Problems connecting with wpa_supplicant

Dan Williams dcbw at
Thu Nov 5 12:42:06 PST 2015

On Thu, 2015-11-05 at 20:33 +0100, Jo wrote:
> Hi all, I've been trying to access my wifi net with wpa_supplicant in
> two cases with the same .conf file.
> 	1. With the gentoo live --> It works (wpa.good.log)
> 	2. With my just-installed gentoo machine --> It fails (wpa.bad.log)
> In those logs there is also the information of lspci, dmesg | grep
> firmware and lsmod of both cases.
> The lines that seems to notify the error in the bad log are the following:
> nl80211: Drv Event 37 (NL80211_CMD_AUTHENTICATE) received for wlp8s0
> nl80211: MLME event 37; timeout with e4:c1:46:f3:a5:52
> wlp8s0: Event AUTH_TIMED_OUT (14) received
> wlp8s0: SME: Authentication timed out

It means that either the AP didn't reply to your request, or the card
didn't hear the APs request.  This can be either AP or kernel driver
problems.  If you try with a different device/driver combo, do oyu stil
get the same errors?


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