rtl8187se wireless card driver for linux

rtl-wifi
2009-03-24
2013-05-02
  • ilker Aktuna
    ilker Aktuna
    2009-03-24

    Hi,

    I have a problem connecting to my WPA2 network from my Linux netbook which has Realtek’s 8187se mini pci wireless card.

    My home network setup consists of a home made Linux Access point serving WPA2 on hostapd.
    However, I am unable to connect to it with this wireless card and the driver on various Linux distros.
    With the same hardware using Windows XP, I can easily connect to the Linux access point.

    On the following link, I’ve informed the hostapd mailing list about the problem looking for a solution on the access point side.
    However, I believe the most accurate solution could be supplied by the driver developers.

    http://lists.shmoo.com/pipermail/hostap/2009-March/019561.html

    Below is my description of the problem to hostapd group. I’d be very happy if you can look at the problem and let me know how I can solve this issue.

    I am also attaching the full logs from hostapd daemon on the access point side.

    Thanks,
    ilker

    I have a Linux access point which is serving my home network using the
    hostapd daemon.
    Until last week, I was very happy with it using version 5.8 because all of
    my clients (Windows XP) were able to connect to my WPA2-PSK network.

    However, on my new netbook (MSI Wind U100) I decided to use Ubuntu and I am
    unable to connect to the Linux access point.

    On the access point I have an Atheros wireless mini pci card.

    On the netbook I have Realtek's 8187se card and I have two working drivers
    for it.

    With both drivers, I can connect to many commercial wireless access points
    serving WPA2, using 802.11B
    As a side note, If I select 802.11G on these commercial APs , I can't
    connect with my Realtek card.
    Anyway, I have no objection to using 802.11B.
    But on my home network, I can't connect even using "hw_mode=b" on the
    hostapd.conf file.

    I tried many settings of the hostapd.conf file but I still can not connect.
    I even upgraded to hostapd version 6.8 (from 5.8) but that did not solve the
    issue.

    When I check hostapd logs, I see "EAPOL-key timeout" messages.
    If you require, I can send full logs too.