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    Question Re: Can't connect wirelessly, but it says I am?

    Quote Originally Posted by chili555 View Post
    Yes, indeed, you have an IP address. Addresses in the range of 10.42.x.x are generally used for ad-hoc, that is computer-to-computer arrangements. Is that what you intended? No?? Is that the range used by other computers on your network? I suspect they are typical home network addresses, something likke 192.168.x.x.

    Please right-click the Network Manager icon and edit connections. Select Wireless and go through each tab and remove, delete, purge all extra settings except one. Be sure Mode is set to infrastructure. Please see attached. Close everything and tell us if Network Manager finds and connects to your network as expected. It may take a reboot.

    I did everything as you explained, but it's still not connecting. What else can I try?
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    Re: Can't connect wirelessly, but it says I am?

    but it's still not connecting.
    Meaning what? Does it see networks in the dropdown? When you select yours, does it try? Does it ask for your password and time out? What does it do and not do??
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    Re: Can't connect wirelessly, but it says I am?

    Quote Originally Posted by chili555 View Post
    Meaning what? Does it see networks in the dropdown? When you select yours, does it try? Does it ask for your password and time out? What does it do and not do??
    Sorry for not providing adequate information. Yes, it does show my network. I am typing in the correct password.

    Then it attempts to connect the network, but it won't connect. Instead, a dialog box appears asking me for the password (again).When I type in the password, it continues to search, but still won't connect.
    Oh you'll get yours, Microsoft.

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    Re: Can't connect wirelessly, but it says I am?

    Let's see what Network Mangler is doing all this time. The Broadcom STA driver is usually pretty solid.
    Code:
    cat /var/log/syslog | grep etwork | tail -n20
    Please run and post that immediately after you tried and failed to connect. Be sure any ethernet cable is detached as NM will disable wireless in favor of faster and more secure ethernet if available.
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    Re: Can't connect wirelessly, but it says I am?

    yousaf@yousaf-Studio-540:~$ cat /var/log/syslog | grep etwork | tail -n20
    Jan 26 08:33:30 yousaf-Studio-540 NetworkManager[813]: <info> Activation (eth1/wireless): connection 'Yousaf' has security, and secrets exist. No new secrets needed.
    Jan 26 08:33:30 yousaf-Studio-540 NetworkManager[813]: <info> Config: added 'ssid' value 'Yousaf'
    Jan 26 08:33:30 yousaf-Studio-540 NetworkManager[813]: <info> Config: added 'scan_ssid' value '1'
    Jan 26 08:33:30 yousaf-Studio-540 NetworkManager[813]: <info> Config: added 'key_mgmt' value 'WPA-PSK'
    Jan 26 08:33:30 yousaf-Studio-540 NetworkManager[813]: <info> Config: added 'psk' value '<omitted>'
    Jan 26 08:33:30 yousaf-Studio-540 NetworkManager[813]: <info> Activation (eth1) Stage 2 of 5 (Device Configure) complete.
    Jan 26 08:33:30 yousaf-Studio-540 NetworkManager[813]: <info> Config: set interface ap_scan to 1
    Jan 26 08:33:30 yousaf-Studio-540 NetworkManager[813]: <info> (eth1): supplicant interface state: inactive -> scanning
    Jan 26 08:33:56 yousaf-Studio-540 NetworkManager[813]: <warn> Activation (eth1/wireless): association took too long.
    Jan 26 08:33:56 yousaf-Studio-540 NetworkManager[813]: <info> (eth1): device state change: config -> need-auth (reason 'none') [50 60 0]
    Jan 26 08:33:56 yousaf-Studio-540 NetworkManager[813]: <warn> Activation (eth1/wireless): asking for new secrets
    Jan 26 08:33:56 yousaf-Studio-540 NetworkManager[813]: <warn> Couldn't disconnect supplicant interface: This interface is not connected.
    Jan 26 08:33:56 yousaf-Studio-540 NetworkManager[813]: <warn> Couldn't disconnect supplicant interface: This interface is not connected.
    Jan 26 08:33:58 yousaf-Studio-540 NetworkManager[813]: <info> (eth1): supplicant interface state: scanning -> inactive
    Jan 26 08:34:00 yousaf-Studio-540 NetworkManager[813]: <warn> No agents were available for this request.
    Jan 26 08:34:00 yousaf-Studio-540 NetworkManager[813]: <info> (eth1): device state change: need-auth -> failed (reason 'no-secrets') [60 120 7]
    Jan 26 08:34:00 yousaf-Studio-540 NetworkManager[813]: <info> Marking connection 'Yousaf' invalid.
    Jan 26 08:34:00 yousaf-Studio-540 NetworkManager[813]: <warn> Activation (eth1) failed for connection 'Yousaf'
    Jan 26 08:34:00 yousaf-Studio-540 NetworkManager[813]: <info> (eth1): device state change: failed -> disconnected (reason 'none') [120 30 0]
    Jan 26 08:34:00 yousaf-Studio-540 NetworkManager[813]: <info> (eth1): deactivating device (reason 'none') [0]
    yousaf@yousaf-Studio-540:~$
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    Re: Can't connect wirelessly, but it says I am?

    So it gave up after 20+ seconds trying to connect, maybe interference? Try
    sudo iwlist scan |egrep -i "ssid|quality|channel:"
    and see what channel other access points are on and how strong they are.

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    Re: Can't connect wirelessly, but it says I am?

