Opened 8 years ago

Closed 5 months ago

#8015 closed enhancement (invalid)

allow overriding hardware crypto for WiFi/WPA

Reported by: matthiasr Owned by: nobody
Priority: normal Milestone: R1
Component: Network & Internet/Stack Version: R1/alpha3
Keywords: wifi, wpa Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Has a Patch: no Platform: All

Description

Please add an option analog to http://leaf.dragonflybsd.org/mailarchive/commits/2010-11/msg00169.html for bypassing the hardware crypto of the WiFi chipset - it is broken at least on some Atheros ones, specifically (non-exhaustively)

device Network controller (Ethernet controller) [2|0|0]

vendor 168c: Atheros Communications Inc. device 1014: AR5212 802.11abg NIC

and AR9285 (only tested with DragonFly)

This shows e.g. as DHCPOFFERs being sent by the router (as per router's log), but not received by the system. On DragonFly setting the sysctl from that commit solves this problem.

Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by tidux

I can confirm this behavior with AR9285 under Haiku hrev42801 - unencrypted wifi works perfectly, but I can never get an address from an encrypted network.

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by mmlr

I'd actually prefer if the driver for the affected hardware would simply not expose the hardware crypto feature if it is broken. Having to manually fiddle with a setting in that way wouldn't really be a good user experience.

comment:3 Changed 2 years ago by axeld

Owner: changed from axeld to nobody
Status: newassigned

comment:4 Changed 8 months ago by waddlesplash

Please retest with a recently nightly; the ath driver is much better about hardware crypto support now.

comment:5 Changed 5 months ago by waddlesplash

Resolution: invalid
Status: assignedclosed

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