Re: dlink dwa-556



On Tue, Dec 08, 2009 at 03:51:18PM -0500, Celejar wrote:
All I was able to do is assign an IP address with ifconfig and find
the router when scanning for stations. So apparently, the hardware is
working. But it doesn't seem to be possible to establish a connection.

Don't know if this is relevant here, but just to nitpick: it's ofter
the case that a wireless card is receiving correctly but not
transmitting. Successful assignation of an IP address means nothing
at all beyond that there's some driver present that thinks that it's
found some hardware it supports, and finding the router means that
it's receiving, but not necessarily transmitting.

It seems to mean that the card is "useable" in that it could be
configured since there is some driver present and apparently
working. If that wasn't the case, I'd have to get that far first.

a) output of 'iwlist wlan0 [or whatever it's called] scan'

yun:/home/lee# iwlist wlan0 scan
wlan0 Scan completed :
Cell 01 - Address: 00:23:08:17:73:A9
Channel:5
Frequency:2.432 GHz (Channel 5)
Quality=53/70 Signal level=-57 dBm
Encryption key:on
ESSID:"WLAN-177334"
Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s
18 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
Bit Rates:6 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s
Mode:Master
Extra:tsf=00000004e7d2a174
Extra: Last beacon: 480ms ago
IE: Unknown: 000B574C414E2D313737333334
IE: Unknown: 010882848B961224486C
IE: Unknown: 030105
IE: Unknown: 2A0104
IE: Unknown: 32040C183060
IE: Unknown: 2D1AEE1117FFFF0000010000000000000000000000000C0000000000
IE: Unknown: 3D1605070100000000000000000000000000000000000000
IE: Unknown: 3E0100
IE: IEEE 802.11i/WPA2 Version 1
Group Cipher : CCMP
Pairwise Ciphers (1) : CCMP
Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
IE: Unknown: DD180050F2020101000003A4000027A4000042435E0062322F00
IE: Unknown: 7F0101
IE: Unknown: DD8C0050F204104A00011010440001021041000100103B00010310470010000000000000000110000023081773A71021000B436F72706F726174696F6E1023000941525634353235505710240008312E30372E3030301042000A4A3833343033363030341054000800060050F204000110110014576972656C65737320526F757465722857464129100800020004
IE: Unknown: 0706444520010D10
IE: Unknown: DD1E00904C33EE1117FFFF0000010000000000000000000000000C0000000000
IE: Unknown: DD1A00904C3405070100000000000000000000000000000000000000

yun:/home/lee#


Hm, at least wicd seems to have set the ESSID and to have found a
cell.

b) output of syslog when you try to connect

Anything in particular I should be looking for? There are messages


Dec 8 17:33:58 yun dhclient: isc-dhclient-V3.1.3
Dec 8 17:33:58 yun dhclient: isc-dhclient-V3.1.3


... but I'm not using dhcp. And there's a bunch of messages from
"NetworkManager":


