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Old 03-30-2013, 11:55 AM   #1
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usb wireless failing to authenticate


I have a netbook and desktop with Ubuntu on both. I wanted to make my desktop wireless so I can move it and get rid of the cable. I used a Broadcom 4320 (Linksys) usb dongle. It works fine on the netbook but won't work on the desktop. I tried everything I could think of but can't get it to work. I posted on Ubuntu forum and was able to resolve it. So I went out and bought another dongle and got the same thing.
So I found this in my sys.log.....

Mar 29 10:54:57 dad-MS-7252 kernel: [ 575.169083] cfg80211: (2457000 KHz - 2482000 KHz @ 20000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
Mar 29 10:54:57 dad-MS-7252 kernel: [ 575.169088] cfg80211: (2474000 KHz - 2494000 KHz @ 20000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
Mar 29 10:54:57 dad-MS-7252 kernel: [ 575.169093] cfg80211: (5170000 KHz - 5250000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
Mar 29 10:54:57 dad-MS-7252 kernel: [ 575.169097] cfg80211: (5735000 KHz - 5835000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
Mar 29 10:54:58 dad-MS-7252 NetworkManager[989]: <info> (wlan0): supplicant interface state: disconnected -> scanning
Mar 29 10:55:04 dad-MS-7252 wpa_supplicant[1030]: wlan0: Trying to associate with 20:4e:7f:62:d7:dd (SSID='ATT7341' freq=2412 MHz)
Mar 29 10:55:04 dad-MS-7252 NetworkManager[989]: <info> (wlan0): supplicant interface state: scanning -> associating
Mar 29 10:55:05 dad-MS-7252 kernel: [ 582.988887] rndis_wlan 1-3:1.0: wlan0: media connect
Mar 29 10:55:05 dad-MS-7252 wpa_supplicant[1030]: wlan0: Associated with 20:4e:7f:62:d7:dd
Mar 29 10:55:05 dad-MS-7252 NetworkManager[989]: <info> (wlan0): supplicant interface state: associating -> 4-way handshake
Mar 29 10:55:06 dad-MS-7252 NetworkManager[989]: <warn> Activation (wlan0/wireless): association took too long.
Mar 29 10:55:06 dad-MS-7252 NetworkManager[989]: <info> (wlan0): device state change: ') [50 120 7]
Mar 29 10:55:06 dad-MS-7252 NetworkManager[989]: <info> Marking connection 'ATT7341 ' invalid.
Mar 29 10:55:06 dad-MS-7252 NetworkManager[989]: <warn> Activation (wlan0) failed for connection 'ATT7341 '
Mar 29 10:55:06 dad-MS-7252 NetworkManager[989]: <info> (wlan0): device state change: failed -> disconnected (reason 'none') [12

It keeps asking for the key about every 20 seconds or so but never authenticates. I installed wicd and it shows "validating Authentication" and then stops at that point.
I have seen similar post but no fix action.

Thanks Dad

The new usb dongle is a netgear n150. My desktop computer has a fresh Ubuntu install, 4 days ago I think. Its a slightly newer kernel I believe than my netbook.

thanks!

Another tid bit, I opened up Wicd and plugged the Linksys (broadcom) usb back in and Wicd doesnot see it. I did lsusb abd its there. Rebooted and tried again, nothing. So I swapped back to the Netgear N150 and it sees it, but hangs on Validating Authentication.

Last edited by dad; 03-30-2013 at 02:55 PM. Reason: extra info
 
Old 03-30-2013, 03:22 PM   #2
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I removed NM and just use the Wicd.
I tried to connect and noticed something flash up after Validation Autherntication.
So I tried connecting several times to read what was being shown.

Connection failed: bad password

I know its not, I have been working on this for several days.

I decided to remove everything and reinstall NM and try it again. I removed some of the other wifi things like wfiradar and ndiswrapper and now realized I have no network connection! DOH!

Last edited by dad; 03-30-2013 at 05:27 PM. Reason: goof
 
Old 03-31-2013, 12:58 PM   #3
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After my botched repair turned into a reinstall, the old Linksys (broadcom 4320) Isn't recognized anymore by wifi radar or wicd. The newer Netgear N150 is recognized but still doesn't connect.

Is this problem some kind of bug? I see lots of post with similar problems but few fixes.
Anyone please?

Thanks
 
Old 04-30-2013, 01:01 PM   #4
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I figured it out and feel like a FOOL! Never ever try to read a key in small print with no glasses! Some how I inserted an extra I in the key. I found it when I was helping my son to put his X-box on the wifi and ran into the same problem. I went back to the modem looking for something else and had my glasses on and a flash light. I looked at the key and and noticed from memory it wasn't right. AARRRGG!
 
  


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