Authentication timeouts on some connections

Bug #1284873 reported by Jacob Fox on 2014-02-25
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Bug Description

Ubuntu 13.10 x64
Versions affected so far 1.116 - 1.116.2

With version 1.116.2 I cannot connect to a specific wireless network. The network uses WPA2 Personal authentication. Note that this does not happen on all networks of this configuration. The network will allow me to connect once with a given MAC address and then not again.

The same machine will authenticate just fine when booted into windows with the same mac address.

Using network-manager to spoof the address will work once for that MAC address. When I downgraded from 1.116.2 to 1.116, the hardware mac address again worked once, then not again.

lspci -vv -nn

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03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Intel Corporation Centrino Advanced-N 6235 [8086:088e] (rev 24)
 Subsystem: Intel Corporation Centrino Advanced-N 6235 AGN [8086:4060]
 Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx+
 Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
 Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
 Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 45
 Region 0: Memory at f7900000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8K]
 Capabilities: [c8] Power Management version 3
  Flags: PMEClk- DSI+ D1- D2- AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0+,D1-,D2-,D3hot+,D3cold+)
  Status: D0 NoSoftRst- PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-
 Capabilities: [d0] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
  Address: 00000000fee0800c Data: 41d1
 Capabilities: [e0] Express (v1) Endpoint, MSI 00
  DevCap: MaxPayload 128 bytes, PhantFunc 0, Latency L0s <512ns, L1 unlimited
   ExtTag- AttnBtn- AttnInd- PwrInd- RBE+ FLReset+
  DevCtl: Report errors: Correctable- Non-Fatal- Fatal- Unsupported-
   RlxdOrd+ ExtTag- PhantFunc- AuxPwr- NoSnoop+ FLReset-
   MaxPayload 128 bytes, MaxReadReq 128 bytes
  DevSta: CorrErr+ UncorrErr- FatalErr- UnsuppReq+ AuxPwr+ TransPend-
  LnkCap: Port #0, Speed 2.5GT/s, Width x1, ASPM L0s L1, Latency L0 <4us, L1 <32us
   ClockPM+ Surprise- LLActRep- BwNot-
  LnkCtl: ASPM Disabled; RCB 64 bytes Disabled- Retrain- CommClk+
   ExtSynch- ClockPM- AutWidDis- BWInt- AutBWInt-
  LnkSta: Speed 2.5GT/s, Width x1, TrErr- Train- SlotClk+ DLActive- BWMgmt- ABWMgmt-
 Capabilities: [100 v1] Advanced Error Reporting
  UESta: DLP- SDES- TLP- FCP- CmpltTO- CmpltAbrt- UnxCmplt- RxOF- MalfTLP- ECRC- UnsupReq- ACSViol-
  UEMsk: DLP- SDES- TLP- FCP- CmpltTO- CmpltAbrt- UnxCmplt- RxOF- MalfTLP- ECRC- UnsupReq- ACSViol-
  UESvrt: DLP+ SDES- TLP- FCP+ CmpltTO- CmpltAbrt- UnxCmplt- RxOF+ MalfTLP+ ECRC- UnsupReq- ACSViol-
  CESta: RxErr- BadTLP- BadDLLP- Rollover- Timeout- NonFatalErr+
  CEMsk: RxErr- BadTLP- BadDLLP- Rollover- Timeout- NonFatalErr+
  AERCap: First Error Pointer: 00, GenCap- CGenEn- ChkCap- ChkEn-
 Capabilities: [140 v1] Device Serial Number c8-f7-33-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx
 Kernel driver in use: iwlwifi
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dmesg

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[ 2284.810477] wlan0: authenticate with 00:13:a6:xx:xx:xx
[ 2284.814979] wlan0: direct probe to 00:13:a6:xx:xx:xx (try 1/3)
[ 2285.015817] wlan0: direct probe to 00:13:a6:xx:xx:xx (try 2/3)
[ 2285.216745] wlan0: direct probe to 00:13:a6:xx:xx:xx (try 3/3)
[ 2285.417606] wlan0: authentication with 00:13:a6:xx:xx:xx timed out
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other times I saw

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[ 1861.435123] wlan0: authenticate with 00:13:a6:xx:xx:xx
[ 1861.437704] wlan0: send auth to 00:13:a6:xx:xx:xx (try 1/3)
[ 1861.439038] wlan0: authenticated
[ 1861.440004] wlan0: associate with 00:13:a6:xx:xx:xx (try 1/3)
[ 1861.447702] wlan0: RX AssocResp from 00:13:a6:xx:xx:xx (capab=0x411 status=0 aid=22)
[ 1861.455372] wlan0: associated
[ 1861.455420] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): wlan0: link becomes ready
[ 1864.024598] wlan0: deauthenticated from 00:13:a6:xx:xx:xx (Reason: 15)
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Jacob Fox (jacob-thefox) on 2014-02-25
tags: added: amd64
Jacob Fox (jacob-thefox) on 2014-02-25
description: updated
summary: - Version 1.116.2 causes authentication timeouts on some connections
+ Authentication timeouts on some connections
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