Opened 5 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

#955 closed defect (fixed)

Wifi issues in ballroom III

Reported by: nobody@… Owned by: jim@…
Priority: tbd Milestone: ietf-093
Component: wireless Keywords:
Cc: My Current Location:
My MAC Address: My OS:


I am periodically dropping off the "ietf" wifi, this happens roughly
every 1..3 minutes. It takes quite some time until it will reassociate.

My MAC is 00:21:6a:0c:cb:e6 - I am running Linux 4.0.2-1-ARCH with
wpa_supplicant 2, currently switched over to eduroam since it seems to
work better.

Attached is the log from wpa_supplicant. While I feel that I have a
rough understanding of what is happening there, I don't know 802.11 well
enough to tell if this is supposed to happen this way or if some part of
the system is not behaving as expected.



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Change history (5)

Changed 5 years ago by nobody@…

Attachment: wifi-log.txt added

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comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by jim@…


This is due to an issue surrounding TKIP on the APs. We're in the process of removing TKIP and forcing everyone to AES (which is more secure), but it's taking a bit longer than hoped. Stay tuned. In the mean time, as much as I hate suggesting it, use ietf-legacy. It should be unaffected.

  • Jim

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by llynch@…

Component: incomingwireless
Owner: changed from llynch@… to jim@…
Status: newassigned
Type: requestdefect

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by chelliot@…

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

TKIP has been disabled throughout the IETF network. All encryption now uses AES, and the draconian measures that the WPA/TKIP standard require are no longer an issue.

I am closing this ticket. However, if you see this problem again please re-open this ticket.

And, of course, feel free to open another ticket if you have any network issues with the IETF network.


comment:4 Changed 3 years ago by Rick Alfvin

Milestone: ietf-93ietf-093

Milestone renamed

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