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Old 08-04-2015, 01:16 PM   #1
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Not autoconnecting to AT&T Uverse router

I was using a wireless netgear router in my house with my previous ISP. I would login as root, and run wpa_supplicant:
wpa_supplicant -Dwext -iwland0 -c /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf -B

I would then log into my regular user account, run xwindowx, and check WPA_GUI: it had already found my wireless network and connected. I then went back to root, and ran dhclient to get an IP address:
dhclient wlan0

This would get me an IP address and I would be good to go.

Last week, AT&T came out and put me on their considerably faster (from what I was used to) network. I've had no problem connecting anything to the wireless network.

However: my Linux laptop refuses to autoconnect as before. I run wpa_supplicant from root, but when I log into my regular account, start xwindows and run WPA_GUI, it's not listing my connection to my home network; instead it says:
Status: Scanning
Last message: WPS-AP-AVAILABLE

When I check WPA_GUI event log, I see a bunch of this:
CTRL-EVENT-BSS-REMOVED (mac address listed)
CTRL-EVENT-BSS-ADDED (mac address listed)

I can see my network listed under the Manage Networks tab, and the key is typed in the appropriate space still. I can't from that screen see any method of making it 'connect' to the my listed network. Instead, I'm forced to go to Current Status tab, Scan, d-click on my network, which brings up my network, without a security key, and I have to manually type in the key all over again. Then it connects.

Under Manage Networks, I now have 2 copies of my same network with the same key.

Can't figure out what the problem is.
Old 08-04-2015, 01:24 PM   #2
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Oh, forgot: using Slackware Linux.
Old 11-18-2015, 04:53 PM   #3
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Figured it out; I had the pw for the old router in the pw file, and since it was the wrong pw, it kept asking for the new correct one.

Working fine now after putting in the new correct one in the file.


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