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Old 04-17-2008, 08:58 PM   #1
Zxarr
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NetworkManager + wpa_supplicant


Greetings,

I am using Fedora 8 on an Acer laptop using Intel Wireless.

My issue seems to be connecting to WPA2 protected networks, like the one I have set up in my home. I am using a Dlink router as an AP. After first installing Fedora 8, I had no issues with connecting to WPA2 networks, then slowly over time I have gotten to the point of being able to connect after about 50 retries.

Connecting to an unprotected network works fine, which is how I am connecting as I type this. Here is what I get in the /var/log/message log:

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Apr 17 21:43:52 ocelot NetworkManager: <info>  Activation (wlan0) Stage 1 of 5 (Device Prepare) scheduled...
Apr 17 21:43:52 ocelot NetworkManager: <info>  Activation (wlan0) Stage 1 of 5 (Device Prepare) started...
Apr 17 21:43:52 ocelot NetworkManager: <info>  Activation (wlan0) Stage 2 of 5 (Device Configure) scheduled...
Apr 17 21:43:52 ocelot NetworkManager: <info>  Activation (wlan0) Stage 1 of 5 (Device Prepare) complete.
Apr 17 21:43:52 ocelot NetworkManager: <info>  Activation (wlan0) Stage 2 of 5 (Device Configure) starting...
Apr 17 21:43:52 ocelot NetworkManager: <info>  Activation (wlan0/wireless): connection 'Auto kitty-wlan' has security, and secrets exist.  No new secrets needed.
Apr 17 21:43:52 ocelot NetworkManager: <info>  Config: added 'ssid' value 'kitty-wlan'
Apr 17 21:43:52 ocelot NetworkManager: <info>  Config: added 'key_mgmt' value 'WPA-PSK'
Apr 17 21:43:52 ocelot NetworkManager: <info>  Config: added 'psk' value '<omitted>'
Apr 17 21:43:52 ocelot NetworkManager: <info>  Config: added 'proto' value 'WPA RSN'
Apr 17 21:43:52 ocelot NetworkManager: <info>  Config: added 'pairwise' value 'TKIP CCMP'
Apr 17 21:43:52 ocelot NetworkManager: <info>  Config: added 'group' value 'WEP40 WEP104 TKIP CCMP'
Apr 17 21:43:52 ocelot NetworkManager: <info>  Activation (wlan0) Stage 2 of 5 (Device Configure) complete.
Apr 17 21:43:52 ocelot NetworkManager: <info>  Config: set interface ap_scan to 1
Apr 17 21:43:52 ocelot NetworkManager: <info>  (wlan0) Supplicant interface state change: 0 -> 2
Apr 17 21:44:17 ocelot NetworkManager: <info>  Activation (wlan0/wireless): association took too long, asking for new key.
Apr 17 21:44:17 ocelot NetworkManager: <info>  (wlan0) Supplicant interface state change: 2 -> 0
I get that over and over, keeps asking for the password, which I know is correct as it will eventually connect (after 50 tries)

I am using iwl4965 (Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 4965 AG) with NetworkManager. Not sure where to go next. Restarting either NetworkManager or wpa_supplicant does nothing.

Any suggestions? I'm at the point where I am going to open the wifi, block all access except OpenVPN and just tunnel through my WAP to my IPCop firewall. :P

Thanks.
 
Old 07-07-2008, 07:24 AM   #2
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Solution?

For anyone reading this thread and wondering if I found a solution:

The problem was NOT Linux, nor was it the driver. The issues were with the crappy little D-Link wireless router I was using.

I recently dumped DD-WRT onto a Linksys router and since then I haven't had a single connection failure.
 
Old 07-07-2008, 08:39 AM   #3
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Can you remember which model it was?
 
  


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