Bug 1480782 - Wifi hotspot not able to authenticate and complete handshake [NEEDINFO]
Wifi hotspot not able to authenticate and complete handshake
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: wpa_supplicant (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Lubomir Rintel
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2017-08-11 17:04 EDT by brumple.p
Modified: 2018-05-29 08:53 EDT (History)
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bgalvani: needinfo? (brumple.p)

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Description brumple.p 2017-08-11 17:04:41 EDT
Description of problem: I recently wanted to set up a hotspot on my laptop, which I had successfully done a while back. I have upgraded to Fedora 26 a couple weeks back. I am able to start the hotspot using NetworkManager but I cannot complete the connection to it using Android or Windows. I tried to investigate some things and it seems like this bug is in wpa_supplicant. 

I am able to create and connect a hotspot using Fedora 25 live using the same hardware.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): wpa_supplicant-2.6-8.fc26.rpm

How reproducible: Using NetworkManager

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Choose the Wifi device
2. Click Use as Hotspot
3. Try to connect to the Hotspot with another device

Actual results: Connection cannot be authenticated and is dropped

Expected results: Connection should be successfully authenticated and usable

Additional info: Seems like a regression from Fedora 25
Comment 1 Beniamino Galvani 2017-08-28 10:55:56 EDT
Hi, can you please provide logs of the connection? To capture them:

 # add '-dd' to OTHER_ARGS in /etc/sysconfig/wpa_supplicant, then
 systemctl restart wpa_supplicant
 nmcli general logging level TRACE
 # enable the hotspot and attempt to connect, then
 journalctl -u NetworkManager -u wpa_supplicant --since "2 minutes ago"

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