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    Re: Realtek RTL8723AE wireless drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew_Lucas View Post
    Code:
    *************** info trace ***************
    
    ***** uname -a *****
    
    Linux ZoostormLinuxLaptop 3.8.0-29-generic #42-Ubuntu SMP Tue Aug 13 19:40:39 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
    
    ***** lsb_release *****
    
    Distributor ID:    Ubuntu
    Description:    Ubuntu 13.04
    Release:    13.04
    Codename:    raring
    
    ***** lspci *****
    
    02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8723AE PCIe Wireless Network Adapter [10ec:8723]
        Subsystem: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device [10ec:0726]
        Kernel driver in use: rtl8723ae
    --
    03:00.2 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller [10ec:8168] (rev 0a)
        Subsystem: CLEVO/KAPOK Computer Device [1558:0240]
        Kernel driver in use: r8169
    
    ***** lsusb *****
    
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
    Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 003: ID 0bda:8723 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. 
    Bus 002 Device 004: ID 04f2:b34c Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd 
    
    ***** PCMCIA Card Info *****
    
    
    ***** iwconfig *****
    
    wlan0     IEEE 802.11bgn  ESSID:off/any  
              Mode:Managed  Access Point: Not-Associated   Tx-Power=off   
              Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr=2347 B   Fragment thr:off
              Power Management:on
              
    
    ***** rfkill *****
    
    0: hci0: Bluetooth
        Soft blocked: yes
        Hard blocked: no
    1: phy0: Wireless LAN
        Soft blocked: no
        Hard blocked: yes
    
    ***** lsmod *****
    
    rndis_wlan             36998  0 
    rndis_host             13855  1 rndis_wlan
    usbnet                 31879  3 rndis_host,rndis_wlan,cdc_ether
    rtl8723ae              86459  0 
    rtlwifi                79673  1 rtl8723ae
    mac80211              606457  1 rtlwifi
    cfg80211              510937  3 mac80211,rndis_wlan,rtlwifi
    
    ***** nm-tool *****
    
    NetworkManager Tool
    
    State: disconnected
    
    - Device: eth0 -----------------------------------------------------------------
      Type:              Wired
      Driver:            r8169
      State:             unavailable
      Default:           no
      HW Address:        00:90:F5:E0:F6:B6
    
      Capabilities:
        Carrier Detect:  yes
    
      Wired Properties
        Carrier:         off
    
    
    - Device: wlan0 ----------------------------------------------------------------
      Type:              802.11 WiFi
      Driver:            rtl8723ae
      State:             unavailable
      Default:           no
      HW Address:        20:16:D8:D3:FB:6B
    
      Capabilities:
    
      Wireless Properties
        WEP Encryption:  yes
        WPA Encryption:  yes
        WPA2 Encryption: yes
    
      Wireless Access Points 
    
    
    
    ***** NetworkManager.state *****
    [main]
    NetworkingEnabled=true
    WirelessEnabled=true
    WWANEnabled=true
    WimaxEnabled=true
    
    ***** NetworkManager.conf *****
    
    [main]
    plugins=ifupdown,keyfile
    dns=dnsmasq
    
    [ifupdown]
    managed=false
    
    ***** interfaces *****
    
    # interfaces(5) file used by ifup(8) and ifdown(8)
    auto lo
    iface lo inet loopback
    
    ***** iwlist *****
    
    
    ***** resolv.conf *****
    
    
    ***** blacklist *****
    That's with the "WiFi disabled by hardware switch" bug in the GUI. I'm going to reboot and see if I can get rid of that, and then I'll post again the output from the script.

    Btw, I also tried Wicd, I was getting some DBUS error, and couldn't get it to function at all. It ended up being purged, I'm back to using network-manager and network-manager-gnome now.

    I'm going to file a bug report too, and send an email to the authors - any suggestions on exactly what info I should send them?
    Code:
    *************** info trace ***************
    
    ***** uname -a *****
    
    Linux ZoostormLinuxLaptop 3.8.0-29-generic #42-Ubuntu SMP Tue Aug 13 19:40:39 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
    
    ***** lsb_release *****
    
    Distributor ID:    Ubuntu
    Description:    Ubuntu 13.04
    Release:    13.04
    Codename:    raring
    
    ***** lspci *****
    
    02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8723AE PCIe Wireless Network Adapter [10ec:8723]
        Subsystem: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device [10ec:0726]
        Kernel driver in use: rtl8723ae
    --
    03:00.2 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller [10ec:8168] (rev 0a)
        Subsystem: CLEVO/KAPOK Computer Device [1558:0240]
        Kernel driver in use: r8169
    
    ***** lsusb *****
    
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
    Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 003: ID 0bda:8723 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. 
    Bus 002 Device 004: ID 04f2:b34c Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd 
    
    ***** PCMCIA Card Info *****
    
    
    ***** iwconfig *****
    
    wlan0     IEEE 802.11bgn  ESSID:off/any  
              Mode:Managed  Access Point: Not-Associated   Tx-Power=20 dBm   
              Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr=2347 B   Fragment thr:off
              Power Management:off
              
    
    ***** rfkill *****
    
    0: hci0: Bluetooth
        Soft blocked: no
        Hard blocked: no
    1: phy0: Wireless LAN
        Soft blocked: no
        Hard blocked: no
    
    ***** lsmod *****
    
    rtl8723ae              86459  0 
    rtlwifi                79673  1 rtl8723ae
    mac80211              606457  1 rtlwifi
    cfg80211              510937  2 mac80211,rtlwifi
    
    ***** nm-tool *****
    
    NetworkManager Tool
    
    State: disconnected
    
    - Device: eth0 -----------------------------------------------------------------
      Type:              Wired
      Driver:            r8169
      State:             unavailable
      Default:           no
      HW Address:        00:90:F5:E0:F6:B6
    
      Capabilities:
        Carrier Detect:  yes
    
      Wired Properties
        Carrier:         off
    
    
    - Device: wlan0 ----------------------------------------------------------------
      Type:              802.11 WiFi
      Driver:            rtl8723ae
      State:             disconnected
      Default:           no
      HW Address:        20:16:D8:D3:FB:6B
    
      Capabilities:
    
      Wireless Properties
        WEP Encryption:  yes
        WPA Encryption:  yes
        WPA2 Encryption: yes
    
      Wireless Access Points 
        virginmedia6871641: Infra, 00:8E:F2:C9:E1:BC, Freq 2462 MHz, Rate 54 Mb/s, Strength 26 WPA WPA2
        NETGEAR38:       Infra, 28:C6:8E:B2:74:2D, Freq 2412 MHz, Rate 54 Mb/s, Strength 10 WPA2
        virginmedia2191909: Infra, A0:21:B7:D5:DE:8C, Freq 2412 MHz, Rate 54 Mb/s, Strength 40 WPA WPA2
        millers network: Infra, 00:1C:DF:E4:03:3B, Freq 2437 MHz, Rate 54 Mb/s, Strength 34 WPA WPA2
        ZyXEL_6286sil:   Infra, 40:4A:03:CE:8A:CA, Freq 2437 MHz, Rate 54 Mb/s, Strength 100 WPA
        virginmedia8829612: Infra, 84:1B:5E:A0:DD:56, Freq 2437 MHz, Rate 54 Mb/s, Strength 26 WPA2
    
    
    
    ***** NetworkManager.state *****
    [main]
    NetworkingEnabled=true
    WirelessEnabled=true
    WWANEnabled=true
    WimaxEnabled=true
    