Dec 8 11:25:06 yun avahi-daemon[2655]: Network interface enumeration completed.
Dec 8 11:54:28 yun NetworkManager: <info> starting...
Dec 8 11:54:28 yun NetworkManager: <info> (eth4): new Ethernet device (driver: 'r8169')
Dec 8 11:54:28 yun NetworkManager: <info> (eth4): exported as /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/net_40_61_86_2e_28_77
Dec 8 11:54:28 yun NetworkManager: <info> (wlan0): driver supports SSID scans (scan_capa 0x01).
Dec 8 11:54:28 yun NetworkManager: <info> (wlan0): new 802.11 WiFi device (driver: 'ath9k')
Dec 8 11:54:28 yun NetworkManager: <info> (wlan0): exported as /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/net_00_24_01_ed_b6_e2
Dec 8 11:54:28 yun NetworkManager: <info> Trying to start the supplicant...
Dec 8 11:54:28 yun NetworkManager: <info> Trying to start the system settings daemon...
Dec 8 11:54:28 yun NetworkManager: <info> (eth4): carrier now ON (device state 1)
Dec 8 11:54:28 yun NetworkManager: <info> (wlan0): supplicant manager state: down -> idle
Dec 8 11:54:29 yun nm-system-settings: Loaded plugin ifupdown: (C) 2008 Canonical Ltd. To report bugs please use the NetworkManager mailing list.
Dec 8 11:54:29 yun nm-system-settings: Loaded plugin keyfile: (c) 2007 - 2008 Red Hat, Inc. To report bugs please use the NetworkManager mailing list.
Dec 8 11:54:29 yun NetworkManager: <info> (eth4): now unmanaged
Dec 8 11:54:32 yun NetworkManager: <info> (wlan0): device state change: 1 -> 2 (reason 2)
Dec 8 11:54:32 yun NetworkManager: <info> (wlan0): bringing up device.
Dec 8 11:54:32 yun NetworkManager: <info> (wlan0): preparing device.
Dec 8 11:54:32 yun NetworkManager: <info> (wlan0): deactivating device (reason: 2).
Dec 8 11:54:32 yun NetworkManager: <WARN> nm_supplicant_interface_add_cb(): Unexpected supplicant error getting interface: wpa_supplicant couldn't grab this interface.
Dec 8 11:55:53 yun NetworkManager: <WARN> list_connections_cb(): Couldn't retrieve connections: Rejected send message, 1 matched rules; type="method_call", sender=":1.39" (uid=0 pid=9564 comm="/usr/sbin/NetworkManager) interface="org.freedesktop.NetworkManagerSettings" member="ListConnections" error name="(unset)" requested_reply=0 destination="org.freedesktop.NetworkManagerUserSettings" (uid=1000 pid=9913 comm="/usr/bin/knetworkmanager)).
Dec 8 12:04:25 yun NetworkManager: <WARN> connection_get_settings_cb(): Couldn't retrieve connection settings: Rejected send message, 1 matched rules; type="method_call", sender=":1.39" (uid=0 pid=9564 comm="/usr/sbin/NetworkManager) interface="org.freedesktop.NetworkManagerSettings.Connection" member="GetSettings" error name="(unset)" requested_reply=0 destination="org.freedesktop.NetworkManagerUserSettings" (uid=1000 pid=9913 comm="/usr/bin/knetworkmanager)).
Dec 8 12:04:30 yun NetworkManager: <WARN> wait_for_connection_expired(): Connection (2) /org/freedesktop/NetworkManagerSettings/Connection/3 failed to activate (timeout): (0) Connection was not provided by any settings service
Dec 8 12:06:07 yun NetworkManager: connection_updated_cb: assertion `old_connection != NULL' failed
Dec 8 12:06:12 yun NetworkManager: <WARN> wait_for_connection_expired(): Connection (2) /org/freedesktop/NetworkManagerSettings/Connection/3 failed to activate (timeout): (0) Connection was not provided by any settings service
Dec 8 12:07:13 yun NetworkManager: connection_updated_cb: assertion `old_connection != NULL' failed
Dec 8 12:07:18 yun NetworkManager: <WARN> wait_for_connection_expired(): Connection (2) /org/freedesktop/NetworkManagerSettings/Connection/3 failed to activate (timeout): (0) Connection was not provided by any settings service
Dec 8 12:11:24 yun NetworkManager: connection_updated_cb: assertion `old_connection != NULL' failed
Dec 8 12:11:29 yun NetworkManager: <WARN> wait_for_connection_expired(): Connection (2) /org/freedesktop/NetworkManagerSettings/Connection/3 failed to activate (timeout): (0) Connection was not provided by any settings service
Dec 8 12:11:39 yun NetworkManager: <WARN> wait_for_connection_expired(): Connection (2) /org/freedesktop/NetworkManagerSettings/Connection/3 failed to activate (timeout): (0) Connection was not provided by any settings service
Dec 8 12:21:58 yun NetworkManager: <WARN> list_connections_cb(): Couldn't retrieve connections: Rejected send message, 1 matched rules; type="method_call", sender=":1.39" (uid=0 pid=9564 comm="/usr/sbin/NetworkManager) interface="org.freedesktop.NetworkManagerSettings" member="ListConnections" error name="(unset)" requested_reply=0 destination="org.freedesktop.NetworkManagerUserSettings" (uid=1000 pid=10409 comm="/usr/bin/knetworkmanager)).
Dec 8 12:21:58 yun NetworkManager: <WARN> connection_get_settings_cb(): Couldn't retrieve connection settings: Rejected send message, 1 matched rules; type="method_call", sender=":1.39" (uid=0 pid=9564 comm="/usr/sbin/NetworkManager) interface="org.freedesktop.NetworkManagerSettings.Connection" member="GetSettings" error name="(unset)" requested_reply=0 destination="org.freedesktop.NetworkManagerUserSettings" (uid=1000 pid=10409 comm="/usr/bin/knetworkmanager)).
