Unable to connect to WPA2 encrypted network with atheros card

Bug #294095 reported by Tomas 'tt' Krag on 2008-11-05
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network-manager (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: network-manager

After upgrading to Intrepid Network-Manager can no longer reliably connect to WPA2 encrypted networks.

I've installed test packages from the network-manager PPA, but that doesn't seem to change anything. This may well be a duplicate of Bug #292054, but since i'm unsure i've filed a separate bug here.

I've attached output from syslog, daemon.log and wpa_supplicant.log

The process i went through while logging was:

tkrag@tkragX40:~$ sudo killall NetworkManager

tkrag@tkragX40:~$ sudo rmmod ath_pci

tkrag@tkragX40:~$ sudo modprobe ath_pci

tkrag@tkragX40:~$ sudo NetworkManager

Then NM auto-connected to my WEP encrypted network "vbg145b_st", after which i clicked the nm-applet, chose the WPA2 encrypted network "TTsPlace" entered the password at the prompt, and waited about 1 minute while it tried to connect. It then showed me the password prompt again, i entered the same password and tried again. After another minute or so it failed and reconnected to the vbg145b_St network.

This behaviour was the same before i upgraded to the PPA packages.

BEcause it was mentioned in the other bug (#292054), it may be worth mentioning here. The access point is a WAP2 encrypted Fon Fonera. And i've also tried connecting to a WAP2 encrypted Accton access point from open-mesh.com which is the same hardware as the Fon AP but different firmware.

Hardware Info:
Thinkpad x40 with atheros wireless card.

tkrag@tkragX40:~$ lspci

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82852/82855 GM/GME/PM/GMV Processor to I/O Controller (rev 02)

00:00.1 System peripheral: Intel Corporation 82852/82855 GM/GME/PM/GMV Processor to I/O Controller (rev 02)

00:00.3 System peripheral: Intel Corporation 82852/82855 GM/GME/PM/GMV Processor to I/O Controller (rev 02)

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device (rev 02)

00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device (rev 02)

00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 01)

00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 01)

00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 01)

00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01)

00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 81)

00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 01)

00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) IDE Controller (rev 01)

00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) SMBus Controller (rev 01)

00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 01)

00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 01)

02:00.0 CardBus bridge: Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c476 II (rev 8d)

02:00.1 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 13)

02:01.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82541GI Gigabit Ethernet Controller

02:02.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR5212 802.11abg NIC (rev 01)

tkrag@tkragX40:~$ sodo apt-cache policy network-manager

network-manager:

  Installed: 0.7~~svn20081018t105859-0ubuntu2~nm4

  Candidate: 0.7~~svn20081018t105859-0ubuntu2~nm4

  Version table:

 *** 0.7~~svn20081018t105859-0ubuntu2~nm4 0

        500 http://ppa.launchpad.net intrepid/main Packages

        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

     0.7~~svn20081018t105859-0ubuntu1 0

        500 http://uk.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid/main Packages

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.10
InterestingModules: ath_hal
NonfreeKernelModules: ath_hal
Package: network-manager 0.7~~svn20081018t105859-0ubuntu2~nm4
ProcEnviron:
 SHELL=/bin/bash
 PATH=/home/username/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games
 LANG=en_DK.UTF-8
SourcePackage: network-manager
Uname: Linux 2.6.27-7-generic i686
UnreportableReason: This is not a genuine Ubuntu package

Tomas 'tt' Krag (tt) wrote :
Tomas 'tt' Krag (tt) wrote :
Tomas 'tt' Krag (tt) wrote :
Alexander Sack (asac) wrote :

atheros drivers have a few issues ... the main is bug 259157 ... please read that and follow up there.

Changed in network-manager:
status: New → Triaged
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