    ***** NetworkManager.conf *****
    
    [main]
    plugins=ifupdown,keyfile
    dns=dnsmasq
    
    no-auto-default=00:90:F5:E0:F6:B6,
    
    [ifupdown]
    managed=false
    
    ***** interfaces *****
    
    # interfaces(5) file used by ifup(8) and ifdown(8)
    auto lo
    iface lo inet loopback
    
    ***** iwlist *****
    
    wlan0     Scan completed :
              Cell 01 - Address: 84:1B:5E:A0:DD:56
                        Channel:6
                        Frequency:2.437 GHz (Channel 6)
                        Quality=18/70  Signal level=-92 dBm  
                        Encryption key:on
                        ESSID:"virginmedia8829612"
                        Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
                                  24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                        Bit Rates:6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s
                        Mode:Master
                        Extra:tsf=0000002d106b5375
                        Extra: Last beacon: 4ms ago
                        IE: Unknown: 001276697267696E6D6564696138383239363132
                        IE: Unknown: 010882848B962430486C
                        IE: Unknown: 030106
                        IE: Unknown: 2A0104
                        IE: Unknown: 2F0104
                        IE: IEEE 802.11i/WPA2 Version 1
                            Group Cipher : CCMP
                            Pairwise Ciphers (1) : CCMP
                            Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
                        IE: Unknown: 32040C121860
                        IE: Unknown: 2D1AFC181BFFFF000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
                        IE: Unknown: 3D1606001700000000000000000000000000000000000000
                        IE: Unknown: DD090010180203F02C0000
                        IE: Unknown: DD180050F2020101800003A4000027A4000042435E0062322F00
              Cell 02 - Address: 00:8E:F2:C9:E1:BC
                        Channel:11
                        Frequency:2.462 GHz (Channel 11)
                        Quality=12/70  Signal level=-98 dBm  
                        Encryption key:on
                        ESSID:"virginmedia6871641"
                        Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
                                  24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                        Bit Rates:6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s
                        Mode:Master
                        Extra:tsf=00000017d0daa6d3
                        Extra: Last beacon: 4ms ago
                        IE: Unknown: 001276697267696E6D6564696136383731363431
                        IE: Unknown: 010882848B962430486C
                        IE: Unknown: 03010B
                        IE: Unknown: 2A0104
                        IE: Unknown: 2F0104
                        IE: IEEE 802.11i/WPA2 Version 1
                            Group Cipher : TKIP
                            Pairwise Ciphers (2) : CCMP TKIP
                            Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
                        IE: Unknown: 32040C121860
                        IE: Unknown: 2D1AFC181BFFFF000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
                        IE: Unknown: 3D160B080400000000000000000000000000000000000000
                        IE: Unknown: DD7E0050F204104A0001101044000102103B00010310470010D4A0FBB0A670984D0851E3C453996B9A102100074E657467656172102300074E6574676561721024000631323334353610420007303030303030311054000800060050F204000110110007564D4447343835100800022008103C0001011049000600372A000120
                        IE: Unknown: DD090010180205F02C0000
                        IE: WPA Version 1
                            Group Cipher : TKIP
                            Pairwise Ciphers (2) : CCMP TKIP
                            Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
                        IE: Unknown: DD180050F2020101800003A4000027A4000042435E0062322F00
              Cell 03 - Address: A0:21:B7:D5:DE:8C
                        Channel:1
                        Frequency:2.412 GHz (Channel 1)
                        Quality=38/70  Signal level=-72 dBm  
                        Encryption key:on
                        ESSID:"virginmedia2191909"
                        Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
                                  24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                        Bit Rates:6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s
                        Mode:Master
                        Extra:tsf=000000feca48219f
                        Extra: Last beacon: 14520ms ago
                        IE: Unknown: 001276697267696E6D6564696132313931393039
                        IE: Unknown: 010882848B962430486C
                        IE: Unknown: 030101
                        IE: Unknown: 050400010000
                        IE: Unknown: 2A0100
                        IE: Unknown: 2F0100
                        IE: IEEE 802.11i/WPA2 Version 1
                            Group Cipher : TKIP
                            Pairwise Ciphers (2) : CCMP TKIP
                            Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
                        IE: Unknown: 32040C121860
                        IE: Unknown: DD0E0050F204104A0001101044000102
                        IE: Unknown: DD090010180201F0050000
                        IE: WPA Version 1
                            Group Cipher : TKIP
                            Pairwise Ciphers (2) : CCMP TKIP
                            Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
                        IE: Unknown: DD180050F2020101800003A4000027A4000042435E0062322F00
              Cell 04 - Address: 00:1C:DF:E4:03:3B
                        Channel:6
                        Frequency:2.437 GHz (Channel 6)
                        Quality=16/70  Signal level=-94 dBm  
                        Encryption key:on
                        ESSID:"millers network"
                        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=0000029dd92ed16e
                        Extra: Last beacon: 560ms ago
                        IE: Unknown: 000F6D696C6C657273206E6574776F726B
                        IE: Unknown: 010882848B961224486C
                        IE: Unknown: 030106
                        IE: Unknown: 32040C183060
                        IE: Unknown: 0706555320010B10
                        IE: Unknown: 33082001020304050607
                        IE: Unknown: 33082105060708090A0B
                        IE: Unknown: DD0E0050F204104A0001101044000102
                        IE: Unknown: 050400010006
                        IE: Unknown: 2A0104
                        IE: Unknown: 2D1AEE1117FFFF0000010000000000000000000000000C0000000000
                        IE: Unknown: 3D1606070000000000000000000000000000000000000000
                        IE: Unknown: 7F0101
                        IE: WPA Version 1
                            Group Cipher : TKIP
                            Pairwise Ciphers (2) : TKIP CCMP
                            Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
                        IE: IEEE 802.11i/WPA2 Version 1
                            Group Cipher : TKIP
                            Pairwise Ciphers (2) : TKIP CCMP
                            Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
                        IE: Unknown: DD180050F2020101000003A4000027A4000042435E0062322F00
                        IE: Unknown: DD1E00904C33EE1117FFFF0000010000000000000000000000000C0000000000
                        IE: Unknown: DD1A00904C3406070000000000000000000000000000000000000000
                        IE: Unknown: DD07000C4304000000
    
    
    ***** resolv.conf *****
    
    
    ***** blacklist *****
    I executed the script using the sh command, after entering the password and having it return as failed (or, rather, just having it returned without any output at all - as if I'd made a typo, which checking and rechecking showed I hadn't).

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    Re: Realtek RTL8723AE wireless drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew_Lucas View Post
    I executed the script using the sh command, after entering the password and having it return as failed...
    Please run it without 'sh'. If you must use an interpreter command (for example if you are running the script from a FAT partition), use 'bash' instead of 'sh'. That is, either -
    Code:
    ./wireless_script
    or
    Code:
    bash wireless_script
    The script contains code that is not compatible with 'sh' shell, so it terminates at the blacklist part, thus not giving us a full report.

    Oh, and the previous result contained the rndis_wlan driver. We (yeah, some very good people are watching it) are suspecting that it may be conflicting with rtl8723ae/rtlwifi, especially over the cfg80211 driver. These drivers will be loaded as soon as you plug in the USB adapter and will remain loaded until next boot (or until being manually unloaded).

    So make sure to run the script after a fresh boot, without plugging in the USB adapter (like you did the 2nd time).
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    Re: Realtek RTL8723AE wireless drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by varunendra View Post
    Please run it without 'sh'. If you must use an interpreter command (for example if you are running the script from a FAT partition), use 'bash' instead of 'sh'. That is, either -
    Code:
    ./wireless_script
    or
    Code:
    bash wireless_script
    The script contains code that is not compatible with 'sh' shell, so it terminates at the blacklist part, thus not giving us a full report.

    Oh, and the previous result contained the rndis_wlan driver. We (yeah, some very good people are watching it) are suspecting that it may be conflicting with rtl8723ae/rtlwifi, especially over the cfg80211 driver. These drivers will be loaded as soon as you plug in the USB adapter and will remain loaded until next boot (or until being manually unloaded).

    So make sure to run the script after a fresh boot, without plugging in the USB adapter (like you did the 2nd time).
    Does the "hardware switch disabled" make any difference?

    Thanks for the support! I'll generate a report now, with bash (it didn't seem to do anything through the GUI, i.e. just by clicking)?

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    Re: Realtek RTL8723AE wireless drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew_Lucas View Post
    Does the "hardware switch disabled" make any difference?

    Thanks for the support! I'll generate a report now, with bash (it didn't seem to do anything through the GUI, i.e. just by clicking)?
    Yes it does make a big difference. There may be quite a few reasons for the hardware switch issue, like a dodgy switch, buggy BIOS, probably a lose card, a BIOS setting to disable the internal card when another interface is working etc.

    For now, please try whatever you do to enable it again, then run the script when it is "attempting to connect" (and failing).

    The GUI method should have worked if the script is on your desktop or home. It will fail if it has not been made executable (you won't get the "Run" option after double-clicking it). However, the nautilus settings in 13.04 have been changed a bit, so "nothing happening just by double-clicking" may be a result of such a change EDIT : You are on Xubuntu, so you must be using Thunar instead of Nautilus file manager. I'm not sure about its behaviour... I'll take a look at it and will update my Wireless Script Instructions post as and if required. Thanks for pointing that out.
    Last edited by varunendra; August 25th, 2013 at 08:13 PM.
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    Re: Realtek RTL8723AE wireless drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by varunendra View Post
    Yes it does make a big difference. There may be quite a few reasons for the hardware switch issue, like a dodgy switch, buggy BIOS, probably a lose card, a BIOS setting to disable the internal card when another interface is working etc.