Dec 8 12:22:57 yun NetworkManager: connection_updated_cb: assertion `old_connection != NULL' failed
Dec 8 12:23:02 yun NetworkManager: <WARN> wait_for_connection_expired(): Connection (2) /org/freedesktop/NetworkManagerSettings/Connection/0 failed to activate (timeout): (0) Connection was not provided by any settings service
Dec 8 12:28:49 yun NetworkManager: connection_updated_cb: assertion `old_connection != NULL' failed
Dec 8 12:28:54 yun NetworkManager: <WARN> wait_for_connection_expired(): Connection (2) /org/freedesktop/NetworkManagerSettings/Connection/0 failed to activate (timeout): (0) Connection was not provided by any settings service
Dec 8 12:56:23 yun NetworkManager: <WARN> nm_signal_handler(): Caught signal 15, shutting down normally.
Dec 8 12:56:23 yun NetworkManager: <info> (wlan0): now unmanaged
Dec 8 12:56:23 yun NetworkManager: <info> (wlan0): device state change: 2 -> 1 (reason 36)
Dec 8 12:56:23 yun NetworkManager: <info> (wlan0): cleaning up...
Dec 8 12:56:23 yun NetworkManager: <info> exiting (success)
Dec 8 14:11:52 yun avahi-daemon[2869]: Network interface enumeration completed.
Dec 8 14:11:56 yun NetworkManager: <info> starting...
Dec 8 14:11:56 yun NetworkManager: <info> (eth4): new Ethernet device (driver: 'r8169')
Dec 8 14:11:56 yun NetworkManager: <info> (eth4): exported as /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/net_40_61_86_2e_28_77
Dec 8 14:11:56 yun NetworkManager: <info> (wlan0): driver supports SSID scans (scan_capa 0x01).
Dec 8 14:11:56 yun NetworkManager: <info> (wlan0): new 802.11 WiFi device (driver: 'ath9k')
Dec 8 14:11:56 yun NetworkManager: <info> (wlan0): exported as /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/net_00_24_01_ed_b6_e2
Dec 8 14:11:56 yun NetworkManager: <info> Trying to start the supplicant...
Dec 8 14:11:56 yun NetworkManager: <info> Trying to start the system settings daemon...
Dec 8 14:11:56 yun NetworkManager: <info> (eth4): carrier now ON (device state 1)
Dec 8 14:11:56 yun NetworkManager: <info> (wlan0): supplicant manager state: down -> idle
Dec 8 14:11:56 yun nm-system-settings: Loaded plugin ifupdown: (C) 2008 Canonical Ltd. To report bugs please use the NetworkManager mailing list.
Dec 8 14:11:56 yun nm-system-settings: Loaded plugin keyfile: (c) 2007 - 2008 Red Hat, Inc. To report bugs please use the NetworkManager mailing list.
Dec 8 14:11:56 yun NetworkManager: <info> (eth4): now unmanaged
Dec 8 14:12:01 yun NetworkManager: <info> (wlan0): device state change: 1 -> 2 (reason 2)
Dec 8 14:12:01 yun NetworkManager: <info> (wlan0): bringing up device.
Dec 8 14:12:01 yun NetworkManager: <info> (wlan0): preparing device.
Dec 8 14:12:01 yun NetworkManager: <info> (wlan0): deactivating device (reason: 2).
Dec 8 14:12:01 yun NetworkManager: <WARN> nm_supplicant_interface_add_cb(): Unexpected supplicant error getting interface: wpa_supplicant couldn't grab this interface.
Dec 8 14:14:12 yun NetworkManager: <WARN> nm_signal_handler(): Caught signal 15, shutting down normally.
Dec 8 14:14:12 yun NetworkManager: <info> (wlan0): now unmanaged
Dec 8 14:14:12 yun NetworkManager: <info> (wlan0): device state change: 2 -> 1 (reason 36)
Dec 8 14:14:12 yun NetworkManager: <info> (wlan0): cleaning up...
Dec 8 14:14:12 yun NetworkManager: <info> exiting (success)
Dec 8 14:15:23 yun avahi-daemon[2831]: Network interface enumeration completed.
Dec 8 14:15:27 yun NetworkManager: <info> starting...
Dec 8 14:15:27 yun NetworkManager: <info> (eth4): new Ethernet device (driver: 'r8169')
Dec 8 14:15:27 yun NetworkManager: <info> (eth4): exported as /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/net_40_61_86_2e_28_77
Dec 8 14:15:27 yun NetworkManager: <info> (wlan0): driver supports SSID scans (scan_capa 0x01).
Dec 8 14:15:27 yun NetworkManager: <info> (wlan0): new 802.11 WiFi device (driver: 'ath9k')
Dec 8 14:15:27 yun NetworkManager: <info> (wlan0): exported as /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/net_00_24_01_ed_b6_e2
Dec 8 14:15:27 yun NetworkManager: <info> Trying to start the supplicant...
Dec 8 14:15:27 yun NetworkManager: <info> Trying to start the system settings daemon...
Dec 8 14:15:27 yun NetworkManager: <info> (eth4): carrier now ON (device state 1)
Dec 8 14:15:27 yun NetworkManager: <info> (wlan0): supplicant manager state: down -> idle
Dec 8 14:15:28 yun nm-system-settings: Loaded plugin ifupdown: (C) 2008 Canonical Ltd. To report bugs please use the NetworkManager mailing list.
Dec 8 14:15:28 yun nm-system-settings: Loaded plugin keyfile: (c) 2007 - 2008 Red Hat, Inc. To report bugs please use the NetworkManager mailing list.
Dec 8 14:15:28 yun NetworkManager: <info> (eth4): now unmanaged
Dec 8 14:15:32 yun NetworkManager: <info> (wlan0): device state change: 1 -> 2 (reason 2)
Dec 8 14:15:32 yun NetworkManager: <info> (wlan0): bringing up device.
Dec 8 14:15:32 yun NetworkManager: <info> (wlan0): preparing device.
Dec 8 14:15:32 yun NetworkManager: <info> (wlan0): deactivating device (reason: 2).
Dec 8 14:15:32 yun NetworkManager: <WARN> nm_supplicant_interface_add_cb(): Unexpected supplicant error getting interface: wpa_supplicant couldn't grab this interface.
