Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 496505
ath9k can not connect to hidden networks
Last modified: 2009-06-01 14:53:45 EDT
Description of problem:
When trying to connect my MacBook 2.1 to a hidden wireless wpa2 secured linksys wpa54g network this will not work.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Latest rawhide kernel 2.6.29-68.fc11.i586
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Setup your WPA54G using WPA2 with hidden BSSID
2. Use a rawhide kernel
3. Use NM to setup the network
Connection can not be established
Secure connection to the AP
This problem did not occur on the previous kernel.
The connection can be established when using the same encryption but no hidden bssid.
Created attachment 340251 [details]
Do you happen to have access to any other hardware that uses mac80211-based drivers? If so, could you try using those to access the hidden SSID network?
Could you try a wireless-testing kernel (with ath9k) as well?
Does that work any better than the rawhide kernel?
Currently I can not test it with a different hardware. I'll try to get the test with the different kernel done ...
I'm experiencing same kind of problem on Ubuntu 9.04 2.6.28-11-generic
Network controller (lspci -v): Atheros Communications Inc. AR928X Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01) Subsystem: Device 1a3b:1067, module = ath9k
On Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid (2.6.24-21-generic) it worked fine on same AP (with same settings)
I have similar issues with my laptop using the ath9k wireless card with Fedora 10. It would connect sporadically and fail to connect quite often after a cold boot. Restarting NetworkManager didn't help most of the time.
In a RedHat class last week we removed the ath9k module with the modprobe -r ath9k command and reloaded it afterwards with modprobe ath9k and then it would connect just fine.
Thought I would add to this report in case this info helps at all.
Please report back on how it went with wireless-testing or compat-wireless:
My problem was resolved after moving to Fedora 11 pre-release.
Thanks, please close the bug report.