    For now, please try whatever you do to enable it again, then run the script when it is "attempting to connect" (and failing).

    The GUI method should have worked if the script is on your desktop or home. It will fail if it has not been made executable (you won't get the "Run" option after double-clicking it). However, the nautilus settings in 13.04 have been changed a bit, so "nothing happening just by double-clicking" may be a result of such a change EDIT : You are on Xubuntu, so you must be using Thunar instead of Nautilus file manager. I'm not sure about its behaviour... I'll take a look at it and will update my Wireless Script Instructions post as and if required. Thanks for pointing that out.
    Just a note: my computer is certainly capable (decent dual core Pentium, 8GB RAM etc) of running KDE/Gnome/Unity, but I decided on Xubuntu because I liked the interface. It doesn't have any of KDE's clunkiness and is much more intuitive than GNOME. I migrated from KDE, after a year or more using that, and I do miss the "everything is configurable" approach, though. Tabbed browsing is a must for me, too, so I use PCManFM rather than Thunar (which without tabbed browsing I find incredibly irritating).

    Right, this first output is from before attempting to connect to any network (wireless network, in both cases, I executed the script before connecting my phone for the USB tethering).

    I'm a little alarmed you mentioned a loose card, since the laptop is only a few weeks old - I just assumed that it was a bug, since rebooting (or, rather, shutting down completely and starting from cold) seems to fix it? I've checked in the BIOS (since that's what some threads I found suggested) and there's no option to either disable or enable the wireless adapter. All there is is an option to boot from the network (I sometimes find trying that, waiting for it to give up looking for a network device, and then letting it boot from the HDD fixed the "hardware switch disabled" issue).

    I don't know if it is relevant, but I should probably mention that when I got the computer, I put the BIOS in "legacy mode" (to disable that security feature - the name of which has escaped me for the moment D; ). I'm unlikely to install Windows on this computer, but if down the line I decided to, I thought it would be better to avoid the conflict that can occur if both your Linux and Windows installations don't have that security feature enabled. (Vague, I know, but the name has completely escaped me...E something possibly?).

    Anyway, output 1:

    Code:
    *************** info trace ***************
    
    ***** uname -a *****
    
    Linux ZoostormLinuxLaptop 3.8.0-29-generic #42-Ubuntu SMP Tue Aug 13 19:40:39 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
    
    ***** lsb_release *****
    
    Distributor ID:    Ubuntu
    Description:    Ubuntu 13.04
    Release:    13.04
    Codename:    raring
    
    ***** lspci *****
    
    02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8723AE PCIe Wireless Network Adapter [10ec:8723]
        Subsystem: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device [10ec:0726]
        Kernel driver in use: rtl8723ae
    --
    03:00.2 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller [10ec:8168] (rev 0a)
        Subsystem: CLEVO/KAPOK Computer Device [1558:0240]
        Kernel driver in use: r8169
    
    ***** lsusb *****
    
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
    Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 003: ID 0bda:8723 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. 
    Bus 002 Device 004: ID 04f2:b34c Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd 
    
    ***** PCMCIA Card Info *****
    
    
    ***** iwconfig *****
    
    wlan0     IEEE 802.11bgn  ESSID:off/any  
              Mode:Managed  Access Point: Not-Associated   Tx-Power=20 dBm   
              Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr=2347 B   Fragment thr:off
              Power Management:off
              
    
    ***** rfkill *****
    
    0: hci0: Bluetooth
        Soft blocked: no
        Hard blocked: no
    1: phy0: Wireless LAN
        Soft blocked: no
        Hard blocked: no
    
    ***** lsmod *****
    
    rtl8723ae              86459  0 
    rtlwifi                79673  1 rtl8723ae
    mac80211              606457  1 rtlwifi
    cfg80211              510937  2 mac80211,rtlwifi
    
    ***** nm-tool *****
    
    NetworkManager Tool
    
    State: disconnected
    
    - Device: eth0 -----------------------------------------------------------------
      Type:              Wired
      Driver:            r8169
      State:             unavailable
      Default:           no
      HW Address:        <MAC address removed>
    
      Capabilities:
        Carrier Detect:  yes
    
      Wired Properties
        Carrier:         off
    
    
    - Device: wlan0 ----------------------------------------------------------------
      Type:              802.11 WiFi
      Driver:            rtl8723ae
      State:             disconnected
      Default:           no
      HW Address:        <MAC address removed>
    
      Capabilities:
    
      Wireless Properties
        WEP Encryption:  yes
        WPA Encryption:  yes
        WPA2 Encryption: yes
    
      Wireless Access Points 
        virginmedia8829612: Infra, <MAC address removed>, Freq 2437 MHz, Rate 54 Mb/s, Strength 26 WPA2
        ZyXEL_6286sil:   Infra, <MAC address removed>, Freq 2437 MHz, Rate 54 Mb/s, Strength 100 WPA
        DAZ:             Infra, <MAC address removed>, Freq 2412 MHz, Rate 54 Mb/s, Strength 80 WPA2
        millers network: Infra, <MAC address removed>, Freq 2437 MHz, Rate 54 Mb/s, Strength 24 WPA WPA2
        virginmedia2191909: Infra, <MAC address removed>, Freq 2412 MHz, Rate 54 Mb/s, Strength 20 WPA WPA2
        virginmedia6871641: Infra, <MAC address removed>, Freq 2462 MHz, Rate 54 Mb/s, Strength 17 WPA WPA2
    
    
    
    ***** NetworkManager.state *****
    [main]
    NetworkingEnabled=true
    WirelessEnabled=true
    WWANEnabled=true
    WimaxEnabled=true
    
    ***** NetworkManager.conf *****
    
    [main]
    plugins=ifupdown,keyfile
    dns=dnsmasq
    
    no-auto-default=<MAC address removed>,
    
    [ifupdown]
    managed=false
    
    ***** interfaces *****
    
    # interfaces(5) file used by ifup(8) and ifdown(8)
    auto lo
    iface lo inet loopback
    
    ***** iwlist *****
    
    wlan0     Scan completed :
              Cell 01 - Address: <MAC address removed>
                        Channel:6
                        Frequency:2.437 GHz (Channel 6)
                        Quality=30/70  Signal level=-80 dBm  
                        Encryption key:on
                        ESSID:"virginmedia8829612"
                        Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
                                  24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                        Bit Rates:6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s
                        Mode:Master
                        Extra:tsf=00000030cd3ae818
                        Extra: Last beacon: 4ms ago
                        IE: Unknown: 001276697267696E6D6564696138383239363132
                        IE: Unknown: 010882848B962430486C
                        IE: Unknown: 030106
                        IE: Unknown: 2A0100
                        IE: Unknown: 2F0100
                        IE: IEEE 802.11i/WPA2 Version 1
                            Group Cipher : CCMP
                            Pairwise Ciphers (1) : CCMP
                            Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
                        IE: Unknown: 32040C121860
                        IE: Unknown: 2D1AFC181BFFFF000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
                        IE: Unknown: 3D1606080400000000000000000000000000000000000000
                        IE: Unknown: DD090010180202F02C0000
                        IE: Unknown: DD180050F2020101800003A4000027A4000042435E0062322F00
              Cell 02 - Address: <MAC address removed>
                        Channel:1
                        Frequency:2.412 GHz (Channel 1)
                        Quality=70/70  Signal level=0 dBm  
                        Encryption key:on
                        ESSID:"virginmedia2191909"
                        Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
                                  24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                        Bit Rates:6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s
                        Mode:Master
                        Extra:tsf=0000010287ead187
                        Extra: Last beacon: 952ms ago
                        IE: Unknown: 001276697267696E6D6564696132313931393039
                        IE: Unknown: 010882848B962430486C
                        IE: Unknown: 030101
                        IE: Unknown: 050400010000
                        IE: Unknown: 2A0100
                        IE: Unknown: 2F0100
                        IE: IEEE 802.11i/WPA2 Version 1
                            Group Cipher : TKIP
                            Pairwise Ciphers (2) : CCMP TKIP
                            Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
                        IE: Unknown: 32040C121860
                        IE: Unknown: DD0E0050F204104A0001101044000102
                        IE: Unknown: DD090010180201F0050000
                        IE: WPA Version 1
                            Group Cipher : TKIP
                            Pairwise Ciphers (2) : CCMP TKIP
                            Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
                        IE: Unknown: DD180050F2020101800003A4000027A4000042435E0062322F00
              Cell 03 - Address: <MAC address removed>
                        Channel:11
                        Frequency:2.462 GHz (Channel 11)
                        Quality=30/70  Signal level=-80 dBm  
                        Encryption key:on
                        ESSID:"virginmedia6871641"
                        Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
                                  24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                        Bit Rates:6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s
                        Mode:Master
                        Extra:tsf=0000001b8dae0bcf
                        Extra: Last beacon: 4ms ago
                        IE: Unknown: 001276697267696E6D6564696136383731363431
                        IE: Unknown: 010882848B962430486C
                        IE: Unknown: 03010B
                        IE: Unknown: 2A0104
                        IE: Unknown: 2F0104
                        IE: IEEE 802.11i/WPA2 Version 1
                            Group Cipher : TKIP
                            Pairwise Ciphers (2) : CCMP TKIP
                            Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
                        IE: Unknown: 32040C121860
                        IE: Unknown: 2D1AFC181BFFFF000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
                        IE: Unknown: 3D160B080400000000000000000000000000000000000000
                        IE: Unknown: DD7E0050F204104A0001101044000102103B00010310470010D4A0FBB0A670984D0851E3C453996B9A102100074E657467656172102300074E6574676561721024000631323334353610420007303030303030311054000800060050F204000110110007564D4447343835100800022008103C0001011049000600372A000120
                        IE: Unknown: DD090010180206F02C0000
                        IE: WPA Version 1
                            Group Cipher : TKIP
                            Pairwise Ciphers (2) : CCMP TKIP
                            Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
                        IE: Unknown: DD180050F2020101800003A4000027A4000042435E0062322F00
    