Dec 8 14:18:50 yun NetworkManager: <WARN> impl_manager_activate_connection(): Connection (2) /org/freedesktop/NetworkManagerSettings/Connection/0 failed to activate: (2) Device not managed by NetworkManager
Dec 8 14:38:38 yun NetworkManager: <WARN> nm_signal_handler(): Caught signal 15, shutting down normally.
Dec 8 14:38:38 yun NetworkManager: <info> (wlan0): now unmanaged
Dec 8 14:38:38 yun NetworkManager: <info> (wlan0): device state change: 2 -> 1 (reason 36)
Dec 8 14:38:38 yun NetworkManager: <info> (wlan0): cleaning up...
Dec 8 14:38:38 yun NetworkManager: <info> exiting (success)
Dec 8 14:39:49 yun avahi-daemon[2803]: Network interface enumeration completed.
Dec 8 14:39:53 yun NetworkManager: <info> starting...
Dec 8 14:39:53 yun NetworkManager: <info> (eth4): new Ethernet device (driver: 'r8169')
Dec 8 14:39:53 yun NetworkManager: <info> (eth4): exported as /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/net_40_61_86_2e_28_77
Dec 8 14:39:53 yun NetworkManager: <info> (wlan0): driver supports SSID scans (scan_capa 0x01).
Dec 8 14:39:53 yun NetworkManager: <info> (wlan0): new 802.11 WiFi device (driver: 'ath9k')
Dec 8 14:39:53 yun NetworkManager: <info> (wlan0): exported as /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/net_00_24_01_ed_b6_e2
Dec 8 14:39:53 yun NetworkManager: <info> Trying to start the supplicant...
Dec 8 14:39:53 yun NetworkManager: <info> Trying to start the system settings daemon...
Dec 8 14:39:53 yun NetworkManager: <info> (eth4): carrier now ON (device state 1)
Dec 8 14:39:53 yun NetworkManager: <info> (wlan0): supplicant manager state: down -> idle
Dec 8 14:39:54 yun nm-system-settings: Loaded plugin ifupdown: (C) 2008 Canonical Ltd. To report bugs please use the NetworkManager mailing list.
Dec 8 14:39:54 yun nm-system-settings: Loaded plugin keyfile: (c) 2007 - 2008 Red Hat, Inc. To report bugs please use the NetworkManager mailing list.
Dec 8 14:39:54 yun NetworkManager: <info> (eth4): now unmanaged
Dec 8 14:39:58 yun NetworkManager: <info> (wlan0): device state change: 1 -> 2 (reason 2)
Dec 8 14:39:58 yun NetworkManager: <info> (wlan0): bringing up device.
Dec 8 14:39:58 yun NetworkManager: <info> (wlan0): preparing device.
Dec 8 14:39:58 yun NetworkManager: <info> (wlan0): deactivating device (reason: 2).
Dec 8 14:39:58 yun NetworkManager: <WARN> nm_supplicant_interface_add_cb(): Unexpected supplicant error getting interface: wpa_supplicant couldn't grab this interface.
Dec 8 14:43:10 yun NetworkManager: <WARN> impl_manager_activate_connection(): Connection (2) /org/freedesktop/NetworkManagerSettings/Connection/0 failed to activate: (2) Device not managed by NetworkManager
Dec 8 15:54:33 yun NetworkManager: <WARN> impl_manager_activate_connection(): Connection (2) /org/freedesktop/NetworkManagerSettings/Connection/0 failed to activate: (2) Device not managed by NetworkManager
Dec 8 15:54:58 yun NetworkManager: <WARN> impl_manager_activate_connection(): Connection (2) /org/freedesktop/NetworkManagerSettings/Connection/0 failed to activate: (2) Device not managed by NetworkManager
Dec 8 15:55:42 yun NetworkManager: <WARN> impl_manager_activate_connection(): Connection (2) /org/freedesktop/NetworkManagerSettings/Connection/0 failed to activate: (2) Device not managed by NetworkManager
Dec 8 16:34:09 yun NetworkManager: <info> (eth4): carrier now OFF (device state 1)
Dec 8 16:34:12 yun NetworkManager: <info> (eth4): carrier now ON (device state 1)
Dec 8 16:35:11 yun NetworkManager: <info> (eth4): carrier now OFF (device state 1)
Dec 8 16:35:14 yun NetworkManager: <info> (eth4): carrier now ON (device state 1)
Dec 8 17:09:32 yun NetworkManager: <info> (eth4): carrier now OFF (device state 1)
Dec 8 17:17:14 yun NetworkManager: <WARN> nm_signal_handler(): Caught signal 15, shutting down normally.
Dec 8 17:17:14 yun NetworkManager: <info> (wlan0): now unmanaged
Dec 8 17:17:14 yun NetworkManager: <info> (wlan0): device state change: 2 -> 1 (reason 36)
Dec 8 17:17:14 yun NetworkManager: <info> (wlan0): cleaning up...
Dec 8 17:17:14 yun NetworkManager: <info> (wlan0): taking down device.
Dec 8 17:17:14 yun NetworkManager: <info> exiting (success)
Dec 8 17:18:15 yun avahi-daemon[2706]: Network interface enumeration completed.
Dec 8 17:18:19 yun NetworkManager: <info> starting...
Dec 8 17:18:19 yun NetworkManager: <info> (eth4): new Ethernet device (driver: 'r8169')
Dec 8 17:18:19 yun NetworkManager: <info> (eth4): exported as /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/net_40_61_86_2e_28_77
Dec 8 17:18:19 yun NetworkManager: <info> (wlan0): driver supports SSID scans (scan_capa 0x01).
Dec 8 17:18:19 yun NetworkManager: <info> (wlan0): new 802.11 WiFi device (driver: 'ath9k')
Dec 8 17:18:19 yun NetworkManager: <info> (wlan0): exported as /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/net_00_24_01_ed_b6_e2
Dec 8 17:18:19 yun NetworkManager: <info> Trying to start the supplicant...
Dec 8 17:18:19 yun NetworkManager: <info> Trying to start the system settings daemon...
Dec 8 17:18:19 yun NetworkManager: <info> (wlan0): supplicant manager state: down -> idle
Dec 8 17:18:19 yun nm-system-settings: Loaded plugin ifupdown: (C) 2008 Canonical Ltd. To report bugs please use the NetworkManager mailing list.
