len=22 caps=0x11
>   skip - SSID mismatch
>   skip - SSID mismatch
> 1: 00:19:a9:43:5c:a1 ssid='ietf.1x' wpa_ie_len=26 rsn_ie_len=22 caps=0x11
>   skip - SSID mismatch
>   skip - SSID mismatch
> 2: 00:19:a9:41:26:41 ssid='ietf.1x' wpa_ie_len=26 rsn_ie_len=22 caps=0x11
>   skip - SSID mismatch
>   skip - SSID mismatch
> 3: 00:19:a9:43:4f:91 ssid='ietf.1x' wpa_ie_len=26 rsn_ie_len=22 caps=0x11
>   skip - SSID mismatch
>   skip - SSID mismatch
> 4: 00:19:a9:41:39:c2 ssid='' wpa_ie_len=26 rsn_ie_len=22 caps=0x11
>   skip - SSID mismatch
>   skip - SSID mismatch
> 5: 00:19:a9:41:35:31 ssid='ietf.1x' wpa_ie_len=26 rsn_ie_len=22 caps=0x11
>   skip - SSID mismatch
>   skip - SSID mismatch
> 6: 00:15:c7:83:8d:e1 ssid='ietf.1x' wpa_ie_len=26 rsn_ie_len=22 caps=0x11
>   skip - SSID mismatch
>   skip - SSID mismatch
> 7: 00:19:a9:41:2c:c1 ssid='ietf.1x' wpa_ie_len=26 rsn_ie_len=22 caps=0x11
>   skip - SSID mismatch
>   skip - SSID mismatch
> 8: 00:19:a9:41:ef:a2 ssid='' wpa_ie_len=26 rsn_ie_len=22 caps=0x11
>   skip - SSID mismatch
>   skip - SSID mismatch
> 9: 00:14:6c:7e:72:22 ssid='nssiedpr1' wpa_ie_len=0 rsn_ie_len=0 caps=0x11
>   skip - no WPA/RSN IE
> 10: 00:19:a9:43:5d:70 ssid='ietf' wpa_ie_len=0 rsn_ie_len=0 caps=0x1
>   skip - no WPA/RSN IE
> 11: 00:19:a9:41:26:40 ssid='ietf' wpa_ie_len=0 rsn_ie_len=0 caps=0x1
>   skip - no WPA/RSN IE
> 12: 00:19:a9:43:4f:90 ssid='ietf' wpa_ie_len=0 rsn_ie_len=0 caps=0x1
>   skip - no WPA/RSN IE
> 13: 00:19:a9:41:35:30 ssid='ietf' wpa_ie_len=0 rsn_ie_len=0 caps=0x1
>   skip - no WPA/RSN IE
> 14: 00:15:c7:83:8d:e0 ssid='ietf' wpa_ie_len=0 rsn_ie_len=0 caps=0x1
>   skip - no WPA/RSN IE
> 15: 00:19:a9:43:5c:a0 ssid='ietf' wpa_ie_len=0 rsn_ie_len=0 caps=0x1
>   skip - no WPA/RSN IE
> Try to find non-WPA AP
> 0: 00:19:a9:43:5d:71 ssid='ietf.1x' wpa_ie_len=26 rsn_ie_len=22 caps=0x11
>   skip - SSID mismatch
>   skip - SSID mismatch
> 1: 00:19:a9:43:5c:a1 ssid='ietf.1x' wpa_ie_len=26 rsn_ie_len=22 caps=0x11
>   skip - SSID mismatch
>   skip - SSID mismatch
> 2: 00:19:a9:41:26:41 ssid='ietf.1x' wpa_ie_len=26 rsn_ie_len=22 caps=0x11
>   skip - SSID mismatch
>   skip - SSID mismatch
> 3: 00:19:a9:43:4f:91 ssid='ietf.1x' wpa_ie_len=26 rsn_ie_len=22 caps=0x11
>   skip - SSID mismatch
>   skip - SSID mismatch
> 4: 00:19:a9:41:39:c2 ssid='' wpa_ie_len=26 rsn_ie_len=22 caps=0x11
>   skip - SSID mismatch
>   skip - SSID mismatch
> 5: 00:19:a9:41:35:31 ssid='ietf.1x' wpa_ie_len=26 rsn_ie_len=22 caps=0x11
>   skip - SSID mismatch
>   skip - SSID mismatch
> 6: 00:15:c7:83:8d:e1 ssid='ietf.1x' wpa_ie_len=26 rsn_ie_len=22 caps=0x11
>   skip - SSID mismatch
>   skip - SSID mismatch
> 7: 00:19:a9:41:2c:c1 ssid='ietf.1x' wpa_ie_len=26 rsn_ie_len=22 caps=0x11
>   skip - SSID mismatch
>   skip - SSID mismatch
> 8: 00:19:a9:41:ef:a2 ssid='' wpa_ie_len=26 rsn_ie_len=22 caps=0x11
>   skip - SSID mismatch
