Atheros CM9 works with WEP, but not WPA



  • Alix 3d with Atheros CM9 PF 1.2.3 RC1

    WEP - both HEX or ASCII key work perfect.

    I have tried every possible combo, but I cannot get this thing to pass traffic on WPA, clients act like they authenticate, but no DHCP traffic can pass.

    I have tried both WPA and WPA2, and every combo of auth methods possible. Using a 10 digit key.

    Is there a bug with the Atheros driver?



  • Same here.

    I have this config: FX5620-G + Winstron CM9 (WPA2/AES) ath0 not bridged

    Tried every WPA Pairwise combinations, and for some reason this config stops working.

    When the site was configured (late night) everything worked great, in the morning users started to report problems…so i remotely tried to test different WPA Pairwise combinations, but the problem persisted. I tested disabling WWE, and i've been told that the thing was working all right...but only for 2 days  ???

    I know, it's pretty weird and absurd.

    So anyone else has this problem?



  • @totalimpact:

    Alix 3d with Atheros CM9 PF 1.2.3 RC1
    I have tried every possible combo, but I cannot get this thing to pass traffic on WPA, clients act like they authenticate, but no DHCP traffic can pass.

    I have a PCI WLAN card with Atheros chipset in my pfSense box. WLAN is bridged to LAN. If your WLAN is bridged to LAN you will need firewall rules to allow DHCP traffic from WLAN. See the DHCP and DNS forum for further discussion.

    What clients are you using? On my home network I have three Win Vista laptops using WPA2 successfully. I have a netbook running gOS (seems to be a variant of Ubuntu 8.10) but haven't been able to get that to work with the WLAN. I'm now using the netbook with a USB WLAN interface and no encryption.


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