Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 964691
unable to make WiFi connection to Huawei E587 (T-Mobile Sonic 4G) mobile hotspot
Last modified: 2013-07-12 18:01:27 EDT
Description of problem:
With the replacement of kernel-3.8.11-200.fc18.x86_64 by kernel-3.9.2-200.fc18.x86_64, 64-bit Fedora 18 running on a Dell Mini 1012 (Atom N450 CPU, Dell Wireless 1397 802.11g Half mini-card) is unable to make a proper connection to a Huawei E587 (T-Mobile Sonic 4G) mobile hotspot.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot-up mobile hotspot
2. Attempt connection
Multiple failed attempts to make connection.
Stable connection in a matter of a few seconds.
Leave installed or reinstall kernel-3.8.11-200.fc18.x86_64, and boot to that.
I do not find this problem when using the Dell Mini 1012 to connect to other WiFi networks; I do not find this problem when using a Dell Inspiron 9300 to make an IEEE 802.11g connect to the Huawei E587.
I should have explicitly noted that the Inspiron 9300 is a 32-bit machine, running a 32-bit version of the kernel accordingly.
I experienced the same problems with a Dell Latitude 5410 (lspci says: Intel Corporation Centrino Advanced-N 6200 (rev 35)) when trying to connect to an unspectacular Sitecom wireless router: no connection is made.
The following kernels are affected:
kernel-PAE-3.8.13-100.fc17.i686 (from fedora-testing)
Kernel 3.8.11-100.fc17.i686 works fine, though.
Also, my Acer Aspire One D270 (lspci says: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller (rev 01)) works perfectly with 3.8.12-100.fc17.i686.
Thanks a lot.
Good news, everyone. The latest kernel (3.9.3-100.fc17.i686.PAE from fedora-testing) solved the problem on my computer.
The problem as originally reported continues with kernel-3.9.4-200.fc18.x86_64.
Okay, well, where does one find the specific source code relevant to this problem?
The problem as originally reported continues with kernel-3.9.5-201.fc18.x86_64.
I reïterate my request for the specific location of the relevant source code.
I also have the same problem running kernel-3.9.6-200.fc18.x86_64.
I presume it is related to https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=58881
as I get the same "wlan0: HT AP is missing WMM params or HT capability/operation in AssocResp" output from dmesg
The problem as originally reported continues for me with kernel-3.9.6-200.fc18.x86_64 (in keeping with Mr Hamilton's experience).
The fix highlighted in the kernel.org bug was included in 3.9.9. Do you still have issues with the 3.9.9-201.fc18 kernel in stable updates?
Updating to kernel 3.9.9-201.fc18 has fixed the issue on my system. Thanks.
Bug appears to be fixed on my device. ('Twould have been nice to give original reporter 24 hours to check before closing.)