>   skip - SSID mismatch
> 9: 00:14:6c:7e:72:22 ssid='nssiedpr1' wpa_ie_len=0 rsn_ie_len=0 caps=0x11
>   skip - SSID mismatch
>   skip - SSID mismatch
> 10: 00:19:a9:43:5d:70 ssid='ietf' wpa_ie_len=0 rsn_ie_len=0 caps=0x1
>   skip - SSID mismatch
>   skip - SSID mismatch
> 11: 00:19:a9:41:26:40 ssid='ietf' wpa_ie_len=0 rsn_ie_len=0 caps=0x1
>   skip - SSID mismatch
>   skip - SSID mismatch
> 12: 00:19:a9:43:4f:90 ssid='ietf' wpa_ie_len=0 rsn_ie_len=0 caps=0x1
>   skip - SSID mismatch
>   skip - SSID mismatch
> 13: 00:19:a9:41:35:30 ssid='ietf' wpa_ie_len=0 rsn_ie_len=0 caps=0x1
>   skip - SSID mismatch
>   skip - SSID mismatch
> 14: 00:15:c7:83:8d:e0 ssid='ietf' wpa_ie_len=0 rsn_ie_len=0 caps=0x1
>   skip - SSID mismatch
>   skip - SSID mismatch
> 15: 00:19:a9:43:5c:a0 ssid='ietf' wpa_ie_len=0 rsn_ie_len=0 caps=0x1
>   skip - SSID mismatch
>   skip - SSID mismatch
> No suitable AP found.
> Setting scan request: 0 sec 0 usec
> Starting AP scan (broadcast SSID)
> RTM_NEWLINK: operstate=0 ifi_flags=0x11003 ([UP][LOWER_UP])
> Wireless event: cmd=0x8b1a len=8
> RTM_NEWLINK: operstate=0 ifi_flags=0x11003 ([UP][LOWER_UP])
> Wireless event: cmd=0x8b19 len=8
> Received 4090 bytes of scan results (15 BSSes)
> Scan results: 15
> Selecting BSS from priority group 0
> Try to find WPA-enabled AP
> 0: 00:19:a9:43:5d:71 ssid='ietf.1x' wpa_ie_len=26 rsn_ie_len=22 caps=0x11
>   skip - SSID mismatch
>   skip - SSID mismatch
> 1: 00:19:a9:45:ee:53 ssid='ietf.1x' wpa_ie_len=26 rsn_ie_len=22 caps=0x11
>   skip - SSID mismatch
>   skip - SSID mismatch
> 2: 00:19:a9:45:ee:54 ssid='' wpa_ie_len=26 rsn_ie_len=22 caps=0x11
>   skip - SSID mismatch
>   skip - SSID mismatch
> 3: 00:19:a9:43:5c:a1 ssid='ietf.1x' wpa_ie_len=26 rsn_ie_len=22 caps=0x11
>   skip - SSID mismatch
>   skip - SSID mismatch
> 4: 00:19:a9:41:26:41 ssid='ietf.1x' wpa_ie_len=26 rsn_ie_len=22 caps=0x11
>   skip - SSID mismatch
>   skip - SSID mismatch
> 5: 00:19:a9:43:4f:91 ssid='ietf.1x' wpa_ie_len=26 rsn_ie_len=22 caps=0x11
>   skip - SSID mismatch
>   skip - SSID mismatch
> 6: 00:19:a9:41:39:c2 ssid='' wpa_ie_len=26 rsn_ie_len=22 caps=0x11
>   skip - SSID mismatch
>   skip - SSID mismatch
> 7: 00:19:a9:41:35:31 ssid='ietf.1x' wpa_ie_len=26 rsn_ie_len=22 caps=0x11
>   skip - SSID mismatch
>   skip - SSID mismatch
> 8: 00:19:a9:45:39:a2 ssid='ietf-a.1x' wpa_ie_len=26 rsn_ie_len=22 caps=0x11
>   skip - SSID mismatch
>   skip - SSID mismatch
> 9: 00:19:a9:45:39:a4 ssid='' wpa_ie_len=26 rsn_ie_len=22 caps=0x11
>   skip - SSID mismatch
>   skip - SSID mismatch
> 10: 00:15:c7:83:8d:e1 ssid='ietf.1x' wpa_ie_len=26 rsn_ie_len=22 caps=0x11
>   skip - SSID mismatch
>   skip - SSID mismatch
> 11: 00:19:a9:41:2c:c1 ssid='ietf.1x' wpa_ie_len=26 rsn_ie_len=22 caps=0x11
>   skip - SSID mismatch
>   skip - SSID mismatch
> 12: 00:19:a9:41:ef:a2 ssid='' wpa_ie_len=26 rsn_ie_len=22 caps=0x11
