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Old 04-11-2011, 06:38 AM   #1
Joe of Loath
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Wifi fails to connect with multiple adaptors - Debian 6


Hi there

I have an old Athlon 64 box running Debian squeeze KDE. Runs perfectly, except no wifi.

I've tried both an Zydas (Atheros) ZD1211rw, and a realtek RTL8187B, both USB. Both show the same problem. I'm going to try a pci RT2500, but I don't see it making a difference.

Here's the output of wpa_supplicant:

Code:
Initializing interface 'wlan1' conf '/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf' driver 'wext' ctrl_interface 'N/A' bridge 'N/A'
Configuration file '/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf' -> '/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf'
Reading configuration file '/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf'
Line: 1 - start of a new network block
ssid - hexdump_ascii(len=7):
     42 55 46 46 41 4c 4f                              BUFFALO         
scan_ssid=1 (0x1)
key_mgmt: 0x2
PSK (ASCII passphrase) - hexdump_ascii(len=13): [REMOVED]
PSK (from passphrase) - hexdump(len=32): [REMOVED]
Priority group 0
   id=0 ssid='BUFFALO'
Initializing interface (2) 'wlan1'
WEXT: cfg80211-based driver detected
SIOCGIWRANGE: WE(compiled)=22 WE(source)=21 enc_capa=0xf
  capabilities: key_mgmt 0xf enc 0xf flags 0x0
WEXT: Operstate: linkmode=1, operstate=5
Own MAC address: 00:11:3b:14:4b:ff
wpa_driver_wext_set_wpa
wpa_driver_wext_set_key: alg=0 key_idx=0 set_tx=0 seq_len=0 key_len=0
wpa_driver_wext_set_key: alg=0 key_idx=1 set_tx=0 seq_len=0 key_len=0
wpa_driver_wext_set_key: alg=0 key_idx=2 set_tx=0 seq_len=0 key_len=0
wpa_driver_wext_set_key: alg=0 key_idx=3 set_tx=0 seq_len=0 key_len=0
wpa_driver_wext_set_countermeasures
wpa_driver_wext_set_drop_unencrypted
RSN: flushing PMKID list in the driver
Setting scan request: 0 sec 100000 usec
WPS: UUID based on MAC address - hexdump(len=16): 62 7a cd 8e a2 a5 5a db a5 71 6c aa 95 91 40 5b
WPS: Build Beacon and Probe Response IEs
WPS:  * Version
WPS:  * Wi-Fi Protected Setup State (0)
WPS:  * Version
WPS:  * Wi-Fi Protected Setup State (0)
WPS:  * Response Type (2)
WPS:  * UUID-E
WPS:  * Manufacturer
WPS:  * Model Name
WPS:  * Model Number
WPS:  * Serial Number
WPS:  * Primary Device Type
WPS:  * Device Name
WPS:  * Config Methods (0)
WPS:  * RF Bands (3)
EAPOL: SUPP_PAE entering state DISCONNECTED
EAPOL: KEY_RX entering state NO_KEY_RECEIVE
EAPOL: SUPP_BE entering state INITIALIZE
EAP: EAP entering state DISABLED
Added interface wlan1
RTM_NEWLINK: operstate=0 ifi_flags=0x1003 ([UP])
RTM_NEWLINK, IFLA_IFNAME: Interface 'wlan1' added
Wireless event: cmd=0x8b06 len=8
State: DISCONNECTED -> SCANNING
Starting AP scan (specific SSID)
Scan SSID - hexdump_ascii(len=7):
     42 55 46 46 41 4c 4f                              BUFFALO         
Trying to get current scan results first without requesting a new scan to speed up initial association
Received 320 bytes of scan results (1 BSSes)
New scan results available
Selecting BSS from priority group 0
