Bug 537650 - wpa via NM keeps connecting and disconnecting
wpa via NM keeps connecting and disconnecting
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: wpa_supplicant (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Dan Williams
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-11-15 08:30 EST by Radek Vokal
Modified: 2010-12-03 22:18 EST (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2010-12-03 22:18:53 EST
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/var/log/messages (12.47 KB, text/plain)
2009-11-15 08:30 EST, Radek Vokal
no flags Details
dmesg | grep wlan 0 (2.19 KB, text/plain)
2009-11-16 02:52 EST, Radek Vokal
no flags Details

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Description Radek Vokal 2009-11-15 08:30:49 EST
Created attachment 369586 [details]

Description of problem:
NM keeps connecting and disconnecting to wifi network using WPA. The password is correctly set, NM connects to wireless network, the connection is established, ping works. After few seconds the it disconnects and asks again for wpa password, connects again and again disconnects. 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Connect to wiki network using WPA
2. Observe connection being established
3. Observe connection being disconnected
Actual results:
No wifi

Expected results:
Stable connection

Additional info:
Attached is log with one connect/disconnect round
Comment 1 Dan Williams 2009-11-16 01:59:49 EST
Can you grab 'dmesg' output too so we can see what the kernel driver is saying?  Should be a lot of stuff like:

wlan0: authenticate with AP 00:12:17:ca:d9:28
wlan0: authenticated
wlan0: associate with AP 00:12:17:ca:d9:28
wlan0: RX AssocResp from 00:12:17:ca:d9:28 (capab=0x411 status=0 aid=7)
wlan0: associated

etc, though yours will likely say more about why the card is dropping the connection.
Comment 2 Radek Vokal 2009-11-16 02:52:28 EST
Created attachment 369654 [details]
dmesg | grep wlan 0

You're right, there's some mess with my AP.

BTW it worked perfectly with F-11, the box is updated to F-12.
Comment 3 Dan Williams 2009-11-17 03:44:06 EST
Yeah, you AP seems screwed now.

12 = "Association denied due to reason outside the scope of this standard"

(where "this standard" == 802.11)

does rebooting the AP help?  Sometimes they need that.
Comment 4 Radek Vokal 2009-11-17 05:25:54 EST
Hmm, so rebooting the AP doesn't help. Right now I have two laptops with same behaviour. On both, Fedora 11 works fine, one is updated to F12 (Lenovo R60) and I've tried F12 Live on Dell D620 where the result is pretty much the same thing. It's really weird that this works with F11 and the Dell laptop keeps connection forever ..
Comment 5 Dan Williams 2009-11-17 14:55:35 EST
Ok, so if F11 consistently works but F12 does not, that points to a kernel driver/stack problem I think.  Are you familiar with wpa_supplicant's config file and would you be willing to try a manual supplicant connection to isolate the issue?
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