Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 436876
Activation (ath0/wireless): association took too long, asking for new key
Last modified: 2008-10-20 10:56:49 EDT
Description of problem:
Cannot get connection to wifi networks with or without wpa. Networkmanagers
lists all networks. Then, I try to connect some of them. It asks for keyring
password. I insert it. It tries to connect, into /var/log/messages appears
"Activation (ath0/wireless): association took too long, asking for new key"
New key window appears. I insert the wpa key. I tries to connect and again same
I can get connection if I do "killall wpa_supplicant" in terminal and then
select wifi network from drop-down, but not always.
It happens with all our company standard setups - Macbook pro, latest fedora.
Cannot get connection with non-wpa networks either.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. see description of problem
I select wifi network and I get connection as fast as with mac of windows.
It started half year ago with some version update.
If you need some logs or debug info then ask.
Did you try the shiny new ath5k driver?
It does not support this chipset (AR5418). Livna has also old version of this
Open question as to if this is Madwifi's issue or Network manager.
I've seen this problem with madwifi where the mode is setup to either 802.11A or
Auto. I set the mode to B/G at startup and it eliminates this issue.
/sbin/iwpriv ath0 setmode 3
Also make sure that ath5k is blacklisted in modprobe. Maybe the livna rpms do
ath5k is blacklisted.
"/sbin/iwpriv ath0 mode 3" did the job. Thanks.
Not too much that can be done with madwifi, it's not upstream and not included in Fedora. ath9k in 2.6.27 supports the 5418 and uses the standard mac80211 stack.