Dec 8 17:18:19 yun nm-system-settings: Loaded plugin keyfile: (c) 2007 - 2008 Red Hat, Inc. To report bugs please use the NetworkManager mailing list.
Dec 8 17:18:19 yun NetworkManager: <info> (wlan0): now unmanaged
Dec 8 17:18:19 yun NetworkManager: <WARN> connection_get_settings_cb(): connection_get_settings_cb: Invalid connection: 'NMSettingWirelessSecurity' / 'key-mgmt' invalid: 2
Dec 8 17:18:23 yun NetworkManager: <info> (eth4): device state change: 1 -> 2 (reason 2)
Dec 8 17:18:23 yun NetworkManager: <info> (eth4): bringing up device.
Dec 8 17:18:23 yun NetworkManager: <info> (eth4): preparing device.
Dec 8 17:18:23 yun NetworkManager: <info> (eth4): deactivating device (reason: 2).
Dec 8 17:18:23 yun NetworkManager: <info> (eth4): carrier now ON (device state 2)
Dec 8 17:18:23 yun NetworkManager: <info> (eth4): device state change: 2 -> 3 (reason 40)
Dec 8 17:18:24 yun NetworkManager: <info> Activation (eth4) starting connection 'Auto eth4'
Dec 8 17:18:24 yun NetworkManager: <info> (eth4): device state change: 3 -> 4 (reason 0)
Dec 8 17:18:24 yun NetworkManager: <info> Activation (eth4) Stage 1 of 5 (Device Prepare) scheduled...
Dec 8 17:18:24 yun NetworkManager: <info> Activation (eth4) Stage 1 of 5 (Device Prepare) started...
Dec 8 17:18:24 yun NetworkManager: <info> Activation (eth4) Stage 2 of 5 (Device Configure) scheduled...
Dec 8 17:18:24 yun NetworkManager: <info> Activation (eth4) Stage 1 of 5 (Device Prepare) complete.
Dec 8 17:18:24 yun NetworkManager: <info> Activation (eth4) Stage 2 of 5 (Device Configure) starting...
Dec 8 17:18:24 yun NetworkManager: <info> (eth4): device state change: 4 -> 5 (reason 0)
Dec 8 17:18:24 yun NetworkManager: <info> Activation (eth4) Stage 2 of 5 (Device Configure) successful.
Dec 8 17:18:24 yun NetworkManager: <info> Activation (eth4) Stage 3 of 5 (IP Configure Start) scheduled.
Dec 8 17:18:24 yun NetworkManager: <info> Activation (eth4) Stage 2 of 5 (Device Configure) complete.
Dec 8 17:18:24 yun NetworkManager: <info> Activation (eth4) Stage 3 of 5 (IP Configure Start) started...
Dec 8 17:18:24 yun NetworkManager: <info> (eth4): device state change: 5 -> 7 (reason 0)
Dec 8 17:18:24 yun NetworkManager: <info> Activation (eth4) Beginning DHCP transaction.
Dec 8 17:18:24 yun NetworkManager: <info> dhclient started with pid 3172
Dec 8 17:18:24 yun NetworkManager: <info> Activation (eth4) Stage 3 of 5 (IP Configure Start) complete.
Dec 8 17:18:24 yun NetworkManager: <info> DHCP: device eth4 state changed (null) -> preinit
Dec 8 17:24:25 yun NetworkManager: <WARN> nm_signal_handler(): Caught signal 15, shutting down normally.
Dec 8 17:24:25 yun NetworkManager: <info> (eth4): now unmanaged
Dec 8 17:24:25 yun NetworkManager: <info> (eth4): device state change: 7 -> 1 (reason 36)
Dec 8 17:24:25 yun NetworkManager: <info> (eth4): deactivating device (reason: 36).
Dec 8 17:24:25 yun NetworkManager: <info> (eth4): cleaning up...
Dec 8 17:24:25 yun NetworkManager: <info> (eth4): taking down device.
Dec 8 17:24:25 yun NetworkManager: <info> exiting (success)
Dec 8 17:25:28 yun avahi-daemon[2934]: Network interface enumeration completed.
Dec 8 17:25:32 yun NetworkManager: <info> starting...
Dec 8 17:25:32 yun NetworkManager: <info> (eth4): new Ethernet device (driver: 'r8169')
Dec 8 17:25:32 yun NetworkManager: <info> (eth4): exported as /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/net_40_61_86_2e_28_77
Dec 8 17:25:32 yun NetworkManager: <info> (wlan0): driver supports SSID scans (scan_capa 0x01).
Dec 8 17:25:32 yun NetworkManager: <info> (wlan0): new 802.11 WiFi device (driver: 'ath9k')
Dec 8 17:25:32 yun NetworkManager: <info> (wlan0): exported as /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/net_00_24_01_ed_b6_e2
Dec 8 17:25:32 yun NetworkManager: <info> Trying to start the supplicant...
Dec 8 17:25:32 yun NetworkManager: <info> Trying to start the system settings daemon...
Dec 8 17:25:32 yun NetworkManager: <info> (eth4): carrier now ON (device state 1)
Dec 8 17:25:32 yun NetworkManager: <info> (wlan0): supplicant manager state: down -> idle
Dec 8 17:25:33 yun nm-system-settings: Loaded plugin ifupdown: (C) 2008 Canonical Ltd. To report bugs please use the NetworkManager mailing list.
Dec 8 17:25:33 yun nm-system-settings: Loaded plugin keyfile: (c) 2007 - 2008 Red Hat, Inc. To report bugs please use the NetworkManager mailing list.
Dec 8 17:25:33 yun NetworkManager: <info> (eth4): now unmanaged
Dec 8 17:25:37 yun NetworkManager: <info> (wlan0): device state change: 1 -> 2 (reason 2)
Dec 8 17:25:37 yun NetworkManager: <info> (wlan0): bringing up device.
Dec 8 17:25:37 yun NetworkManager: <info> (wlan0): preparing device.
Dec 8 17:25:37 yun NetworkManager: <info> (wlan0): deactivating device (reason: 2).
Dec 8 17:25:38 yun NetworkManager: <WARN> nm_supplicant_interface_add_cb(): Unexpected supplicant error getting interface: wpa_supplicant couldn't grab this interface.
Dec 8 17:26:15 yun NetworkManager: <WARN> impl_manager_activate_connection(): Connection (2) /org/freedesktop/NetworkManagerSettings/Connection/0 failed to activate: (2) Device not managed by NetworkManager