    
    ***** resolv.conf *****
    
    
    ***** blacklist *****
    
    [/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-ath_pci.conf]
    blacklist ath_pci
    
    [/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf]
    blacklist evbug
    blacklist usbmouse
    blacklist usbkbd
    blacklist eepro100
    blacklist de4x5
    blacklist eth1394
    blacklist snd_intel8x0m
    blacklist snd_aw2
    blacklist i2c_i801
    blacklist prism54
    blacklist bcm43xx
    blacklist garmin_gps
    blacklist asus_acpi
    blacklist snd_pcsp
    blacklist pcspkr
    blacklist amd76x_edac
    
    ***** modinfo *****
    
    filename:       /lib/modules/3.8.0-29-generic/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/rtlwifi/rtl8723ae/rtl8723ae.ko
    firmware:       rtlwifi/rtl8723fw_B.bin
    firmware:       rtlwifi/rtl8723fw.bin
    description:    Realtek 8723E 802.11n PCI wireless
    license:        GPL
    author:         Larry Finger    <Larry.Finger@lwfinger.net>
    author:         Realtek WlanFAE    <wlanfae@realtek.com>
    author:         lizhaoming    <chaoming_li@realsil.com.cn>
    srcversion:     1197043093752E03A00CA5B
    alias:          pci:v000010ECd00008723sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    depends:        rtlwifi
    intree:         Y
    vermagic:       3.8.0-29-generic SMP mod_unload modversions 
    parm:           swenc:Set to 1 for software crypto (default 0)
     (bool)
    parm:           ips:Set to 0 to not use link power save (default 1)
     (bool)
    parm:           swlps:Set to 1 to use SW control power save (default 0)
     (bool)
    parm:           fwlps:Set to 1 to use FW control power save (default 1)
     (bool)
    parm:           debug:Set debug level (0-5) (default 0) (int)
    
    filename:       /lib/modules/3.8.0-29-generic/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/rtlwifi/rtlwifi.ko
    description:    Realtek 802.11n PCI wireless core
    license:        GPL
    author:         Larry Finger    <Larry.FInger@lwfinger.net>
    author:         Realtek WlanFAE    <wlanfae@realtek.com>
    author:         lizhaoming    <chaoming_li@realsil.com.cn>
    srcversion:     FA8C819FC50E5EFF6562FED
    depends:        mac80211,cfg80211
    intree:         Y
    vermagic:       3.8.0-29-generic SMP mod_unload modversions 
    
    
    ***** udev rules *****
    
    # PCI device 0x10ec:/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1c.3/0000:03:00.2 (r8169)
    SUBSYSTEM=="net", ACTION=="add", DRIVERS=="?*", ATTR{address}=="<MAC address removed>", ATTR{dev_id}=="0x0", ATTR{type}=="1", KERNEL=="eth*", NAME="eth0"
    
    # PCI device 0x10ec:/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1c.2/0000:02:00.0 (rtl8723ae)
    SUBSYSTEM=="net", ACTION=="add", DRIVERS=="?*", ATTR{address}=="<MAC address removed>", ATTR{dev_id}=="0x0", ATTR{type}=="1", KERNEL=="wlan*", NAME="wlan0"
    
    ***** dmesg *****
    
    [   12.945612] rtl8723ae: Using firmware rtlwifi/rtl8723fw_B.bin
    [   13.087462] ieee80211 phy0: Selected rate control algorithm 'rtl_rc'
    [   13.087638] rtlwifi: wireless switch is on
    [   17.390293] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
    [   17.390624] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
    
    ****************** done ******************
    Output 2 (remember, taken after attempting to connect):

    Code:
    *************** info trace ***************
    
    ***** uname -a *****
    
    Linux ZoostormLinuxLaptop 3.8.0-29-generic #42-Ubuntu SMP Tue Aug 13 19:40:39 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
    
    ***** lsb_release *****
    
    Distributor ID:    Ubuntu
    Description:    Ubuntu 13.04
    Release:    13.04
    Codename:    raring
    
    ***** lspci *****
    
    02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8723AE PCIe Wireless Network Adapter [10ec:8723]
        Subsystem: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device [10ec:0726]
        Kernel driver in use: rtl8723ae
    --
    03:00.2 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller [10ec:8168] (rev 0a)
        Subsystem: CLEVO/KAPOK Computer Device [1558:0240]
        Kernel driver in use: r8169
    
    ***** lsusb *****
    
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
    Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 003: ID 0bda:8723 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. 
    Bus 002 Device 004: ID 04f2:b34c Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd 
    
    ***** PCMCIA Card Info *****
    
    
    ***** iwconfig *****
    
    wlan0     IEEE 802.11bgn  ESSID:off/any  
              Mode:Managed  Access Point: Not-Associated   Tx-Power=20 dBm   
              Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr=2347 B   Fragment thr:off
              Power Management:off
              
    
    ***** rfkill *****
    
    0: hci0: Bluetooth
        Soft blocked: no
        Hard blocked: no
    1: phy0: Wireless LAN
        Soft blocked: no
        Hard blocked: no
    
    ***** lsmod *****
    
    rtl8723ae              86459  0 
    rtlwifi                79673  1 rtl8723ae
    mac80211              606457  1 rtlwifi
    cfg80211              510937  2 mac80211,rtlwifi
    
    ***** nm-tool *****
    
    NetworkManager Tool
    
    State: disconnected
    
    - Device: eth0 -----------------------------------------------------------------
      Type:              Wired
      Driver:            r8169
      State:             unavailable
      Default:           no
      HW Address:        <MAC address removed>
    
      Capabilities:
        Carrier Detect:  yes
    
      Wired Properties
        Carrier:         off
    
    
    - Device: wlan0 ----------------------------------------------------------------
      Type:              802.11 WiFi
      Driver:            rtl8723ae
      State:             disconnected
      Default:           no
      HW Address:        <MAC address removed>
    
      Capabilities:
    
      Wireless Properties
        WEP Encryption:  yes
        WPA Encryption:  yes
        WPA2 Encryption: yes
    
      Wireless Access Points 
        ZyXEL_6286sil:   Infra, <MAC address removed>, Freq 2437 MHz, Rate 54 Mb/s, Strength 16 WPA
        DAZ:             Infra, <MAC address removed>, Freq 2412 MHz, Rate 54 Mb/s, Strength 100 WPA2
        millers network: Infra, <MAC address removed>, Freq 2437 MHz, Rate 54 Mb/s, Strength 27 WPA WPA2
        virginmedia2191909: Infra, <MAC address removed>, Freq 2412 MHz, Rate 54 Mb/s, Strength 7 WPA WPA2
        virginmedia6871641: Infra, <MAC address removed>, Freq 2462 MHz, Rate 54 Mb/s, Strength 20 WPA WPA2
        virginmedia8829612: Infra, <MAC address removed>, Freq 2437 MHz, Rate 54 Mb/s, Strength 26 WPA2
        NETGEAR38:       Infra, <MAC address removed>, Freq 2412 MHz, Rate 54 Mb/s, Strength 30 WPA2
        virginmedia2731249: Infra, <MAC address removed>, Freq 2462 MHz, Rate 54 Mb/s, Strength 10 WPA WPA2
    
