Topic: Atheros AR5213 802.11a/b/g Wireless Issues
I'm in the process of building a OpenBSD 4.3 based wireless access point for my home network. I am using an Atheros AR5213 card which is supported by the ath driver. I am having some issues configuring it properly. I cannot get it to run in 11g mode or enable WEP. Ideally I'd like to do both. Currently I have it configured in 11b mode with no encryption and clients can connect just fine.
ath0: flags=8963<UP,BROADCAST,NOTRAILERS,RUNNING,PROMISC,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500 lladdr 00:0b:6b:37:a4:20 groups: wlan media: IEEE802.11 autoselect mode 11b hostap status: active ieee80211: nwid soekris chan 6 bssid 00:0b:6b:37:a4:20 inet 10.0.0.1 netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast 10.0.0.255 inet6 fe80::20b:6bff:fe37:a420%ath0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x1
So the card is at least working as a unsecured 802.11b access point. If I try to force it into 802.11g with a 'ifconfig ath0 mode 11g' nothing changes. ifconfig returns the exact same results. I can turn on WEP with ' ifconfig ath0 nwkey secret_key' and ifconfig does indeed show that nwkey secret_key is there but my client (an Ubuntu 8.04 machine) cannot authenticate when providing the key as a WEP passphrase in both open system and shared key modes. I will try to test WEP support with another client to see it's solely a client related problem. Does anyone happen to know why I can't force 11g mode or why WEP support is failing?
Thanks in advance.