c) run wpa_supplicant in the foreground with debugging enabled
('wpa_supplicant -c/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf -iwlan0 -d') and report the
output and syslog, as well as your wpa_supplicant.conf (sanitized)

There's no configuration file for wpa_supplicant at all. It seemed to
me that the Debian way of using it is by some scripts that refer to
entries in /etc/network/interfaces. I have no way of knowing if the
Debian version of wpa_supplicant is modified in some way.

However, after creating a configuration file from the example in the
man page:


network={
ssid="home"
scan_ssid=1
key_mgmt=WPA-PSK
psk="very secret passphrase"
}


and running above command, I'm getting:


yun:/home/lee# wpa_supplicant -c /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf -iwlan0 -d
Initializing interface 'wlan0' conf '/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf' driver 'default' ctrl_interface 'N/A' bridge 'N/A'
Configuration file '/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf' -> '/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf'
Reading configuration file '/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf'
Priority group 0
id=0 ssid='WLAN-177334'
SIOCGIWRANGE: WE(compiled)=22 WE(source)=21 enc_capa=0xf
capabilities: key_mgmt 0xf enc 0xf flags 0x0
WEXT: Operstate: linkmode=1, operstate=5
socket(PF_PACKET): Address family not supported by protocol
Failed to add interface wlan0
State: DISCONNECTED -> DISCONNECTED
wpa_driver_wext_set_operstate: operstate 0->0 (DORMANT)
WEXT: Operstate: linkmode=-1, operstate=5
wpa_driver_wext_set_key: alg=0 key_idx=0 set_tx=0 seq_len=0 key_len=0
wpa_driver_wext_set_key: alg=0 key_idx=1 set_tx=0 seq_len=0 key_len=0
wpa_driver_wext_set_key: alg=0 key_idx=2 set_tx=0 seq_len=0 key_len=0
wpa_driver_wext_set_key: alg=0 key_idx=3 set_tx=0 seq_len=0 key_len=0
wpa_driver_wext_set_wpa
wpa_driver_wext_set_drop_unencrypted
wpa_driver_wext_set_countermeasures
No keys have been configured - skip key clearing
Cancelling scan request
Cancelling authentication timeout
WEXT: Operstate: linkmode=0, operstate=6
yun:/home/lee#


It also creates some messages in the syslog:


Dec 8 22:43:27 yun avahi-daemon[2934]: Interface wlan0.IPv4 no longer relevant for mDNS.
Dec 8 22:43:27 yun avahi-daemon[2934]: Leaving mDNS multicast group on interface wlan0.IPv4 with address 192.168.2.199.
Dec 8 22:43:27 yun avahi-daemon[2934]: Withdrawing address record for 192.168.2.199 on wlan0.
Dec 8 22:43:27 yun avahi-daemon[2934]: Joining mDNS multicast group on interface wlan0.IPv4 with address 192.168.2.199.
Dec 8 22:43:27 yun avahi-daemon[2934]: New relevant interface wlan0.IPv4 for mDNS.
Dec 8 22:43:27 yun avahi-daemon[2934]: Registering new address record for 192.168.2.199 on wlan0.IPv4.
Dec 8 22:43:27 yun avahi-daemon[2934]: Interface wlan0.IPv4 no longer relevant for mDNS.
Dec 8 22:43:27 yun avahi-daemon[2934]: Leaving mDNS multicast group on interface wlan0.IPv4 with address 192.168.2.199.
Dec 8 22:43:27 yun avahi-daemon[2934]: Withdrawing address record for
192.168.2.199 on wlan0.


yun:/home/lee# iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth4 no wireless extensions.

wmaster0 no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11bgn ESSID:""
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.432 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Tx-Power=20 dBm
Retry min limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Encryption key:off
Power Management:off
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

yun:/home/lee#


Now what does this tell me? Is WPA-PSK supposed to work for WPA2? I
tried it with the router set to "WPA-Personal" and "WPA / WPA2", but I
got the same output from wpa_supplicant each time.

Hm, googling about the error message ("socket(PF_PACKET): Address
family not supported by protocol") finds: http://lists.shmoo.com/pipermail/hostap/2006-June/013571.html

Checking the kernel configuration shows that "Packet socket" in the
networking options is indeed disabled. I've enabled it, and now
wpa_supplicant seems to get a connection:


