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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 3:28 am    Post subject: [SOLVED] Wicd won't authenticate Reply with quote

I'm on a laptop and I'm trying to get Wicd to connect to a WPA2 encrypted router. When I try, it merely hangs at Validating authentication... I have checked the passphrase that was entered, it is correct.

It will connect to an unsecured router.

Also, my wired connection works just fine.

My wireless card is an intel Centrino, Relevant lspci below
Code:

01:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Centrino Wireless-N 1030 [Rainbow Peak] (rev 34)
   Subsystem: Intel Corporation Centrino Wireless-N 1030 BGN
   Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 44
   Memory at d0600000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8K]
   Capabilities: [c8] Power Management version 3
   Capabilities: [d0] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
   Capabilities: [e0] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
   Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting
   Capabilities: [140] Device Serial Number ac-72-89-ff-ff-c8-9f-8d
   Kernel driver in use: iwlwifi
   Kernel modules: iwlwifi


rc-update also...
Code:

 NetworkManager |      default                 
             bootmisc | boot                         
                 dbus |      default                 
                devfs |                       sysinit
                dmesg |                       sysinit
                 fsck | boot                         
             hostname | boot                         
              hwclock | boot                         
              keymaps | boot                         
            killprocs |              shutdown       
                local |      default                 
           localmount | boot                         
              modules | boot                         
             mount-ro |              shutdown       
                 mtab | boot                         
               net.lo | boot                         
             netmount |      default                 
               procfs | boot                         
                 root | boot                         
            savecache |              shutdown       
                 swap | boot                         
            swapfiles | boot                         
               sysctl | boot                         
                sysfs |                       sysinit
            syslog-ng |      default                 
         termencoding | boot                         
       tmpfiles.setup | boot                         
                 udev |                       sysinit
           udev-mount |                       sysinit
              urandom | boot                         
           vixie-cron |      default                 
                  xdm |      default                 


Am I missing anything in the default runlevel? Or is it something with my card?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 4:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

please share the content of /var/log/wicd/wicd.log
wgetpaste can be your friend for this
has the laptop ever connected to this particular wpa2 encrypted router at this ssid with this password with wicd? if so, what events occurred between working and not working?
the unsecured connection was to the same router using a different setup?
you own and control the router? if so change the passphrase using only alphanumerics, no spaces or other interesting variations and try again
have you tried connecting using wps?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wicd log: http://bpaste.net/show/109334

The wireless network is WPA, not WPA2 like I thought.

and CreativeGenius is the one I was trying to connect to.

I was using my phone as a testing router to determine if connecting to wireless was even possible using wireless, and as it turns out, it is, but when I connect using WPA, same problems.
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<Guilty> Kudos on finding the elusive 54MB DIMM

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if
Code:
ls /lib/firmware/iwlwifi-6000g2b-6.ucode
does not return
Quote:
/lib/firmware/iwlwifi-6000g2b-6.ucode
install the firmware using
Code:
emerge linux-firmware
.

menuconfig has
Quote:
[*] Networking support --->
-*- Wireless --->
--- Wireless
<M> cfg80211 - wireless configuration API
[*] nl80211 testmode command
[ ] enable developer warnings
[ ] cfg80211 regulatory debugging
[ ] enable powersave by default
[ ] cfg80211 DebugFS entries
[*] cfg80211 wireless extensions compatibility
<M> Generic IEEE 802.11 Networking Stack (mac80211)
Default rate control algorithm (Minstrel) --->
[ ] Enable mac80211 mesh networking (pre-802.11s) support
[ ] Export mac80211 internals in DebugFS
[ ] Trace all mac80211 debug messages
[ ] Select mac80211 debugging features --->

<M> RF switch subsystem support --->

[*] Network device support --->
[*] Wireless LAN --->
<M> Intel Wireless WiFi Next Gen AGN - Wireless-N/Advanced-N/Ultimate-N (iwlwifi)
-M- Intel Wireless WiFi DVM Firmware support
<M> Intel Wireless WiFi MVM Firmware support
check the help for <M> Intel Wireless WiFi Next Gen AGN - Wireless-N/Advanced-N/Ultimate-N (iwlwifi) . The depends and selects should all be [y] or [m]

When you are in the wicd gui configuring the network set the wpa_supplicant driver to nl80211 vice wext.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay, I think my kernel is missing that selection... I will try it on my lunch hour!

I had firmware issues before. the firmware file you listed is the one I have.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

when you get the chance check dmesg for firmware loading

dmesg | grep -i firmware
dmesg | grep -i iwlwifi
dmesg | grep -i wlp1s0
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 6:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

EDIT: I was missing the nl80211 test mode, but that was it. The rest of it I had.

Well, the firmware loads, and as you can see, it will connect to a network.

http://bpaste.net/show/109583/

But that was using manual commands, and no encryption.
Code:

hightech ~ # iwconfig wlp1s0 essid drewsdroid

well, one command anyway... dhcpcd took care of giving it an IP on its own,

I tried wpa_supplicant...
Code:

hightech ~ # wpa_supplicant -iwlp1s0 -Dnl80211 -c/etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf


That just hung for a long time, so I'm getting the feeling that when called, wpa_supplicant isn't doing something right.

contents of the above conf file... http://bpaste.net/show/109585/
on reflection, that file might be too simple.

is it possible I might have the wrong encryption libraries compiled? I really am grasping at straws here
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<bocz> i think ill be stuck to getting 2 sticks of 128
<bocz> thats 310 mb for a server
<Guilty> Kudos on finding the elusive 54MB DIMM

gentoo boot time: 25 seconds, Windows boot time: 1:30. Why, Bill, why?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

.... WHAT?! WHAT?!

you won't connect to my home network, but you'll connect to a random coffee shop that uses WPA???

ok, that solves the major problem anyway. I'm going to mark this solved...

If you are reading this hoping for a clever solution, it really wasn't all that clever, I must have just had the wrong information in conf file.

Check your conf files, folks. if you can connect to unsecured, it is likely just a mistyped setting.
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<bocz> thats 310 mb for a server
<Guilty> Kudos on finding the elusive 54MB DIMM

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations. I would add, if using wicd do not write a wpa_supplicant.conf file, nor a /etc/conf.d/net. Configure and connect in the wicd GUI.
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