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Old 04-25-2016, 06:40 AM   #1
kiebitz
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Question can not connect laptop to Fritzbox wlan


Hello
I have installed 4mLinux on an older laptop, now trying to connect to WLAN/internet.
Sorry about the long post, I tried to cramp all possible info inside

I tried to follow this guide:
http://4mlinux.blogspot.de/2013/01/w...n-4mlinux.html

I start WiFiScan, it opens a scan.log
Listed is also the WLAN that I wish to connect to - nice.

At this step of using NetConfig:

appeared the first problem.

The name of my wlan is "FRITZ!Box 7362 SL"
(same as the modelname of the physical router thing)
Entering FRITZ!Box 7362 SL results in:
Code:
ash: 7362: unknown operand
sed: unmatched '/'
That does not look good?

After that it gets a bit fuzzy in memory:

After trying that guide a few times, I selected "y" on advanced options.
wifi.conf opend and I entered the wlan details there.
Code:
ESSID="FRITZ!Box 7362 SL"
KEY="20xxxxxxxxxxx29"
I tried with and without "" quotes.
The network name and KEY I am 99.99% sure to have entered correctly. (tried many times, and my windows machine connects with same details)

Then I tried to click around in the WPA GUI and "Network Preferences."
At one point I also had in "Scan results" listed all the WLAN's in area, with signal-strength, frequency etc.
I tried to doubleclick my WLAN and entered KEY there.
The closest that I get to working wlan, was in WPA GUI under 'current status' tab it would show some informations. But only for one seconde, then it went empty again. (??)
I could see the MAC of my wlan-router and something about "handshake failed" and "auth failed."
(At this point I had not yet noticed the 'event log' button, so can not post that)

Situation now:
In WPA GUI it reads:
Status: "Could not get status from wpa_supplicant"
[Scan] of WPA GUI does nothing. (no reaction when clicked)

wifiscan command in terminal still opens a scan.log, with my WLAN in it, too.
I have no idea what to do now?

The laptop is:
Terra M 8400 (dualcore, originally windows xp)

The 4mlinux version displayed on desktop is:
4MLinux (Linux v.4.1.13-smp on i686)

The WLAN in scan.log:
Code:
wlan0     Scan completed :
          Cell 01 - Address: 34:MACMACMAC
                    Channel:1
                    Frequency:2.412 GHz (Channel 1)
                    Quality=31/70  Signal level=-79 dBm  
                    Encryption key:on
                    ESSID:"FRITZ!Box 7362 SL"
                    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s
                              9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
                    Bit Rates:24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                    Mode:Master
                    Extra:tsf=00000015677a884e
                    Extra: Last beacon: 84ms ago
                    IE: Unknown: 0011465249545A21426F78203733363220534C
                    IE: Unknown: 010882848B960C121824
                    IE: Unknown: 030101
                    IE: Unknown: 0706444520010D14
                    IE: Unknown: 2A0100
                    IE: Unknown: 32043048606C
                    IE: Unknown: 2D1AEF111BFFFFFF00000000000000000001000000000406E6470D00
                    IE: Unknown: 3D1601001700000000000000000000000000000000000000
                    IE: Unknown: 4A0E14000A002C01C800140005001900
                    IE: Unknown: 7F080100000000000040
                    IE: Unknown: DD180050F2020101000003A4000027A4000042435E0062322F00
                    IE: Unknown: DD0900037F01010000FF7F
                    IE: Unknown: DD0C00040E010102010000000000
                    IE: IEEE 802.11i/WPA2 Version 1
                        Group Cipher : CCMP
                        Pairwise Ciphers (1) : CCMP
                        Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
                    IE: Unknown: DD6F0050F204104A0001101044000102103B00010310470010989B9F6602F444CDB09D3481C429A4F81021000341564D1023000446426F78102400043030303010420004303030301054000800060050F20400011011000446426F78100800022388103C0001011049000600372A000120
 
Old 04-25-2016, 01:41 PM   #2
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Is it possible to connect directly to your FRITZ!Box via your Ethernet card ?
 