yun:/usr/src/linux-2.6.30-server# modprobe af_packet
yun:/usr/src/linux-2.6.30-server# lsmod |grep packet
af_packet 20552 0
yun:/usr/src/linux-2.6.30-server# wpa_supplicant -c /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf -iwlan0 -d
Initializing interface 'wlan0' conf '/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf' driver 'default' ctrl_interface 'N/A' bridge 'N/A'
Configuration file '/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf' -> '/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf'
Reading configuration file '/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf'
Priority group 0
id=0 ssid='WLAN-177334'
Interface wlan0 set UP - waiting a second for the driver to complete initialization
SIOCGIWRANGE: WE(compiled)=22 WE(source)=21 enc_capa=0xf
capabilities: key_mgmt 0xf enc 0xf flags 0x0
WEXT: Operstate: linkmode=1, operstate=5
Own MAC address: 00:24:01:ed:b6:e2
wpa_driver_wext_set_wpa
wpa_driver_wext_set_key: alg=0 key_idx=0 set_tx=0 seq_len=0 key_len=0
wpa_driver_wext_set_key: alg=0 key_idx=1 set_tx=0 seq_len=0 key_len=0
wpa_driver_wext_set_key: alg=0 key_idx=2 set_tx=0 seq_len=0 key_len=0
wpa_driver_wext_set_key: alg=0 key_idx=3 set_tx=0 seq_len=0 key_len=0
wpa_driver_wext_set_countermeasures
wpa_driver_wext_set_drop_unencrypted
RSN: flushing PMKID list in the driver
Setting scan request: 0 sec 100000 usec
WPS: UUID based on MAC address - hexdump(len=16): f8 97 2e 50 00 8e 5c 16 8e d4 b7 18 08 e0 11 54
WPS: Build Beacon and Probe Response IEs
WPS: * Version
WPS: * Wi-Fi Protected Setup State (0)
WPS: * Version
WPS: * Wi-Fi Protected Setup State (0)
WPS: * Response Type (2)
WPS: * UUID-E
WPS: * Manufacturer
WPS: * Model Name
WPS: * Model Number
WPS: * Serial Number
WPS: * Primary Device Type
WPS: * Device Name
WPS: * Config Methods (0)
WPS: * RF Bands (3)
EAPOL: SUPP_PAE entering state DISCONNECTED
EAPOL: KEY_RX entering state NO_KEY_RECEIVE
EAPOL: SUPP_BE entering state INITIALIZE
EAP: EAP entering state DISABLED
Added interface wlan0
Ignore event for foreign ifindex 3
RTM_NEWLINK: operstate=0 ifi_flags=0x1003 ([UP])
RTM_NEWLINK, IFLA_IFNAME: Interface 'wlan0' added
RTM_NEWLINK: operstate=0 ifi_flags=0x1003 ([UP])
RTM_NEWLINK, IFLA_IFNAME: Interface 'wlan0' added
Wireless event: cmd=0x8b06 len=12
State: DISCONNECTED -> SCANNING
Starting AP scan (specific SSID)
Scan SSID - hexdump_ascii(len=11):
57 4c 41 4e 2d 31 37 37 33 33 34 WLAN-177334
Trying to get current scan results first without requesting a new scan to speed up initial association
Received 0 bytes of scan results (0 BSSes)
Cached scan results are empty - not posting
Selecting BSS from priority group 0
Try to find WPA-enabled AP
Try to find non-WPA AP
No suitable AP found.
Setting scan request: 0 sec 0 usec
Starting AP scan (broadcast SSID)
Scan requested (ret=0) - scan timeout 5 seconds
RTM_NEWLINK: operstate=0 ifi_flags=0x1003 ([UP])
RTM_NEWLINK, IFLA_IFNAME: Interface 'wlan0' added
Wireless event: cmd=0x8b19 len=16
Received 677 bytes of scan results (1 BSSes)
CTRL-EVENT-SCAN-RESULTS
WPS-AP-AVAILABLE
Selecting BSS from priority group 0
Try to find WPA-enabled AP
0: 00:23:08:17:73:a9 ssid='WLAN-177334' wpa_ie_len=0 rsn_ie_len=20 caps=0x11
selected based on RSN IE
selected WPA AP 00:23:08:17:73:a9 ssid='WLAN-177334'
Trying to associate with 00:23:08:17:73:a9 (SSID='WLAN-177334' freq=2432 MHz)
Cancelling scan request
WPA: clearing own WPA/RSN IE
Automatic auth_alg selection: 0x1
RSN: using IEEE 802.11i/D9.0
WPA: Selected cipher suites: group 16 pairwise 16 key_mgmt 2 proto 2
WPA: clearing AP WPA IE
WPA: set AP RSN IE - hexdump(len=22): 30 14 01 00 00 0f ac 04 01 00 00 0f ac 04 01 00 00 0f ac 02 00 00
WPA: using GTK CCMP
WPA: using PTK CCMP
WPA: using KEY_MGMT WPA-PSK
WPA: not using MGMT group cipher
WPA: Set own WPA IE default - hexdump(len=22): 30 14 01 00 00 0f ac 04 01 00 00 0f ac 04 01 00 00 0f ac 02 00 00
No keys have been configured - skip key clearing
wpa_driver_wext_set_drop_unencrypted
State: SCANNING -> ASSOCIATING
wpa_driver_wext_set_operstate: operstate 0->0 (DORMANT)
WEXT: Operstate: linkmode=-1, operstate=5
wpa_driver_wext_associate
wpa_driver_wext_set_psk
Association request to the driver failed
Setting authentication timeout: 5 sec 0 usec
EAPOL: External notification - EAP success=0
EAPOL: External notification - EAP fail=0
EAPOL: External notification - portControl=Auto
RSN: Ignored PMKID candidate without preauth flag
RTM_NEWLINK: operstate=0 ifi_flags=0x1003 ([UP])
RTM_NEWLINK, IFLA_IFNAME: Interface 'wlan0' added
Wireless event: cmd=0x8b06 len=12
RTM_NEWLINK: operstate=0 ifi_flags=0x1003 ([UP])
RTM_NEWLINK, IFLA_IFNAME: Interface 'wlan0' added
Wireless event: cmd=0x8b04 len=16
RTM_NEWLINK: operstate=0 ifi_flags=0x11003 ([UP][LOWER_UP])
RTM_NEWLINK, IFLA_IFNAME: Interface 'wlan0' added
Wireless event: cmd=0x8b15 len=24
Wireless event: new AP: 00:23:08:17:73:a9
State: ASSOCIATING -> ASSOCIATED
wpa_driver_wext_set_operstate: operstate 0->0 (DORMANT)
WEXT: Operstate: linkmode=-1, operstate=5
Associated to a new BSS: BSSID=00:23:08:17:73:a9
No keys have been configured - skip key clearing
Associated with 00:23:08:17:73:a9
WPA: Association event - clear replay counter
WPA: Clear old PTK
EAPOL: External notification - portEnabled=0
EAPOL: External notification - portValid=0
EAPOL: External notification - EAP success=0
EAPOL: External notification - portEnabled=1
EAPOL: SUPP_PAE entering state CONNECTING
EAPOL: SUPP_BE entering state IDLE