    
    
    ***** NetworkManager.state *****
    [main]
    NetworkingEnabled=true
    WirelessEnabled=true
    WWANEnabled=true
    WimaxEnabled=true
    
    ***** NetworkManager.conf *****
    
    [main]
    plugins=ifupdown,keyfile
    dns=dnsmasq
    
    no-auto-default=<MAC address removed>,
    
    [ifupdown]
    managed=false
    
    ***** interfaces *****
    
    # interfaces(5) file used by ifup(8) and ifdown(8)
    auto lo
    iface lo inet loopback
    
    ***** iwlist *****
    
    wlan0     Scan completed :
              Cell 01 - Address: <MAC address removed>
                        Channel:6
                        Frequency:2.437 GHz (Channel 6)
                        Quality=30/70  Signal level=-80 dBm  
                        Encryption key:on
                        ESSID:"virginmedia8829612"
                        Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
                                  24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                        Bit Rates:6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s
                        Mode:Master
                        Extra:tsf=000000310c79f71b
                        Extra: Last beacon: 8ms ago
                        IE: Unknown: 001276697267696E6D6564696138383239363132
                        IE: Unknown: 010882848B962430486C
                        IE: Unknown: 030106
                        IE: Unknown: 2A0104
                        IE: Unknown: 2F0104
                        IE: IEEE 802.11i/WPA2 Version 1
                            Group Cipher : CCMP
                            Pairwise Ciphers (1) : CCMP
                            Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
                        IE: Unknown: 32040C121860
                        IE: Unknown: 2D1AFC181BFFFF000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
                        IE: Unknown: 3D1606001700000000000000000000000000000000000000
                        IE: Unknown: DD090010180203F02C0000
                        IE: Unknown: DD180050F2020101800003A4000027A4000042435E0062322F00
              Cell 02 - Address: <MAC address removed>
                        Channel:11
                        Frequency:2.462 GHz (Channel 11)
                        Quality=12/70  Signal level=-98 dBm  
                        Encryption key:on
                        ESSID:"virginmedia6871641"
                        Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
                                  24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                        Bit Rates:6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s
                        Mode:Master
                        Extra:tsf=0000001bccef5beb
                        Extra: Last beacon: 8ms ago
                        IE: Unknown: 001276697267696E6D6564696136383731363431
                        IE: Unknown: 010882848B962430486C
                        IE: Unknown: 03010B
                        IE: Unknown: 2A0104
                        IE: Unknown: 2F0104
                        IE: IEEE 802.11i/WPA2 Version 1
                            Group Cipher : TKIP
                            Pairwise Ciphers (2) : CCMP TKIP
                            Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
                        IE: Unknown: 32040C121860
                        IE: Unknown: 2D1AFC181BFFFF000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
                        IE: Unknown: 3D160B080400000000000000000000000000000000000000
                        IE: Unknown: DD7E0050F204104A0001101044000102103B00010310470010D4A0FBB0A670984D0851E3C453996B9A102100074E657467656172102300074E6574676561721024000631323334353610420007303030303030311054000800060050F204000110110007564D4447343835100800022008103C0001011049000600372A000120
                        IE: Unknown: DD090010180205F02C0000
                        IE: WPA Version 1
                            Group Cipher : TKIP
                            Pairwise Ciphers (2) : CCMP TKIP
                            Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
                        IE: Unknown: DD180050F2020101800003A4000027A4000042435E0062322F00
    
    
    ***** resolv.conf *****
    
    
    ***** blacklist *****
    
    [/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-ath_pci.conf]
    blacklist ath_pci
    
    [/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf]
    blacklist evbug
    blacklist usbmouse
    blacklist usbkbd
    blacklist eepro100
    blacklist de4x5
    blacklist eth1394
    blacklist snd_intel8x0m
    blacklist snd_aw2
    blacklist i2c_i801
    blacklist prism54
    blacklist bcm43xx
    blacklist garmin_gps
    blacklist asus_acpi
    blacklist snd_pcsp
    blacklist pcspkr
    blacklist amd76x_edac
    
    ***** modinfo *****
    
    filename:       /lib/modules/3.8.0-29-generic/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/rtlwifi/rtl8723ae/rtl8723ae.ko
    firmware:       rtlwifi/rtl8723fw_B.bin
    firmware:       rtlwifi/rtl8723fw.bin
    description:    Realtek 8723E 802.11n PCI wireless
    license:        GPL
    author:         Larry Finger    <Larry.Finger@lwfinger.net>
    author:         Realtek WlanFAE    <wlanfae@realtek.com>
    author:         lizhaoming    <chaoming_li@realsil.com.cn>
    srcversion:     1197043093752E03A00CA5B
    alias:          pci:v000010ECd00008723sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    depends:        rtlwifi
    intree:         Y
    vermagic:       3.8.0-29-generic SMP mod_unload modversions 
    parm:           swenc:Set to 1 for software crypto (default 0)
     (bool)
    parm:           ips:Set to 0 to not use link power save (default 1)
     (bool)
    parm:           swlps:Set to 1 to use SW control power save (default 0)
     (bool)
    parm:           fwlps:Set to 1 to use FW control power save (default 1)
     (bool)
    parm:           debug:Set debug level (0-5) (default 0) (int)
    
    filename:       /lib/modules/3.8.0-29-generic/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/rtlwifi/rtlwifi.ko
    description:    Realtek 802.11n PCI wireless core
    license:        GPL
    author:         Larry Finger    <Larry.FInger@lwfinger.net>
    author:         Realtek WlanFAE    <wlanfae@realtek.com>
    author:         lizhaoming    <chaoming_li@realsil.com.cn>
    srcversion:     FA8C819FC50E5EFF6562FED
    depends:        mac80211,cfg80211
    intree:         Y
    vermagic:       3.8.0-29-generic SMP mod_unload modversions 
    
    
    ***** udev rules *****
    
    # PCI device 0x10ec:/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1c.3/0000:03:00.2 (r8169)
    SUBSYSTEM=="net", ACTION=="add", DRIVERS=="?*", ATTR{address}=="<MAC address removed>", ATTR{dev_id}=="0x0", ATTR{type}=="1", KERNEL=="eth*", NAME="eth0"
    
    # PCI device 0x10ec:/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1c.2/0000:02:00.0 (rtl8723ae)
    SUBSYSTEM=="net", ACTION=="add", DRIVERS=="?*", ATTR{address}=="<MAC address removed>", ATTR{dev_id}=="0x0", ATTR{type}=="1", KERNEL=="wlan*", NAME="wlan0"
    
    ***** dmesg *****
    
    [   12.945612] rtl8723ae: Using firmware rtlwifi/rtl8723fw_B.bin
    [   13.087462] ieee80211 phy0: Selected rate control algorithm 'rtl_rc'
    [   13.087638] rtlwifi: wireless switch is on
    [   17.390293] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
    [   17.390624] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
    [  152.580001] wlan0: authenticate with <MAC address removed>
    [  152.608779] wlan0: send auth to <MAC address removed> (try 1/3)
    [  152.610381] wlan0: authenticated
    [  152.611801] wlan0: associate with <MAC address removed> (try 1/3)
    [  152.614796] wlan0: RX AssocResp from <MAC address removed> (capab=0x411 status=0 aid=2)
    [  152.614918] wlan0: associated
    [  152.614925] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): wlan0: link becomes ready
    [  160.347715] wlan0: deauthenticated from <MAC address removed> (Reason: 15)
    [  166.399369] wlan0: authenticate with <MAC address removed>
    [  166.424987] wlan0: send auth to <MAC address removed> (try 1/3)
    [  166.426615] wlan0: authenticated
    [  166.430587] wlan0: associate with <MAC address removed> (try 1/3)
    [  166.433688] wlan0: RX AssocResp from <MAC address removed> (capab=0x411 status=0 aid=2)
    [  166.433819] wlan0: associated
    [  174.227434] wlan0: deauthenticated from <MAC address removed> (Reason: 15)
    
    ****************** done ******************

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    Re: Realtek RTL8723AE wireless drivers

    When Googling surrounding the "hardware switch disabled" bug, I came across rfkill, and it was describing the adapter as being "hard blocked". The GUI wasn't lying. I don't know if that gives any greater insight into the problem?

