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    Wireless LAN does not connect

    Scenario:

    Installed Ubuntu 10.4 Beta on my Asus Eee 901 (the old Windows XP got tired...)

    Nice install, BTW, but Networking does not work. I have a very run-of-the-mill Linksys wireless router, which uses WPA2 passord authentication on the wireless side. Ubuntu clearly does try to connect, but then asks me for the password again, repeated a few times and then gives up.

    The SSID is OK (same I use on my Windows machines) and the same for the password, so it must be something Ubuntu does to the password. Bug or operator error?

    ....Erik.

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    Re: Wireless LAN does not connect

    Can I get some more information?

    Code:
    lspci
    lsusb
    lshw -C network

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    Re: Wireless LAN does not connect

    I am having the same problem with 10.4b2 on an Eee PC 1000. Wireless will not connect at all. Locked or other wise.

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    Re: Wireless LAN does not connect

    Hello Crafty,

    I am back looking at this. Here is what I did:

    root@Ubuntu-Eee:~# tail /var/log/syslog
    Apr 14 16:08:45 Ubuntu-Eee NetworkManager: <info> (wlan0): supplicant connection state: associating -> associated
    Apr 14 16:08:55 Ubuntu-Eee NetworkManager: <info> Activation (wlan0/wireless): association took too long.
    Apr 14 16:08:55 Ubuntu-Eee NetworkManager: <info> (wlan0): device state change: 5 -> 6 (reason 0)
    Apr 14 16:08:55 Ubuntu-Eee NetworkManager: <info> Activation (wlan0/wireless): asking for new secrets
    Apr 14 16:08:55 Ubuntu-Eee kernel: [ 889.129076] ERROR!!! RTMPCancelTimer failed, Timer hasn't been initialize!
    Apr 14 16:08:55 Ubuntu-Eee wpa_supplicant[663]: CTRL-EVENT-DISCONNECTED - Disconnect event - remove keys
    Apr 14 16:08:55 Ubuntu-Eee wpa_supplicant[663]: last message repeated 2 times
    Apr 14 16:08:55 Ubuntu-Eee NetworkManager: <info> (wlan0): supplicant connection state: associated -> disconnected
    Apr 14 16:08:55 Ubuntu-Eee wpa_supplicant[663]: Authentication with 00:00:00:00:00:00 timed out.
    Apr 14 16:09:10 Ubuntu-Eee NetworkManager: <info> wlan0: link timed out.
    root@Ubuntu-Eee:~#

    root@Ubuntu-Eee:~# lshw -C Network
    *-network
    description: Ethernet interface
    product: Atheros AR8121/AR8113/AR8114 PCI-E Ethernet Controller
    vendor: Atheros Communications
    physical id: 0
    bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
    logical name: eth0
    version: b0
    serial: 00:22:15:30:41:ca
    capacity: 100MB/s
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pm msi pciexpress vpd bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
    configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=ATL1E driverversion=1.0.0.7-NAPI firmware=L1e latency=0 link=no multicast=yes port=twisted pair
    resources: irq:28 memory:fe8c0000-fe8fffff ioport:dc80(size=128)
    *-network
    description: Wireless interface
    product: RT2860
    vendor: RaLink
    physical id: 0
    bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
    logical name: wlan0
    version: 00
    serial: 00:15:af:bb:be:a1
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
    configuration: broadcast=yes driver=rt2860 latency=0 multicast=yes wireless=RT2860 Wireless
    resources: irq:19 memory:fa7f0000-fa7fffff
    root@Ubuntu-Eee:~#

    root@Ubuntu-Eee:~# iwconfig wlan0
    wlan0 RT2860 Wireless ESSID:"" Nickname:"RT2860STA"
    Mode:Auto Frequency=2.457 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
    Bit Rate:1 Mb/s
    RTS thrff Fragment thrff
    Encryption keyff
    Link Quality=91/100 Signal level:-70 dBm Noise level:-97 dBm
    Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
    Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0