Setting authentication timeout: 10 sec 0 usec
Cancelling scan request
RTM_NEWLINK: operstate=0 ifi_flags=0x11003 ([UP][LOWER_UP])
RTM_NEWLINK, IFLA_IFNAME: Interface 'wlan0' added
RX EAPOL from 00:23:08:17:73:a9
Setting authentication timeout: 10 sec 0 usec
IEEE 802.1X RX: version=1 type=3 length=117
EAPOL-Key type=2
key_info 0x8a (ver=2 keyidx=0 rsvd=0 Pairwise Ack)
key_length=16 key_data_length=22
replay_counter - hexdump(len=8): 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 10
key_nonce - hexdump(len=32): dd d8 48 ac 4f 6f a2 9b 03 32 92 60 4a 3b 0d a3 88 5c 97 95 60 04 45 6a f5 ac b3 22 b1 6c 80 97
key_iv - hexdump(len=16): 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
key_rsc - hexdump(len=8): 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
key_id (reserved) - hexdump(len=8): 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
key_mic - hexdump(len=16): 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
State: ASSOCIATED -> 4WAY_HANDSHAKE
WPA: RX message 1 of 4-Way Handshake from 00:23:08:17:73:a9 (ver=2)
RSN: msg 1/4 key data - hexdump(len=22): dd 14 00 0f ac 04 99 6a 81 f8 33 97 30 3b c7 f6 fa cc eb 36 dc b4
RSN: PMKID from Authenticator - hexdump(len=16): 99 6a 81 f8 33 97 30 3b c7 f6 fa cc eb 36 dc b4
RSN: no matching PMKID found
WPA: Renewed SNonce - hexdump(len=32): 3f a5 42 c7 5a b0 c4 07 57 b7 1b 7c 31 fa 40 b8 54 e6 ea 06 8e a7 41 52 b3 00 aa d6 31 5c 1b 28
WPA: PTK derivation - A1=00:24:01:ed:b6:e2 A2=00:23:08:17:73:a9
WPA: PMK - hexdump(len=32): [REMOVED]
WPA: PTK - hexdump(len=64): [REMOVED]
WPA: WPA IE for msg 2/4 - hexdump(len=22): 30 14 01 00 00 0f ac 04 01 00 00 0f ac 04 01 00 00 0f ac 02 00 00
WPA: Sending EAPOL-Key 2/4
RX EAPOL from 00:23:08:17:73:a9
IEEE 802.1X RX: version=1 type=3 length=151
EAPOL-Key type=2
key_info 0x13ca (ver=2 keyidx=0 rsvd=0 Pairwise Install Ack MIC Secure Encr)
key_length=16 key_data_length=56
replay_counter - hexdump(len=8): 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 11
key_nonce - hexdump(len=32): dd d8 48 ac 4f 6f a2 9b 03 32 92 60 4a 3b 0d a3 88 5c 97 95 60 04 45 6a f5 ac b3 22 b1 6c 80 97
key_iv - hexdump(len=16): 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
key_rsc - hexdump(len=8): 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
key_id (reserved) - hexdump(len=8): 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
key_mic - hexdump(len=16): cb 8f 0a 59 4b 5d 27 c5 b7 9d e9 5b 17 c4 a9 d2
RSN: encrypted key data - hexdump(len=56): 1c 67 93 38 95 4d 99 d4 e5 c2 11 5a d4 38 22 8c 69 16 12 86 80 c8 80 29 f4 07 56 a2 58 c8 9e 49 67 9d 73 11 a1 83 9e 38 b3 3a df 8e e6 a8 09 31 89 39 e5 31 ab e4 42 9f
WPA: decrypted EAPOL-Key key data - hexdump(len=48): [REMOVED]
State: 4WAY_HANDSHAKE -> 4WAY_HANDSHAKE
WPA: RX message 3 of 4-Way Handshake from 00:23:08:17:73:a9 (ver=2)
WPA: IE KeyData - hexdump(len=48): 30 14 01 00 00 0f ac 04 01 00 00 0f ac 04 01 00 00 0f ac 02 00 00 dd 16 00 0f ac 01 01 00 6a 25 49 9d b4 b3 b8 56 75 b0 ac 0f 61 d1 24 7a dd 00
WPA: Sending EAPOL-Key 4/4
WPA: Installing PTK to the driver.
wpa_driver_wext_set_key: alg=3 key_idx=0 set_tx=1 seq_len=6 key_len=16
EAPOL: External notification - portValid=1
State: 4WAY_HANDSHAKE -> GROUP_HANDSHAKE
RSN: received GTK in pairwise handshake - hexdump(len=18): [REMOVED]
WPA: Group Key - hexdump(len=16): [REMOVED]
WPA: Installing GTK to the driver (keyidx=1 tx=0 len=16).
WPA: RSC - hexdump(len=6): 00 00 00 00 00 00
wpa_driver_wext_set_key: alg=3 key_idx=1 set_tx=0 seq_len=6 key_len=16
WPA: Key negotiation completed with 00:23:08:17:73:a9 [PTK=CCMP GTK=CCMP]
Cancelling authentication timeout
State: GROUP_HANDSHAKE -> COMPLETED
CTRL-EVENT-CONNECTED - Connection to 00:23:08:17:73:a9 completed (auth) [id=0 id_str=]
wpa_driver_wext_set_operstate: operstate 0->1 (UP)
WEXT: Operstate: linkmode=-1, operstate=6
EAPOL: External notification - portValid=1
EAPOL: External notification - EAP success=1
EAPOL: SUPP_PAE entering state AUTHENTICATING
EAPOL: SUPP_BE entering state SUCCESS
EAP: EAP entering state DISABLED
EAPOL: SUPP_PAE entering state AUTHENTICATED
EAPOL: SUPP_BE entering state IDLE
EAPOL authentication completed successfully
RTM_NEWLINK: operstate=1 ifi_flags=0x11043 ([UP][RUNNING][LOWER_UP])
RTM_NEWLINK, IFLA_IFNAME: Interface 'wlan0' added
EAPOL: startWhen --> 0
EAPOL: disable timer tick


yun:/home/lee# iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth4 no wireless extensions.

wmaster0 no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11bgn ESSID:"WLAN-177334"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.432 GHz Access Point: 00:23:08:17:73:A9
Bit Rate=0 kb/s Tx-Power=20 dBm
Retry min limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Encryption key:6A25-499D-B4B3-B856-75B0-AC0F-61D1-247A [2] Security mode:open
Power Management:off
Link Quality=64/70 Signal level=-46 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

yun:/home/lee# route
Kernel-IP-Routentabelle
Ziel Router Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface
localnet * 255.255.255.0 U 0 0 0 eth4
localnet * 255.255.255.0 U 0 0 0 wlan0
link-local * 255.255.0.0 U 1000 0 0 eth4
default router.yagibdah 0.0.0.0 UG 0 0 0 eth4


This isn't right yet, but it seems to work :) I'll unplug the cable
from eth4 and check if it does ...

I take it that it should work now the Debian way by making entries in
/etc/network/interfaces?

Thanks for your help!


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