Bug 829719 - update to kernel 3.4 broke wifi (iwlwifi)
update to kernel 3.4 broke wifi (iwlwifi)
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Stanislaw Gruszka
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-06-07 08:13 EDT by Jarkko Torvinen
Modified: 2012-11-27 10:54 EST (History)
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Description Jarkko Torvinen 2012-06-07 08:13:42 EDT
Description of problem:
update to kernel 3.4.0-1.fc17.x86_64 broke wifi connection, when rebooting with previous version 3.3.7 works again

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot with kernel 3.4.0
2. try to connect wireless network
Actual results:
wlan0: authenticate with
wlan0: send auth to
wlan0: authenticated
wlan0: waiting for beacon from 
iwlwifi 0000:01:00.0: ACTIVATE a non DRIVER active station id 0 addr

Expected results:
successful connection

Additional info:
only tested with network WPA2/PSK
Comment 1 Jarkko Torvinen 2012-06-08 00:41:03 EDT
Hmm, this is propably not a bug. I could connect on another location, and also in original location after rebooting all the network equipment. Weird that before reseting network devices, I could not connect to either of the two wlan access points with 3.4.0, but rebooting to 3.3.7 worked.

So closing this as it seems the problem was in some other network device..
Comment 2 Ian Weller 2012-08-22 12:09:14 EDT
I'm experiencing this problem on a WPA2 Enterprise network using PEAP. This appears new since 3.4.0. I'm not experiencing this problem this on WPA2 Personal networks.

I'm getting this in dmesg:

[  754.874899] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: ACTIVATE a non DRIVER active station id 0 addr 88:f0:77:f2:99:c1
Comment 3 Stanislaw Gruszka 2012-11-16 05:57:41 EST
Is this still a problem on 3.6.5 or later ?

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