madwifi + wpasupplicant + network-manager = broken

Bug #145465 reported by Christian Holtje on 2007-09-27
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Bug Description

I'm using gusty.

I have no idea where to file this because there are already a million bugs on this problem and the fact that there are 3+ packages that the problem can be part of means the bugs never get fixed.

I cannot log into WPA WAPs at all. This was broken with the latest updates.

Attached is my daemon.log. When it connects at the end, it is connecting to an unsecured WAP, which is not where I'm trying to connect to. I'm trying to connect to the WPA wap.

wpasupplicant: 0.6.0+0.5.8-0ubuntu1
network-manager: 0.6.5-0ubuntu14


Christian Holtje (docwhat) wrote :
Basilio Kublik (sourcercito) wrote :

I couldn't reproduce this bug, I'm using gutsy with all packages up to date, madwifi and wpasupplicant, and works with WPA-PSK and WPA Enterprise, have some issues but it does connect.

wpasupplicant 0.6.0+0.5.8-0ubuntu1
network-manager 0.6.5-0ubuntu14
network-manager-gnome 0.6.5-0ubuntu9

do you have access to any other WPA encrypted network to try if it works there?.

also you could try to establish a manual connection to the WPA AP, without network-manager interfering, that way we can identify the culprit, there are some instructions you may find useful to do this at .

Christian Holtje (docwhat) wrote :

I can't think of any other WPA APs around here. They are all open in one flavor or another. My AP is an Apple uhm... express? It's the size of a power brick (aka wall wart). Very small.

I tried the instructions and it just repeats:
Trying to associate with 00:14:51:XX:XX:XX (SSID='a network' freq=2412 MHz)
Authentication with 00:00:00:00:00:00 timed out.

Here is the output of "iwlist scan" for my WAP:
          Cell 06 - Address: 00:14:51:XX:XX:XX
                    ESSID:"a network"
                    Frequency:2.412 GHz (Channel 1)
                    Quality=35/70 Signal level=-60 dBm Noise level=-95 dBm
                    Encryption key:on
                    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s
                              9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
                              48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                    IE: IEEE 802.11i/WPA2 Version 1
                        Group Cipher : WEP-40
                        Pairwise Ciphers (2) : TKIP WEP-40
                        Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
                    IE: WPA Version 1
                        Group Cipher : WEP-40
                        Pairwise Ciphers (1) : WEP-40
                        Authentication Suites (1) : PSK

Here is my wpa_supplicant.conf file:
        ssid="a network"
        pairwise=CCMP TKIP
        group=CCMP TKIP

Christian Holtje (docwhat) wrote :

I'm embarrassed to say that this was due to the AP acting up. I didn't think that was the case since my wife usually kvetches about it before I find out. :-(

Thank you very much for letting me waste your time. Sorry. :-/


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