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Old 04-28-2017, 09:26 AM   #1
littlebigman
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Question [wifi] Alternative to wpa_supplicant?


Hello

Turns out wpa_supplicant doesn't work well with the Qualcomm Atheros AR9285 chip: Although NetworkManager can list APs and connect to open APs, it fails connecting to a WPA-protected AP.

Is there an alternative to wpa_supplicant that I could use? FWIW, I use Linux Mint.

Thank you.
 
Old 04-28-2017, 12:36 PM   #2
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Hi littlebigman,

wpa_supplicant is used for any wireless connection requiring WPA encryption, regardless of the underlying hardware. I personally know of no other component used in linux to that end.

I assume you have checked the configuration you are using to try to connect to the WPA-enabled AP ? The proper (E)SSID/PSK/KEY/TKIP/CCMP/AES/MSCHAP, etc. options ? I use netctl instead of Network Manager, but this stuff applies in any case, just maybe in a different way.

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Old 04-28-2017, 12:41 PM   #3
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A quick search led to the following link with several suggestions, have a look and don't hesitate to google this issue.

https://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&rct=j...DvGxWyAO_J6dTg

Cheers.
 
Old 07-09-2017, 02:34 PM   #4
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Thanks. I got tired of fighting with the software, and simply installed Windows 7, where everything just worked. I'd rather use Linux, though.
 
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Thanks. I got tired of fighting with the software, and simply installed Windows 7, where everything just worked. I'd rather use Linux, though.
No problem - glad you found an acceptable solution with Windows. Feel free to pop back should you feel inclined to try linux again. Atheros-based wireless is well-supported.

Cheers !
 
Old 07-09-2017, 06:13 PM   #6
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Just out of curiosity, what is the command you entered when you attempted to connect to the network?
 
  


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