Problems connecting with wpa_supplicant
dcbw at redhat.com
Thu Nov 5 13:11:47 PST 2015
On Thu, 2015-11-05 at 21:50 +0100, Jo wrote:
> Thanks for the quick answer.
> I don't think the AP is the problem because if I load the live with the
> same AP configuration it works
> The firmware loaded is the same in both cases as showed by the dmesg |
> grep firmware.
> lspci shows that I've got a Realtek RTL8191SEvB, which I guess is the
> kernel module
> Realtek RTL8192SE/RTL8191SE PCIe Wireless Network Adapter
> I tried loading all the family realtek as modules but it didn't fix it.
> But if wpa_supplicant does perform some activities with the card such as
> scanning, doesn't that mean that the correct kernel modules of the card
> are active?
Yes. But it doesn't mean that the driver for your card or the kernel's
802.11 stack are bug-free. It's likely that the Gentoo Live thing and
the just-installed (and updated) OS have different kernel versions (and
thus different driver versions). You could try downgrading your kernel
to the same version that is on the Live thing.
> On 11/05/2015 09:42 PM, Dan Williams wrote:
> > 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?
> > Dan
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