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    Re: Realtek RTL8723AE wireless drivers

    Hmm.. let's address things in the order you posted, including the offtopics
    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew_Lucas View Post
    Tabbed browsing is a must for me, too, so I use PCManFM rather than Thunar (which without tabbed browsing I find incredibly irritating).
    It seems the current versions of Thunar do have the tabbed browsing feature. I don't have an XFCE based distro ISO to verify that, but I just downloaded a screenshot for Thunar from Synaptic Package Manager and it shows tabs in it.

    .....I put the BIOS in "legacy mode" (to disable that security feature - the name of which has escaped me for the moment D; )..... the name has completely escaped me...E something possibly?).
    ..FI.
    It is EFI or UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface), and the security feature you are afraid of is called "Secure Boot", which in itself is not a bad thing, just its implementation by Microsoft is a bit controversial.

    Now onto the real business -

    Code:
    ***** dmesg *****
    
    [  152.610381] wlan0: authenticated
    [  152.611801] wlan0: associate with <MAC address removed> (try 1/3)
    [  152.614796] wlan0: RX AssocResp from <MAC address removed> (capab=0x411 status=0 aid=2)
    [  152.614918] wlan0: associated
    [  152.614925] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): wlan0: link becomes ready
    [  160.347715] wlan0: deauthenticated from <MAC address removed> (Reason: 15)
    ....
    [  166.426615] wlan0: authenticated
    [  166.430587] wlan0: associate with <MAC address removed> (try 1/3)
    [  166.433688] wlan0: RX AssocResp from <MAC address removed> (capab=0x411 status=0 aid=2)
    [  166.433819] wlan0: associated
    [  174.227434] wlan0: deauthenticated from <MAC address removed> (Reason: 15)
    
    ****************** done ******************
    Everything in the report looks good to me (except the WPA/WPA2 mixed mode in some of the access points, which isn't necessarily a problem, but sometimes adds to a problem..). I did some research on "deauthentication Reason 15" highlighted above and it turned out to be failure to complete a complex authentication process, namely - "Four-way Handshake Timed Out".

    As per the timings highlighted above, it happened in about 8 seconds both times, which is (including overheads and message display delays) plenty of time to complete such an authentication.

    For now, the only thing I can suggest is to try the swenc=Y parameter once again, this time the "driver conflict" possibility being ruled out. So, reboot, try again -
    Code:
    sudo modprobe -rfv rtl8723ae
    sudo modprobe -v rtl8723ae swenc=Y
    ..and see if it does the miracle. If it doesn't, I'm more and more inclined towards trying out the proprietary driver from realtek, although I have no evidence so far that suggests it may perform any better. In fact, I'm not even sure it is a driver issue at all, but we'll see..

    PS:
    The "rfkill list all" command only lists the current block state of all radio devices present.
    The "sudo rfkill unblock all" command is meant to unblock only the "soft block" state, but it sometimes also unblocks the "hard block" state of the devices, I don't know how and why, but as long as it helps, who cares.
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    Re: Realtek RTL8723AE wireless drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by varunendra View Post
    Hmm.. let's address things in the order you posted, including the offtopics

    It seems the current versions of Thunar do have the tabbed browsing feature. I don't have an XFCE based distro ISO to verify that, but I just downloaded a screenshot for Thunar from Synaptic Package Manager and it shows tabs in it.
    Thanks for this! I got into the habit of just installing PCManFM, so haven't seen the latest version of Thunar. I'm going to try using it for a little while.

    [QUOTE=varunendra;12769299]
    ..FI.
    It is EFI or UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface), and the security feature you are afraid of is called "Secure Boot", which in itself is not a bad thing, just its implementation by Microsoft is a bit controversial.
    [/QUOTE[

    Yeah, I read something about this a while back, after having boot trouble. When I saw there was the option to disable it, I thought it would be best to do that, and save myself any trouble down the line. Disk encryption and a BIOS/boot password are enough security for me.

    Quote Originally Posted by varunendra View Post
    Now onto the real business -


    Everything in the report looks good to me (except the WPA/WPA2 mixed mode in some of the access points, which isn't necessarily a problem, but sometimes adds to a problem..). I did some research on "deauthentication Reason 15" highlighted above and it turned out to be failure to complete a complex authentication process, namely - "Four-way Handshake Timed Out".

    As per the timings highlighted above, it happened in about 8 seconds both times, which is (including overheads and message display delays) plenty of time to complete such an authentication.

    For now, the only thing I can suggest is to try the swenc=Y parameter once again, this time the "driver conflict" possibility being ruled out. So, reboot, try again -
    Code:
    sudo modprobe -rfv rtl8723ae
    sudo modprobe -v rtl8723ae swenc=Y
    ..and see if it does the miracle. If it doesn't, I'm more and more inclined towards trying out the proprietary driver from realtek, although I have no evidence so far that suggests it may perform any better. In fact, I'm not even sure it is a driver issue at all, but we'll see..
    No luck. Output from the terminal here:

    Code:
    andy@ZoostormLinuxLaptop:~$ sudo modprobe -rfv rtl8723ae
    [sudo] password for andy: 
    rmmod rtl8723ae
    rmmod rtlwifi
    rmmod mac80211
    rmmod cfg80211
    andy@ZoostormLinuxLaptop:~$ sudo modprobe -v rtl8723ae swenc=Y
    insmod /lib/modules/3.8.0-29-generic/kernel/net/wireless/cfg80211.ko 
    insmod /lib/modules/3.8.0-29-generic/kernel/net/mac80211/mac80211.ko 
    insmod /lib/modules/3.8.0-29-generic/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/rtlwifi/rtlwifi.ko 
    insmod /lib/modules/3.8.0-29-generic/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/rtlwifi/rtl8723ae/rtl8723ae.ko swenc=Y
    After attempting to connect, and having no luck, I ran the script (I don't know if the output will be useful):

    Code:
    *************** info trace ***************
    
    ***** uname -a *****
    
    Linux ZoostormLinuxLaptop 3.8.0-29-generic #42-Ubuntu SMP Tue Aug 13 19:40:39 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
    
    ***** lsb_release *****
    
    Distributor ID:    Ubuntu
    Description:    Ubuntu 13.04
    Release:    13.04
    Codename:    raring
    
    ***** lspci *****
    
    02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8723AE PCIe Wireless Network Adapter [10ec:8723]
        Subsystem: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device [10ec:0726]
        Kernel driver in use: rtl8723ae
    --
    03:00.2 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller [10ec:8168] (rev 0a)
        Subsystem: CLEVO/KAPOK Computer Device [1558:0240]
        Kernel driver in use: r8169
    
    ***** lsusb *****
    
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
    Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 003: ID 0bda:8723 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. 
    Bus 002 Device 004: ID 04f2:b34c Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd 
    
    ***** PCMCIA Card Info *****
    
    
    ***** iwconfig *****
    
    wlan0     IEEE 802.11bgn  ESSID:off/any  
              Mode:Managed  Access Point: Not-Associated   Tx-Power=20 dBm   
              Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr=2347 B   Fragment thr:off
              Power Management:off
              
    
    ***** rfkill *****
    
    0: hci0: Bluetooth
        Soft blocked: yes
        Hard blocked: no
    2: phy0: Wireless LAN
        Soft blocked: no
        Hard blocked: no
    
    ***** lsmod *****
    
    rtl8723ae              86459  0 
    rtlwifi                79673  1 rtl8723ae
    mac80211              606457  1 rtlwifi
    cfg80211              510937  2 mac80211,rtlwifi
    
    ***** nm-tool *****
    
    NetworkManager Tool
    
    State: disconnected
    
    - Device: wlan0 ----------------------------------------------------------------
      Type:              802.11 WiFi
      Driver:            rtl8723ae
      State:             disconnected
      Default:           no
      HW Address:        <MAC address removed>
    
      Capabilities:
    
      Wireless Properties
        WEP Encryption:  yes
        WPA Encryption:  yes
        WPA2 Encryption: yes
    
      Wireless Access Points 
        millers network: Infra, <MAC address removed>, Freq 2437 MHz, Rate 54 Mb/s, Strength 26 WPA WPA2
        ZyXEL_6286sil:   Infra, <MAC address removed>, Freq 2437 MHz, Rate 54 Mb/s, Strength 26 WPA
        BTHub3-4Q8S:     Infra, <MAC address removed>, Freq 2462 MHz, Rate 54 Mb/s, Strength 100 WPA WPA2
        virginmedia2191909: Infra, <MAC address removed>, Freq 2412 MHz, Rate 54 Mb/s, Strength 100 WPA WPA2
        BTWiFi-with-FON: Infra, <MAC address removed>, Freq 2462 MHz, Rate 54 Mb/s, Strength 26
        BTWiFi:          Infra, <MAC address removed>, Freq 2462 MHz, Rate 54 Mb/s, Strength 100
        virginmedia8829612: Infra, <MAC address removed>, Freq 2437 MHz, Rate 54 Mb/s, Strength 67 WPA2
    