    root@Ubuntu-Eee:~# lsmod
    Module Size Used by
    binfmt_misc 6587 1
    ppdev 5259 0
    snd_hda_codec_realtek 203169 1
    joydev 8708 0
    fbcon 35102 71
    tileblit 2031 1 fbcon
    font 7557 1 fbcon
    bitblit 4707 1 fbcon
    softcursor 1189 1 bitblit
    vga16fb 11385 0
    vgastate 8961 1 vga16fb
    snd_hda_intel 21877 2
    snd_hda_codec 74201 2 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel
    snd_hwdep 5412 1 snd_hda_codec
    snd_pcm_oss 35308 0
    snd_mixer_oss 13746 1 snd_pcm_oss
    snd_pcm 70662 3 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_pcm_oss
    snd_seq_dummy 1338 0
    snd_seq_oss 26726 0
    snd_seq_midi 4557 0
    snd_rawmidi 19056 1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq_midi_event 6003 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq 47263 6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_mid i_event
    snd_timer 19098 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    snd_seq_device 5700 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi ,snd_seq
    i915 282124 3
    snd 54148 16 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec, snd_hwdep,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_se q_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
    drm_kms_helper 29297 1 i915
    uvcvideo 56990 0
    psmouse 63245 0
    drm 162567 4 i915,drm_kms_helper
    intel_agp 24177 2 i915
    videodev 34361 1 uvcvideo
    v4l1_compat 13251 2 uvcvideo,videodev
    serio_raw 3978 0
    soundcore 6620 1 snd
    rt2860sta 481849 1
    i2c_algo_bit 5028 1 i915
    agpgart 31724 2 drm,intel_agp
    snd_page_alloc 7172 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    video 17375 1 i915
    output 1871 1 video
    eeepc_laptop 12847 0
    lp 7028 0
    parport 32635 2 ppdev,lp
    atl1e 28146 0

    ******* From dmesg: **********

    [ 752.600048] ERROR!!! RTMPCancelTimer failed, Timer hasn't been initialize!
    [ 757.612313] ===>rt_ioctl_giwscan. 1(1) BSS returned, data->length = 171
    [ 757.612859] ==>rt_ioctl_siwfreq::SIOCSIWFREQ[cmd=0x8b04] (Channel=10)
    [ 767.653070] ERROR!!! RTMPCancelTimer failed, Timer hasn't been initialize!
    [ 772.654636] ===>rt_ioctl_giwscan. 1(1) BSS returned, data->length = 171
    [ 772.655152] ==>rt_ioctl_siwfreq::SIOCSIWFREQ[cmd=0x8b04] (Channel=10)
    [ 782.128991] ERROR!!! RTMPCancelTimer failed, Timer hasn't been initialize!
    [ 782.130172] ERROR!!! RTMPCancelTimer failed, Timer hasn't been initialize!
    [ 834.133412] ===>rt_ioctl_giwscan. 1(1) BSS returned, data->length = 171
    [ 834.134017] ==>rt_ioctl_siwfreq::SIOCSIWFREQ[cmd=0x8b04] (Channel=10)
    [ 844.260451] ERROR!!! RTMPCancelTimer failed, Timer hasn't been initialize!
    [ 849.263102] ===>rt_ioctl_giwscan. 1(1) BSS returned, data->length = 171
    [ 849.263850] ==>rt_ioctl_siwfreq::SIOCSIWFREQ[cmd=0x8b04] (Channel=10)
    [ 859.313646] ERROR!!! RTMPCancelTimer failed, Timer hasn't been initialize!
    [ 864.319768] ===>rt_ioctl_giwscan. 1(1) BSS returned, data->length = 171
    [ 864.320370] ==>rt_ioctl_siwfreq::SIOCSIWFREQ[cmd=0x8b04] (Channel=10)
    [ 874.364637] ERROR!!! RTMPCancelTimer failed, Timer hasn't been initialize!
    [ 879.366050] ===>rt_ioctl_giwscan. 2(2) BSS returned, data->length = 350
    [ 879.366825] ==>rt_ioctl_siwfreq::SIOCSIWFREQ[cmd=0x8b04] (Channel=10)
    [ 889.129076] ERROR!!! RTMPCancelTimer failed, Timer hasn't been initialize!


    root@Ubuntu-Eee:~# iwlist scan
    lo Interface doesn't support scanning.

    eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

    wlan0 Scan completed :
    Cell 01 - Address: 00:23:69:A6:761
    Protocol:802.11b/g
    ESSID:"BCG"
    Mode:Managed
    Channel:10
    Quality:44/100 Signal level:-72 dBm Noise level:-97 dBm
    Encryption keyn
    Bit Rates:54 Mb/s
    IE: WPA Version 1
    Group Cipher : TKIP
    Pairwise Ciphers (2) : CCMP TKIP
    Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
    IE: IEEE 802.11i/WPA2 Version 1
    Group Cipher : TKIP
    Pairwise Ciphers (2) : CCMP TKIP
    Authentication Suites (1) : PSK