Try to find WPA-enabled AP
0: 00:16:01:a1:8a:7a ssid='BUFFALO' wpa_ie_len=22 rsn_ie_len=0 caps=0x11
   selected based on WPA IE
   selected WPA AP 00:16:01:a1:8a:7a ssid='BUFFALO'
Trying to associate with 00:16:01:a1:8a:7a (SSID='BUFFALO' freq=2427 MHz)
Cancelling scan request
WPA: clearing own WPA/RSN IE
Automatic auth_alg selection: 0x1
WPA: using IEEE 802.11i/D3.0
WPA: Selected cipher suites: group 8 pairwise 8 key_mgmt 2 proto 1
WPA: set AP WPA IE - hexdump(len=24): dd 16 00 50 f2 01 01 00 00 50 f2 02 01 00 00 50 f2 02 01 00 00 50 f2 02
WPA: clearing AP RSN IE
WPA: using GTK TKIP
WPA: using PTK TKIP
WPA: using KEY_MGMT WPA-PSK
WPA: Set own WPA IE default - hexdump(len=24): dd 16 00 50 f2 01 01 00 00 50 f2 02 01 00 00 50 f2 02 01 00 00 50 f2 02
No keys have been configured - skip key clearing
wpa_driver_wext_set_drop_unencrypted
State: SCANNING -> ASSOCIATING
wpa_driver_wext_set_operstate: operstate 0->0 (DORMANT)
WEXT: Operstate: linkmode=-1, operstate=5
wpa_driver_wext_associate
wpa_driver_wext_set_psk
Setting authentication timeout: 10 sec 0 usec
EAPOL: External notification - EAP success=0
EAPOL: External notification - EAP fail=0
EAPOL: External notification - portControl=Auto
RTM_NEWLINK: operstate=0 ifi_flags=0x1003 ([UP])
RTM_NEWLINK, IFLA_IFNAME: Interface 'wlan1' added
Wireless event: cmd=0x8b06 len=8
RTM_NEWLINK: operstate=0 ifi_flags=0x1003 ([UP])
RTM_NEWLINK, IFLA_IFNAME: Interface 'wlan1' added
Wireless event: cmd=0x8b04 len=12
RTM_NEWLINK: operstate=0 ifi_flags=0x1003 ([UP])
RTM_NEWLINK, IFLA_IFNAME: Interface 'wlan1' added
Wireless event: cmd=0x8b19 len=8
Received 318 bytes of scan results (1 BSSes)
New scan results available
Selecting BSS from priority group 0
Try to find WPA-enabled AP
0: 00:16:01:a1:8a:7a ssid='BUFFALO' wpa_ie_len=22 rsn_ie_len=0 caps=0x11
   selected based on WPA IE
   selected WPA AP 00:16:01:a1:8a:7a ssid='BUFFALO'
Already associated with the selected AP.
EAPOL: disable timer tick
Authentication with 00:16:01:a1:8a:7a timed out.
Added BSSID 00:16:01:a1:8a:7a into blacklist
No keys have been configured - skip key clearing
State: ASSOCIATING -> DISCONNECTED
wpa_driver_wext_set_operstate: operstate 0->0 (DORMANT)
WEXT: Operstate: linkmode=-1, operstate=5
EAPOL: External notification - portEnabled=0
EAPOL: External notification - portValid=0
EAPOL: External notification - EAP success=0
Setting scan request: 0 sec 0 usec
State: DISCONNECTED -> SCANNING
Starting AP scan (broadcast SSID)
Scan requested (ret=0) - scan timeout 30 seconds
RTM_NEWLINK: operstate=0 ifi_flags=0x1003 ([UP])
RTM_NEWLINK, IFLA_IFNAME: Interface 'wlan1' added
Wireless event: cmd=0x8b19 len=8
Received 324 bytes of scan results (1 BSSes)
New scan results available
Selecting BSS from priority group 0
Try to find WPA-enabled AP
0: 00:16:01:a1:8a:7a ssid='BUFFALO' wpa_ie_len=22 rsn_ie_len=0 caps=0x11
   selected based on WPA IE
   selected WPA AP 00:16:01:a1:8a:7a ssid='BUFFALO'
Trying to associate with 00:16:01:a1:8a:7a (SSID='BUFFALO' freq=2427 MHz)
Cancelling scan request
WPA: clearing own WPA/RSN IE
Automatic auth_alg selection: 0x1
WPA: using IEEE 802.11i/D3.0