    
    - Device: eth0 -----------------------------------------------------------------
      Type:              Wired
      Driver:            r8169
      State:             unavailable
      Default:           no
      HW Address:        <MAC address removed>
    
      Capabilities:
        Carrier Detect:  yes
    
      Wired Properties
        Carrier:         off
    
    
    
    ***** NetworkManager.state *****
    [main]
    NetworkingEnabled=true
    WirelessEnabled=true
    WWANEnabled=true
    WimaxEnabled=true
    
    ***** NetworkManager.conf *****
    
    [main]
    plugins=ifupdown,keyfile
    dns=dnsmasq
    
    no-auto-default=<MAC address removed>,
    
    [ifupdown]
    managed=false
    
    ***** interfaces *****
    
    # interfaces(5) file used by ifup(8) and ifdown(8)
    auto lo
    iface lo inet loopback
    
    ***** iwlist *****
    
    wlan0     Scan completed :
              Cell 01 - Address: <MAC address removed>
                        Channel:1
                        Frequency:2.412 GHz (Channel 1)
                        Quality=70/70  Signal level=26 dBm  
                        Encryption key:on
                        ESSID:"virginmedia2191909"
                        Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
                                  24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                        Bit Rates:6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s
                        Mode:Master
                        Extra:tsf=0000011736025195
                        Extra: Last beacon: 952ms ago
                        IE: Unknown: 001276697267696E6D6564696132313931393039
                        IE: Unknown: 010882848B962430486C
                        IE: Unknown: 030101
                        IE: Unknown: 050400010000
                        IE: Unknown: 2A0100
                        IE: Unknown: 2F0100
                        IE: IEEE 802.11i/WPA2 Version 1
                            Group Cipher : TKIP
                            Pairwise Ciphers (2) : CCMP TKIP
                            Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
                        IE: Unknown: 32040C121860
                        IE: Unknown: DD0E0050F204104A0001101044000102
                        IE: Unknown: DD090010180202F0050000
                        IE: WPA Version 1
                            Group Cipher : TKIP
                            Pairwise Ciphers (2) : CCMP TKIP
                            Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
                        IE: Unknown: DD180050F2020101800003A4000027A4000042435E0062322F00
              Cell 02 - Address: <MAC address removed>
                        Channel:6
                        Frequency:2.437 GHz (Channel 6)
                        Quality=26/70  Signal level=-84 dBm  
                        Encryption key:on
                        ESSID:"virginmedia8829612"
                        Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
                                  24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                        Bit Rates:6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s
                        Mode:Master
                        Extra:tsf=000000457b428f7a
                        Extra: Last beacon: 8ms ago
                        IE: Unknown: 001276697267696E6D6564696138383239363132
                        IE: Unknown: 010882848B962430486C
                        IE: Unknown: 030106
                        IE: Unknown: 2A0104
                        IE: Unknown: 2F0104
                        IE: IEEE 802.11i/WPA2 Version 1
                            Group Cipher : CCMP
                            Pairwise Ciphers (1) : CCMP
                            Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
                        IE: Unknown: 32040C121860
                        IE: Unknown: 2D1AFC181BFFFF000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
                        IE: Unknown: 3D1606001700000000000000000000000000000000000000
                        IE: Unknown: DD090010180204F02C0000
                        IE: Unknown: DD180050F2020101800003A4000027A4000042435E0062322F00
              Cell 03 - Address: <MAC address removed>
                        Channel:6
                        Frequency:2.437 GHz (Channel 6)
                        Quality=40/70  Signal level=-70 dBm  
                        Encryption key:on
                        ESSID:"millers network"
                        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=000000161fb9de7c
                        Extra: Last beacon: 8ms ago
                        IE: Unknown: 000F6D696C6C657273206E6574776F726B
                        IE: Unknown: 010882848B961224486C
                        IE: Unknown: 030106
                        IE: Unknown: 2A0104
                        IE: Unknown: 32040C183060
                        IE: Unknown: 2D1AEE1117FFFF0000010000000000000000000000000C0000000000
                        IE: Unknown: 3D1606070600000000000000000000000000000000000000
                        IE: Unknown: 3E0100
                        IE: WPA Version 1
                            Group Cipher : TKIP
                            Pairwise Ciphers (2) : TKIP CCMP
                            Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
                        IE: IEEE 802.11i/WPA2 Version 1
                            Group Cipher : TKIP
                            Pairwise Ciphers (2) : TKIP CCMP
                            Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
                        IE: Unknown: DD180050F2020101000003A4000027A4000042435E0062322F00
                        IE: Unknown: 7F0101
                        IE: Unknown: DDA00050F204104A00011010440001021041000100103B0001031047001000000000000000011000001CDFE4033B1021001242656C6B696E20436F72706F726174696F6E1023000C463544383633362D3420763110240007312E30302E30331042000E31323834343836333630313136381054000800060050F20400011011001B42656C6B696E20576972656C65737320526F757465722857464129100800020004
                        IE: Unknown: DD07000C4304000000
                        IE: Unknown: 0706555320010B10
                        IE: Unknown: DD1E00904C33EE1117FFFF0000010000000000000000000000000C0000000000
                        IE: Unknown: DD1A00904C3406070600000000000000000000000000000000000000
              Cell 04 - Address: <MAC address removed>
                        Channel:11
                        Frequency:2.462 GHz (Channel 11)
                        Quality=24/70  Signal level=-86 dBm  
                        Encryption key:off
                        ESSID:"BTWiFi-with-FON"
                        Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
                                  24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                        Bit Rates:6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s
                        Mode:Master
                        Extra:tsf=0000001143db2279
                        Extra: Last beacon: 8ms ago
                        IE: Unknown: 000F4254576946692D776974682D464F4E
                        IE: Unknown: 010882848B962430486C
                        IE: Unknown: 03010B
                        IE: Unknown: 2A0100
                        IE: Unknown: 2F0100
                        IE: Unknown: 32040C121860
                        IE: Unknown: 2D1AFC181BFFFF000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
                        IE: Unknown: 3D160B001500000000000000000000000000000000000000
                        IE: Unknown: DD090010180201F0040000
                        IE: Unknown: DD180050F2020101800003A4000027A4000042435E0062322F00
              Cell 05 - Address: <MAC address removed>
                        Channel:11
                        Frequency:2.462 GHz (Channel 11)
                        Quality=70/70  Signal level=26 dBm  
                        Encryption key:on
                        ESSID:"BTHub3-4Q8S"
                        Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
                                  24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                        Bit Rates:6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s
                        Mode:Master
                        Extra:tsf=0000001143db0e3b
                        Extra: Last beacon: 8ms ago
                        IE: Unknown: 000B4254487562332D34513853
                        IE: Unknown: 010882848B962430486C
                        IE: Unknown: 03010B
                        IE: Unknown: 2A0100
                        IE: Unknown: 2F0100
                        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
                        IE: Unknown: 32040C121860
                        IE: Unknown: 2D1AFC181BFFFF000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
                        IE: Unknown: 3D160B001500000000000000000000000000000000000000
                        IE: Unknown: DD7B0050F204104A00011010440001021041000100103B00010310470010FCFE3471FF0584975810C54041BAF98B1021000842726F6164636F6D1023000842726F6164636F6D1024000631323334353610420004313233341054000800060050F20400011011000A42726F6164636F6D4150100800020080103C000101
                        IE: Unknown: DD090010180201F0040000
                        IE: Unknown: DD180050F2020101800003A4000027A4000042435E0062322F00
              Cell 06 - Address: <MAC address removed>
                        Channel:11
                        Frequency:2.462 GHz (Channel 11)
                        Quality=26/70  Signal level=-84 dBm  
                        Encryption key:off
                        ESSID:"BTWiFi"
                        Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
                                  24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                        Bit Rates:6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s
                        Mode:Master
                        Extra:tsf=0000001143dd8279
                        Extra: Last beacon: 8ms ago
                        IE: Unknown: 0006425457694669
                        IE: Unknown: 010882848B962430486C
                        IE: Unknown: 03010B
                        IE: Unknown: 2A0100
                        IE: Unknown: 2F0100
                        IE: Unknown: 32040C121860
                        IE: Unknown: 2D1AFC181BFFFF000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
                        IE: Unknown: 3D160B001500000000000000000000000000000000000000
                        IE: Unknown: DD090010180201F0040000
                        IE: Unknown: DD180050F2020101800003A4000027A4000042435E0062322F00
              Cell 07 - Address: <MAC address removed>
                        Channel:6
                        Frequency:2.437 GHz (Channel 6)
                        Quality=26/70  Signal level=-84 dBm  
                        Encryption key:on
                        ESSID:"ZyXEL_6286sil"
                        Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s
                        Bit Rates:6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s
                                  36 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                        Mode:Master
                        Extra:tsf=0000064e3c7541ca
                        Extra: Last beacon: 7772ms ago
                        IE: Unknown: 000D5A7958454C5F3632383673696C
                        IE: Unknown: 010482848B96
                        IE: Unknown: 030106
                        IE: Unknown: 050400010000
                        IE: Unknown: 2A0100
                        IE: Unknown: 32080C1218243048606C
                        IE: WPA Version 1
                            Group Cipher : TKIP
                            Pairwise Ciphers (1) : TKIP
                            Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
    
