Re: NM and ipw3945 once again

On Tue, 2007-03-13 at 12:11 +0100, Will Stephenson wrote:
> On Tuesday 13 March 2007, wopozka gazeta pl said:
> > Hi,
> > Not so long time ago there was a thread about networkmanager and
> > ipw3945. I
> > had similar problem and therefore I decide to write.
> >
> > I have router with wpa psk. When I us wpa_supplicant it connects
> > and I can
> > without any problem use network. When I use networkmanager (with
> > knetworkmanager applet) it keeps asking for the passphrase all the
> > time (only
> > in few cases it managed to connect to the network). I searched for
> > the reason
> > and below is what I discovered.
> >
> > I was monitoring wpa_supplicant using wpa_cli. I have found, that
> > when it
> > connects to my network, it first get disconets, then get timeout
> Right, the driver sends a disconnect, which makes NetworkManager think a 
> problem happened, which makes knetworkmanager prompt again.  I also have this 
> bug with the ipw3945 in my thinkpad.  I'd adapt knetworkmanager if there was 
> something I could do about this, but if I understand the situation correctly 
> we either need the driver fixing or some special casing in NM so that it 
> ignores this disconnect - is that right?

Likely, yes.  Why _is_ the driver sending disconnect events?  Can
somebody figure out with plain wpa_supplicant what config options make
the driver _not_ send a disconnect event?  If you tell the card to do
something, and then it tries and tells you it can't do it, that's an


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