WPA: Selected cipher suites: group 8 pairwise 8 key_mgmt 2 proto 1
WPA: set AP WPA IE - hexdump(len=24): dd 16 00 50 f2 01 01 00 00 50 f2 02 01 00 00 50 f2 02 01 00 00 50 f2 02
WPA: clearing AP RSN IE
WPA: using GTK TKIP
WPA: using PTK TKIP
WPA: using KEY_MGMT WPA-PSK
WPA: Set own WPA IE default - hexdump(len=24): dd 16 00 50 f2 01 01 00 00 50 f2 02 01 00 00 50 f2 02 01 00 00 50 f2 02
No keys have been configured - skip key clearing
wpa_driver_wext_set_drop_unencrypted
State: SCANNING -> ASSOCIATING
wpa_driver_wext_set_operstate: operstate 0->0 (DORMANT)
WEXT: Operstate: linkmode=-1, operstate=5
wpa_driver_wext_associate
wpa_driver_wext_set_psk
Setting authentication timeout: 10 sec 0 usec
EAPOL: External notification - EAP success=0
EAPOL: External notification - EAP fail=0
EAPOL: External notification - portControl=Auto
RTM_NEWLINK: operstate=0 ifi_flags=0x1003 ([UP])
RTM_NEWLINK, IFLA_IFNAME: Interface 'wlan1' added
Wireless event: cmd=0x8b06 len=8
RTM_NEWLINK: operstate=0 ifi_flags=0x1003 ([UP])
RTM_NEWLINK, IFLA_IFNAME: Interface 'wlan1' added
Wireless event: cmd=0x8b04 len=12
Authentication with 00:16:01:a1:8a:7a timed out.
BSSID 00:16:01:a1:8a:7a blacklist count incremented to 2
No keys have been configured - skip key clearing
State: ASSOCIATING -> DISCONNECTED
wpa_driver_wext_set_operstate: operstate 0->0 (DORMANT)
WEXT: Operstate: linkmode=-1, operstate=5
EAPOL: External notification - portEnabled=0
EAPOL: External notification - portValid=0
EAPOL: External notification - EAP success=0
Setting scan request: 0 sec 0 usec
State: DISCONNECTED -> SCANNING
Starting AP scan (specific SSID)
Scan SSID - hexdump_ascii(len=7):
     42 55 46 46 41 4c 4f                              BUFFALO         
Scan requested (ret=0) - scan timeout 30 seconds
CTRL-EVENT-TERMINATING - signal 2 received
Removing interface wlan1
No keys have been configured - skip key clearing
State: SCANNING -> DISCONNECTED
wpa_driver_wext_set_operstate: operstate 0->0 (DORMANT)
WEXT: Operstate: linkmode=-1, operstate=5
EAPOL: External notification - portEnabled=0
EAPOL: External notification - portValid=0
EAPOL: External notification - EAP success=0
wpa_driver_wext_set_wpa
wpa_driver_wext_set_drop_unencrypted
wpa_driver_wext_set_countermeasures
No keys have been configured - skip key clearing
Removed BSSID 00:16:01:a1:8a:7a from blacklist (clear)
Cancelling scan request
Cancelling authentication timeout
WEXT: Operstate: linkmode=0, operstate=6
And it carries on like that until I kill it.

Anyone got any ideas? I'm pretty stumped. Neither wicd, network-manager-gnome or knetmanager will work, they all fail at the 'authenticating' stage, even though I know the key is correct.

Thanks in advance
Joe
 
Old 04-11-2011, 07:56 AM   #2
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Same problem with the rt2500, it's just sat there, refusing to connect, going herp-de-derp.
 
Old 04-14-2011, 09:14 AM   #3
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Reinstalled for unrelated reasons and it all works. How strange.
 
  


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