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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2015 8:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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So I guess that means everyone has ran out of ideas?
I couldn't even get wicd installed without accepting dbus stuff. Maybe you will get some wicd support on https://launchpad.net/wicd.
Or as an alternative, you could try dhcpcd-ui, see https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Dhcpcd-ui.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2015 6:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I installed dhcpcd-ui and dhcpcd-ui was able to connect to my "AP" without me doing any configuration in the older, gentoo-sources-3.10.17 kernell but when I rebooted to gentoo-sources-3.17.7 dhcpcd-ui would not connect and was saying that I needed to enter in a new password (bad password). This lead me to 2 conclusions: 1) the issue is not with wicd/dhcpcd-ui/wpa_gui but this was an issue with the kernel and 2) the issue probably had something to do with the OS not able to authenticate with the "AP" (my router is configured to use WPA2 Personal AES). After searching the kernel config options I found that there is an option, CONFIG_CRYPTO_AES that I did not have enabled. After enabling this option, recompiling the kernel and rebooted into the new kernel everything worked. So that was the issue. Also I don't see any mention for this option to be enabled in the gentoo wiki for wifi access so I guess I need to submit a bug report so the wiki can inform users to add this kernel option if AES is used. Thank you all for your help.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2015 6:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

<3 wrote:
Also I don't see any mention for this option to be enabled in the gentoo wiki for wifi access so I guess I need to submit a bug report
Wiki is maintained by the community. Please adjust the wilki aticle with your experience so it gets better.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2015 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok, thank you and done.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2015 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

<3 wrote:
ok, thank you and done.
Thanks for doing. Now, I am getting confused as I definitely not have CONFIG_CRYPTO_AES_NI_INTEL activated, see http://i.imgur.com/HPmG8nr.png.
All my (protected) APs have
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proto=RSN
key_mgmt=WPA-PSK
pairwise=CCMP

So your new wiki contribution better point out it's only needed for APs using AES?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2015 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

done
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2015 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

<3 wrote:
done
What about wpa_supplicant? Are you using or does it need any of the eap-sim or fasteap USE flag activated to work for you?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2015 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I compiled fasteap into wpa_supplicant and it worked but I have not compiled wpa_supplicant without fasteap to verify.
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