boot up is too slow when using wpa-wifi

2672202

    Trying Solaris 11.4 with wifi.

    # uname -v

    11.4.0.10.0

    # dladm create-secobj -c wpa mywifi

    provide value for 'mywifi': ********

    confirm value for 'mywifi': ********

    # dladm connect-wifi -e essid -k mywifi net1

     

    Wifi was connected and I could access to web.

    But, after that, boot up process got too slow, takes several minutes.

    WARNING is displayed repeatedly many many times on console during booting up, such as

    Aug  3 21:05:48 solaris genunix: [ID 235170 kern.warning] WARNING: ieee80211_setprop: opmode err

    which can be seen killing graphic boot-up screen (gif animation ?) typing CR.

     

    It was not slow when wifi was connected without encryption.

     

    Does anyone know how to speed up ?

      • 1. Re: boot up is too slow when using wpa-wifi
        2831705

        The warning message shows that it's trying to set the wrong propriety through ieee80211_setprop( ).

         

        Please help to check out the detailed information of the system / hardware : The model of the system, the model of the WiFi adapter, the device ID (try "prtconf -v"), thanks!

        • 2. Re: boot up is too slow when using wpa-wifi
          2672202

          model: Thinkpad T430s

          WiFi adapter: Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205

           

          Is this the device ID you need ?

                      Device Minor Nodes:
                          dev=(94,1)
                              dev_path=/pci@0,0/pci8086,1e12@1c,1/pci8086,1111@0:iwp0
                                  spectype=chr type=minor nodetype=ddi_network
                                  dev_link=/dev/iwp0
                                  dev_link=/dev/wifi/iwp0
                              dev_path=/pci@0,0/pci8086,1e12@1c,1/pci8086,1111@0:iwp0
                                  spectype=chr type=minor nodetype=ddi_network:wifi
                                  dev_link=/dev/iwp0
                                  dev_link=/dev/wifi/iwp0

           

          Put the whole result of "prtconf -v" on

          https://yahoo.jp/box/KmIz2l

           

          This happened on a hotel wifi.

          Boot-up time was not stable, sometime very slow and sometime a little bit slow.

          But Solaris 11.3 with NWAM boot-up quickly.

          • 3. Re: boot up is too slow when using wpa-wifi
            2672202

            Sorry,

             

            WiFi adapter: Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 AGN

            is correct.

            • 4. Re: boot up is too slow when using wpa-wifi
              2831705

              Can  this issue be reproduced with  WiFi other than that of Hotel one?

              • 5. Re: boot up is too slow when using wpa-wifi
                2672202

                The same error message is seen also in other place where wpa encryption is used on wifi, such as

                Aug 15 18:12:07 ruri genunix: [ID 235170 kern.warning] WARNING: ieee80211_setprop: opmode err .

                 

                But, slowing down of boot up was reproduced only in that hotel.

                • 6. Re: boot up is too slow when using wpa-wifi
                  2831705

                  Glad to know that the slow issue does not happen with other environment than that hotel. Looks like the slow boot is caused by the hotel WiFi environment.