    root@Ubuntu-Eee:~# uname -mr
    2.6.32-20-generic i686

    root@Ubuntu-Eee:/etc# modinfo rt2860sta
    filename: /lib/modules/2.6.32-20-generic/kernel/drivers/staging/rt2860/rt2860sta.ko
    version: 1.8.1.1
    license: GPL
    srcversion: CAEA506C88572D233F96224
    alias: pci:v00001432d00007768sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias: pci:v00001432d00007748sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias: pci:v00001432d00007738sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias: pci:v00001432d00007727sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias: pci:v00001432d00007758sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias: pci:v00001432d00007728sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias: pci:v00001432d00007708sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias: pci:v00001A3Bd00001059sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias: pci:v00001814d00000781sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias: pci:v00001814d00000701sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias: pci:v00001814d00000681sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias: pci:v00001814d00000601sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    depends:
    staging: Y
    vermagic: 2.6.32-20-generic SMP mod_unload modversions 586
    parm: mac:rt28xx: wireless mac addr (charp)

    ***** Not one to give up easily, I added wpa_supplicant.conf: ***

    network={
    ssid="BCG"
    proto=WPA
    scan_ssid=1
    key_mgmt=WPA-PSK
    psk="mysecretkey"
    }
    .... and here is what I got after restart:


    root@Ubuntu-Eee:~# tail /var/log/syslog
    Apr 14 17:23:43 Ubuntu-Eee NetworkManager: <info> Activation (wlan0/wireless): connection 'BC Girl' has security, and secrets exist. No new secrets needed.
    Apr 14 17:23:43 Ubuntu-Eee NetworkManager: <info> Config: added 'ssid' value 'BCG'
    Apr 14 17:23:43 Ubuntu-Eee NetworkManager: <info> Config: added 'scan_ssid' value '1'
    Apr 14 17:23:43 Ubuntu-Eee NetworkManager: <info> Config: added 'key_mgmt' value 'WPA-PSK'
    Apr 14 17:23:43 Ubuntu-Eee NetworkManager: <info> Config: added 'psk' value '<omitted>'
    Apr 14 17:23:43 Ubuntu-Eee NetworkManager: nm_setting_802_1x_get_pkcs11_engine_path: assertion `NM_IS_SETTING_802_1X (setting)' failed
    Apr 14 17:23:43 Ubuntu-Eee NetworkManager: nm_setting_802_1x_get_pkcs11_module_path: assertion `NM_IS_SETTING_802_1X (setting)' failed
    Apr 14 17:23:43 Ubuntu-Eee NetworkManager: <info> Activation (wlan0) Stage 2 of 5 (Device Configure) complete.
    Apr 14 17:23:43 Ubuntu-Eee NetworkManager: <info> Config: set interface ap_scan to 1
    Apr 14 17:23:43 Ubuntu-Eee NetworkManager: <info> (wlan0): supplicant connection state: disconnected -> scanning

    ... It clearly processes the file, but still, no joy.

    Cheers, ....Erik.

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    Re: Wireless LAN does not connect

    Hello,

    Check this out: http://wiki.debian.org/DebianEeePC/Model/901. Then you can run:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install firmware-iwlwifi
    See if that gets you up and running.

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    Re: Wireless LAN does not connect

    "Crafty",

    Thanks, I will try that when I get home (I'm located in Vancouver, so the work day has just started).

    Cheers, ....Erik.

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    Re: Wireless LAN does not connect

    Hello again, Montana,

    I'm not having much luck.

    I first updated the repository list per eeepc.debian.net, then tried to install eeepc-acpi-scripts, but it reports that packages are broken.

    Next, tried to install firmware-iwlwifi. No can't do. The package cannot be found.

    I am really puzzled here. I though that netbook support was introduced as of 9.10? Is there something or some step that I am missing?

    Cheers, ....Erik.

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    Re: Wireless LAN does not connect on Asus Eee 901 -Solved

    Well, some additional experimentation bore fruit.

    I took the Eee 901 very close to the access point (a Linksys wireless router) and re-booted. This time I got connected.

    When I moved away from the router, I guess it temporarily lost signal and would not recover - even though auto connect is on.

    I decided to try some different setting on the router just for fun. The encryption scheme was set to TKIP+AES, which works fine for all the other machines and did work fine for another Ubuntu installation I had (9.10) at some point. Anyway, I changed it to AES and now the 901 connects!

    I use WPA2 and a password, BTW.

    I hope this information is useful for other people.

    Cheers, ....Erik.

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    Re: Wireless LAN does not connect

    Hey Erik,

    Sorry I was about to give you more instructions about installing the driver, but this is great news! I'm so glad you fixed the problem.

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    Re: Wireless LAN does not connect

    Montana,

    Yes, thanks for all your suggestions. I learned a lot!

    Cheers, ....Erik.

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