Comment 50 for bug 259157

uuklanger (uuklanger) wrote :

I was pointed to this issue from #273336.

In a nutshell, my wireless does not work on close start-up or event after many attempts. I have only tried this using NetworkManager.

The same issue is on two laptops. A T30 and a T41 Thinkpad. Both are using D-Link DWL-G650 PCMCIA wireless cards.

[ 29.296607] wifi0: Atheros 5212: mem=0xd4000000, irq=11

The T30 (mine) was upgraded using the network upgrade from 8.04 to 8.10. When using 8.04, Network Manager worked perfectly. No issues. The issue started after upgrading to 8.10.
The T41 was built using a clean install of 8.10.

Both are up-to-date as far as updates go. On both systems, the behavior is as follows.

1) cold boot computer
2) login as user from main login screen
3) Network Manager fires up automatically
    a) blue swirl spinner spins
    b) bottom dot lights up green
    c) top dot does not light up
    d) 15-20 seconds pass
    e) Dialog box opens asking for my WPA password for my selected network.
        i) Password is already pre-filled (in HEX I think)
        ii) there is a cancel and "Connect" button
    f) If I click "Connect"
        i) a-b happens again
        ii) this time the connection (usually) comes up and I get the blue bars.
4) If I logout and then back in my connection comes up
5) if I reboot, the behavior described in #3 repeats.

My Access point is a Linksys using WPA2 Personal.

In my /var/log/wpa_supplicant.log, I see the following messages...

-- SNIP --
Authentication with 00:13:10:11:50:xx timed out.
Trying to associate with SSID 'linksys'
CTRL-EVENT-DISCONNECTED - Disconnect event - remove keys
Associated with 00:13:10:11:50:xx
WPA: Unsupported CCMP Group Cipher key length 32 (32).
RSN: Failed to configure GTK
Authentication with 00:13:10:11:50:xx timed out.
Trying to associate with SSID 'linksys'
CTRL-EVENT-DISCONNECTED - Disconnect event - remove keys
CTRL-EVENT-SCAN-RESULTS
CTRL-EVENT-SCAN-RESULTS
Trying to associate with 00:13:10:11:50:xx (SSID='linksys' freq=2422 MHz)
Associated with 00:13:10:11:50:xx
WPA: Key negotiation completed with 00:13:10:11:50:xx [PTK=CCMP GTK=TKIP]
CTRL-EVENT-CONNECTED - Connection to 00:13:10:11:50:xx completed (auth) [id=0 id_str=]
CTRL-EVENT-SCAN-RESULTS
-- SNIP --

I changed the name of my accesspoint and the last part of the MAC address. Beyond that it is a cut-paste. The first attempt was during my first login after cold bootup. The second attempt succeeded after I clicked on the "Connect" button on the dialog (see steps above).

Does the information above match with the target for a maintenance intrepid release?