    
    ***** resolv.conf *****
    
    
    ***** blacklist *****
    
    [/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-ath_pci.conf]
    blacklist ath_pci
    
    [/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf]
    blacklist evbug
    blacklist usbmouse
    blacklist usbkbd
    blacklist eepro100
    blacklist de4x5
    blacklist eth1394
    blacklist snd_intel8x0m
    blacklist snd_aw2
    blacklist i2c_i801
    blacklist prism54
    blacklist bcm43xx
    blacklist garmin_gps
    blacklist asus_acpi
    blacklist snd_pcsp
    blacklist pcspkr
    blacklist amd76x_edac
    
    ***** modinfo *****
    
    filename:       /lib/modules/3.8.0-29-generic/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/rtlwifi/rtl8723ae/rtl8723ae.ko
    firmware:       rtlwifi/rtl8723fw_B.bin
    firmware:       rtlwifi/rtl8723fw.bin
    description:    Realtek 8723E 802.11n PCI wireless
    license:        GPL
    author:         Larry Finger    <Larry.Finger@lwfinger.net>
    author:         Realtek WlanFAE    <wlanfae@realtek.com>
    author:         lizhaoming    <chaoming_li@realsil.com.cn>
    srcversion:     1197043093752E03A00CA5B
    alias:          pci:v000010ECd00008723sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    depends:        rtlwifi
    intree:         Y
    vermagic:       3.8.0-29-generic SMP mod_unload modversions 
    parm:           swenc:Set to 1 for software crypto (default 0)
     (bool)
    parm:           ips:Set to 0 to not use link power save (default 1)
     (bool)
    parm:           swlps:Set to 1 to use SW control power save (default 0)
     (bool)
    parm:           fwlps:Set to 1 to use FW control power save (default 1)
     (bool)
    parm:           debug:Set debug level (0-5) (default 0) (int)
    
    filename:       /lib/modules/3.8.0-29-generic/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/rtlwifi/rtlwifi.ko
    description:    Realtek 802.11n PCI wireless core
    license:        GPL
    author:         Larry Finger    <Larry.FInger@lwfinger.net>
    author:         Realtek WlanFAE    <wlanfae@realtek.com>
    author:         lizhaoming    <chaoming_li@realsil.com.cn>
    srcversion:     FA8C819FC50E5EFF6562FED
    depends:        mac80211,cfg80211
    intree:         Y
    vermagic:       3.8.0-29-generic SMP mod_unload modversions 
    
    
    ***** udev rules *****
    
    # PCI device 0x10ec:/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1c.3/0000:03:00.2 (r8169)
    SUBSYSTEM=="net", ACTION=="add", DRIVERS=="?*", ATTR{address}=="<MAC address removed>", ATTR{dev_id}=="0x0", ATTR{type}=="1", KERNEL=="eth*", NAME="eth0"
    
    # PCI device 0x10ec:/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1c.2/0000:02:00.0 (rtl8723ae)
    SUBSYSTEM=="net", ACTION=="add", DRIVERS=="?*", ATTR{address}=="<MAC address removed>", ATTR{dev_id}=="0x0", ATTR{type}=="1", KERNEL=="wlan*", NAME="wlan0"
    
    ***** dmesg *****
    
    [   14.053903] rtl8723ae: Using firmware rtlwifi/rtl8723fw_B.bin
    [   14.276437] ieee80211 phy0: Selected rate control algorithm 'rtl_rc'
    [   14.276607] rtlwifi: wireless switch is on
    [   26.151499] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
    [   26.156086] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
    [  755.304626] rtl8723ae: Using firmware rtlwifi/rtl8723fw_B.bin
    [  755.306110] ieee80211 phy0: Selected rate control algorithm 'rtl_rc'
    [  755.307423] rtlwifi: wireless switch is on
    [  755.691792] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
    [  755.692055] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
    [  764.335184] wlan0: authenticate with <MAC address removed>
    [  764.363765] wlan0: send auth to <MAC address removed> (try 1/3)
    [  764.365832] wlan0: authenticated
    [  764.366438] wlan0: associate with <MAC address removed> (try 1/3)
    [  764.369497] wlan0: RX AssocResp from <MAC address removed> (capab=0x411 status=0 aid=2)
    [  764.369612] wlan0: associated
    [  764.369639] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): wlan0: link becomes ready
    [  774.372258] wlan0: disassociating from <MAC address removed> by local choice (reason=3)
    [  774.413651] wlan0: deauthenticating from <MAC address removed> by local choice (reason=3)
    [  797.246889] wlan0: authenticate with <MAC address removed>
    [  797.268588] wlan0: send auth to <MAC address removed> (try 1/3)
    [  797.270160] wlan0: authenticated
    [  797.274264] wlan0: associate with <MAC address removed> (try 1/3)
    [  797.277330] wlan0: RX AssocResp from <MAC address removed> (capab=0x411 status=0 aid=2)
    [  797.277442] wlan0: associated
    [  805.028061] wlan0: deauthenticated from <MAC address removed> (Reason: 15)
    
    ****************** done ******************
    "Reason 15" still seems to be causing trouble. I suppose trying the proprietry driver couldn't hurt, could you take me through that?

    Quote Originally Posted by varunendra View Post
    PS:
    The "rfkill list all" command only lists the current block state of all radio devices present.
    The "sudo rfkill unblock all" command is meant to unblock only the "soft block" state, but it sometimes also unblocks the "hard block" state of the devices, I don't know how and why, but as long as it helps, who cares.
    Thanks for this, too. I'll probably end up learning this command, since the "hard block" seems to be pretty unpredictable and occurs fairly frequently.

  9. #19
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    Re: Realtek RTL8723AE wireless drivers

    Btw, does the script tell you what driver is in use when the USB tethering is used to get a connection? Would it just be the USB driver?

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    Re: Realtek RTL8723AE wireless drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew_Lucas View Post
    I suppose trying the proprietry driver couldn't hurt, could you take me through that?
    Sure. The default package from realtek has not been adapted for the latest kernel versions yet, so we shall need to do some modifications manually (step 3 below) in order to be able to compile it successfully (source of proposed modifications here).

    Here are the instructions to download and compile the driver on Ubuntu 13.04 -

    First, make sure the components required for compiling a package are installed on the system. To ensure that, get connected to internet > Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) > run the following command -
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic build-essential
    Now the steps for the driver -

    1) Download the RTL8188CE driver package for Linux from here : http://152.104.125.41/downloads/down...oads=true#2722 and copy it to your desktop (it's about 12 MB download).

    2) Right-click the downloaded file (linux_mac80211_0012.0207.2013.tar.bz2) > click "Extract here". This will extract a folder named "rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_88ee_linux_mac80211 _001 2.0207.2013" on your desktop.

    3) Now open the "pci.h" file from the extracted directory above, and add following lines below the line #31 (that says - "#define __RTL_PCI_H__")-
    Code:
    #ifndef __devinit
    #define __devinit
    #define __devinitdata
    #endif
    Proofread, save and close the file.

    4) Open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run following commands :
    Code:
    cd ~/Desktop/rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_88ee_linux_mac80211_0012.0207.2013
    make
    sudo make install
    5) Reboot or manually load the driver with -
    Code:
    sudo modprobe -v rtl8723e
    Watch out for errors during the whole process, post back if there are any.

    If you still can not connect after a reboot, run the script again and post back its fresh output.

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew_Lucas View Post
    Btw, does the script tell you what driver is in use when the USB tethering is used to get a connection? Would it just be the USB driver?
    The "nm-tool" part of the script output tells you the currently available connections and drivers in use. You can use the command "nm-tool" independently to get that.
    Varun
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