>   skip - SSID mismatch
>   skip - SSID mismatch
> 13: 00:16:9c:00:3b:b4 ssid='' wpa_ie_len=26 rsn_ie_len=22 caps=0x11
>   skip - SSID mismatch
>   skip - SSID mismatch
> 14: 00:19:a9:45:35:13 ssid='ietf.1x' wpa_ie_len=0 rsn_ie_len=0 caps=0x0
>   skip - no WPA/RSN IE
> Try to find non-WPA AP
> 0: 00:19:a9:43:5d:71 ssid='ietf.1x' wpa_ie_len=26 rsn_ie_len=22 caps=0x11
>   skip - SSID mismatch
>   skip - SSID mismatch
> 1: 00:19:a9:45:ee:53 ssid='ietf.1x' wpa_ie_len=26 rsn_ie_len=22 caps=0x11
>   skip - SSID mismatch
>   skip - SSID mismatch
> 2: 00:19:a9:45:ee:54 ssid='' wpa_ie_len=26 rsn_ie_len=22 caps=0x11
>   skip - SSID mismatch
>   skip - SSID mismatch
> 3: 00:19:a9:43:5c:a1 ssid='ietf.1x' wpa_ie_len=26 rsn_ie_len=22 caps=0x11
>   skip - SSID mismatch
>   skip - SSID mismatch
> 4: 00:19:a9:41:26:41 ssid='ietf.1x' wpa_ie_len=26 rsn_ie_len=22 caps=0x11
>   skip - SSID mismatch
>   skip - SSID mismatch
> 5: 00:19:a9:43:4f:91 ssid='ietf.1x' wpa_ie_len=26 rsn_ie_len=22 caps=0x11
>   skip - SSID mismatch
>   skip - SSID mismatch
> 6: 00:19:a9:41:39:c2 ssid='' wpa_ie_len=26 rsn_ie_len=22 caps=0x11
>   skip - SSID mismatch
>   skip - SSID mismatch
> 7: 00:19:a9:41:35:31 ssid='ietf.1x' wpa_ie_len=26 rsn_ie_len=22 caps=0x11
>   skip - SSID mismatch
>   skip - SSID mismatch
> 8: 00:19:a9:45:39:a2 ssid='ietf-a.1x' wpa_ie_len=26 rsn_ie_len=22 caps=0x11
>   skip - SSID mismatch
>   skip - SSID mismatch
> 9: 00:19:a9:45:39:a4 ssid='' wpa_ie_len=26 rsn_ie_len=22 caps=0x11
>   skip - SSID mismatch
>   skip - SSID mismatch
> 10: 00:15:c7:83:8d:e1 ssid='ietf.1x' wpa_ie_len=26 rsn_ie_len=22 caps=0x11
>   skip - SSID mismatch
>   skip - SSID mismatch
> 11: 00:19:a9:41:2c:c1 ssid='ietf.1x' wpa_ie_len=26 rsn_ie_len=22 caps=0x11
>   skip - SSID mismatch
>   skip - SSID mismatch
> 12: 00:19:a9:41:ef:a2 ssid='' wpa_ie_len=26 rsn_ie_len=22 caps=0x11
>   skip - SSID mismatch
>   skip - SSID mismatch
> 13: 00:16:9c:00:3b:b4 ssid='' wpa_ie_len=26 rsn_ie_len=22 caps=0x11
>   skip - SSID mismatch
>   skip - SSID mismatch
> 14: 00:19:a9:45:35:13 ssid='ietf.1x' wpa_ie_len=0 rsn_ie_len=0 caps=0x0
>   skip - SSID mismatch
>   skip - SSID mismatch
> No suitable AP found.
> Setting scan request: 5 sec 0 usec
> CTRL-EVENT-TERMINATING - signal 2 received
> Removing interface ath0
> State: SCANNING -> DISCONNECTED
> wpa_driver_wext_set_operstate: operstate 0->0 (DORMANT)
> WEXT: Operstate: linkmode=-1, operstate=5
> No keys have been configured - skip key clearing
> EAPOL: External notification - portEnabled=0
> EAPOL: External notification - portValid=0
> wpa_driver_madwifi_set_drop_unencrypted: enabled=0
> wpa_driver_madwifi_set_countermeasures: enabled=0
> No keys have been configured - skip key clearing
> Cancelling scan request
> Cancelling authentication timeout
> WEXT: Operstate: linkmode=0, operstate=6
> 
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