On moving up to kernel 2.6.25-gentoo-r7 I incorrectly selected the new IEEE802.11 stack (MAC80211). This led to a situation where I could not access the wireless network. The clue to my problem was that on typing
The output included :-
Encryption:XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX (etc - lots of hex digits)
The solution I found was to re-compile the kernel with the older IEE802.111 network stack (IEEE802111) and include the TKIP encryption option (IEEE80211_CRYPT_TKIP).
My concern is that if this deprecated stack is dropped in the future, I will then be stuck.
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Upgraded kernel from 2.6.19-gentoo-r2 to 2.6.25-gentoo-r7
2.Tried to use wireless network
Network failed to connect to WPA-PSK usng wireless router, which had been working perfectly.
Encryption:XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX etc.. (lots of hex digits)
Worked on adding the deprecated IEE802111, and the TKIP encryption that goes with it, to my kernel configuration
In what way is this problem specific to Gentoo? In other words, what can Gentoo do for you?
(In reply to comment #1)
> In what way is this problem specific to Gentoo? In other words, what can Gentoo
> do for you?
Not at all Gentoo specific, and I have actually sent it upstream - but if it is in the Gentoo Bugzilla with a workable solution, which took me about ten hours to figure out, it might save some one else the ten hours.