Old 04-25-2016, 02:07 PM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by zk1234 View Post
Is it possible to connect directly to your FRITZ!Box via your Ethernet card ?
I did not notice that you had the latest stable 4MLinux (Linux v.4.1.13-smp on i686), so I "cancel" the question above.
Have you tried the Network Configurator? This is the most user-friendly tool recommended by me in the blog post (guide) mentioned by you.

Last edited by zk1234; 04-25-2016 at 02:09 PM.
 
Old 04-25-2016, 06:11 PM   #4
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thanks for efforts.
I could not attempt yet to connect via cable (but will try that eventually too)

I tried the Network Configurator too:
As in the guide, it shows wlans in area.
I click my wlan, enter key. But then the "disconnected"-icon does not change, and my wlan is not written in bold (as in screenshot at guide)
On the Conky-info-area it sometimes says:
Code:
Netowkring (wlan0)
Up: 140B - Down 140B
(for one seconde, then it is 0B again)

Afterwards when I type "connect" into console it says:
Code:
connecting via the wlan0 interface:
udhcpc (v1.24.1) started
Sending discover...
Sending discover...
Sending discover...
(...)
No lease, failing
On mouse-over on the Network Configurator's icon it says:
wlan0: Not associated

I am confused about the various methodes to configure wlan:
1) Network Configurator 2) NetConfig 3) WPA GUI
Are those basically only different GUI for the same thing? Or can trying to use one methode mess up the rest?
 
Old 04-26-2016, 04:08 AM   #5
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I am not sure what is going on, but, in my opinion, the most important sentence is:
Quote:
I could see the MAC of my wlan-router and something about "handshake failed" and "auth failed."
The message may mean: I cannot log in ("auth failed") because security certificate cannot be verified ("handshake failed"). Perhaps your router is setup to use EAP (enterprise authentication) where additional certificates are needed.

4MLinux:
You can play with WPA GUI trying various settings.

Router:
Consider replacing enterprise settings with personal ones (unless your router works in The Pentagon :-)

Good luck !

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Old 05-03-2016, 05:49 PM   #6
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Hi again,

I made some experiments with my own router. I think you need additional kernel modules:
https://sourceforge.net/projects/lin.../16.0/drivers/

I guess that you need at least these two modules:
kernel/crypto/ccm.ko
kernel/crypto/ctr.ko

After installing the modules, you should execute (4MLinux specific) command "modules_depmod" in your terminal. Now you should be able to connect.

PS.
These two modules will be available out of the box in 4MLinux 18.0.

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Old 05-04-2016, 08:49 AM   #7
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hello
I am now online for first time with 4mlinux, however with cable connection In past days I tried with a different wlan router (vodafone easybox) which had the same problem.

Thanks for the links to the kernel modules, I will try if I can figure out how to install that
 
Old 05-04-2016, 10:01 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by zk1234 View Post
Hi again,

I made some experiments with my own router. I think you need additional kernel modules:
https://sourceforge.net/projects/lin.../16.0/drivers/

I guess that you need at least these two modules:
kernel/crypto/ccm.ko
kernel/crypto/ctr.ko

After installing the modules, you should execute (4MLinux specific) command "modules_depmod" in your terminal. Now you should be able to connect.

PS.
These two modules will be available out of the box in 4MLinux 18.0.

.
It worked! At least on the easybox router, will have to see about fritzbox router later. Thanks for the helpful replies

I downloaded this:
http://tenet.dl.sourceforge.net/proj....13-smp.tar.xz
since I could not figure out how to "install modules" just copied the whole "crypto" folder of the zip archive to computer, into folder /lib/modules/4.1.13-smp/kernel
Then did the modules_depmod in terminal and suddendly wlan worked when entering password.
 
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Old 05-04-2016, 10:13 AM   #9
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Thanks for helping me to improve 4MLinux :-)

 
  


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