    I'd like to be sure no conflicting drivers are loaded and that wl is most appropriate for your device:
    Code:
    lsmod
    lspci -nn | grep 0280
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    Smile Re: Can't connect wirelessly, but it says I am?

    You could try to connect manually...
    Save this to a file named 'wpa_supplicant.conf'
    Code:
    # WPA-PSK/TKIP
    
    ctrl_interface=/var/run/wpa_supplicant
    
    network={
        ssid="your_router_name_here"
        key_mgmt=WPA-PSK
        proto=WPA
        pairwise=TKIP
        group=TKIP
        psk="your_wifi_password_here"
    }
    ...Then run your wpa_supplicant in debug mode...
    Code:
    wpa_supplicant -iwlan0 -c ./wpa_supplicant.conf -d

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    Re: Can't connect wirelessly, but it says I am?

    Quote Originally Posted by chili555 View Post
    I'd like to be sure no conflicting drivers are loaded and that wl is most appropriate for your device:
    Code:
    lsmod
    lspci -nn | grep 0280
    Code:
    yousaf@yousaf-Studio-540:~$ lsmod 
    Module                  Size  Used by 
    dm_crypt               23011  1 
    snd_hda_codec_hdmi     32007  1 
    snd_hda_codec_realtek    77876  1 
    parport_pc             32688  0 
    ppdev                  17073  0 
    bnep                   18140  2 
    rfcomm                 46619  0 
    bluetooth             209199  10 bnep,rfcomm 
    coretemp               13400  0 
    snd_usb_audio         130279  1 
    snd_usbmidi_lib        24953  1 snd_usb_audio 
    gpio_ich               13383  0 
    dcdbas                 14438  0 
    lib80211_crypt_tkip    17379  0 
    microcode              22803  0 
    wl                   2573568  0 
    snd_hda_intel          33491  5 
    snd_hda_codec         134212  3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel 
    snd_hwdep              13602  2 snd_usb_audio,snd_hda_codec 
    psmouse                95552  0 
    serio_raw              13215  0 
    snd_pcm                96580  4 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_usb_audio,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec 
    lib80211               14381  2 lib80211_crypt_tkip,wl 
    lpc_ich                17061  0 
    snd_seq_midi           13324  0 
    snd_rawmidi            30512  2 snd_usbmidi_lib,snd_seq_midi 
    snd_seq_midi_event     14899  1 snd_seq_midi 
    snd_seq                61521  2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event 
    snd_timer              29425  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq 
    snd_seq_device         14497  3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq 
    snd                    78734  24 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_usb_audio,snd_usbmidi_lib,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device 
    pwc                    74022  0 
    videobuf2_core         32851  1 pwc 
    videodev              120309  2 pwc,videobuf2_core 
    videobuf2_vmalloc      12860  1 pwc 
    videobuf2_memops       13368  1 videobuf2_vmalloc 
    joydev                 17457  0 
    mac_hid                13205  0 
    lp                     17759  0 
    parport                46345  3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp 
    soundcore              15047  1 snd 
    snd_page_alloc         18484  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm 
    hid_generic            12493  0 
    hid_microsoft          12798  0 
    usbhid                 46947  0 
    hid                   100366  3 hid_generic,hid_microsoft,usbhid 
    uas                    17844  0 
    usb_storage            48838  0 
    firewire_ohci          40401  0 
    radeon                895653  3 
    firewire_core          64368  1 firewire_ohci 
    crc_itu_t              12707  1 firewire_core 
    ttm                    83595  1 radeon 
    drm_kms_helper         46784  1 radeon 
    drm                   275528  5 radeon,ttm,drm_kms_helper 
    i2c_algo_bit           13413  1 radeon 
    r8169                  61650  0 
    yousaf@yousaf-Studio-540:~$
    Code:
    yousaf@yousaf-Studio-540:~$ lspci -nn | grep 0280 
    05:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4321 802.11b/g/n [14e4:4329] (rev 01) 
    yousaf@yousaf-Studio-540:~$
    Last edited by varunendra; February 21st, 2013 at 09:38 AM. Reason: fixed code tags
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    Re: Can't connect wirelessly, but it says I am?

    Quote Originally Posted by ubfan1 View Post
    So it gave up after 20+ seconds trying to connect, maybe interference? Try
    sudo iwlist scan |egrep -i "ssid|quality|channel:"
    and see what channel other access points are on and how strong they are.
    Code:
    yousaf@yousaf-Studio-540:~$ sudo iwlist scan |egrep -i "ssid|quality|channel:" 
    [sudo] password for yousaf: 
    eth0      Interface doesn't support scanning. 
    
    lo        Interface doesn't support scanning. 
    
    yousaf@yousaf-Studio-540:~$
    *NOTE* I don't think it's interference, as I am currently in the same room as the Dell Studio 540 desktop I'm having problems with, but on a laptop running Ubuntu 12.10 and I can connect wirelessly just fine with that laptop.

    So I think the desktops connectivity issues are something else. I noticed that under "Additional Drivers", it lists the Broadcom Corporation: BCM4321 802.11 b/g/n and directly below that it states : "This device is using an alternative driver".

    There are 2 radio button options below that (Option #1 is selected);

    1) Using Broadcom 802.11 Linux STA wireless driver source from bcmwl-kernel-source(open source)

    2) Do not use the device.
    Last edited by varunendra; February 21st, 2013 at 10:07 AM. Reason: fixed code tags
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