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[Bug 557665] New: iwl4965 fails to authenticate WPA-PSK or WEP with Netgear router
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  • Date: Mon, 23 Nov 2009 07:22:59 +0000
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http://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=557665

http://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=557665#c0


Summary: iwl4965 fails to authenticate WPA-PSK or WEP with
Netgear router
Classification: openSUSE
Product: openSUSE 11.2
Version: Final
Platform: x86
OS/Version: openSUSE 11.2
Status: NEW
Severity: Normal
Priority: P5 - None
Component: Network
AssignedTo: bnc-team-screening@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
ReportedBy: ubrueck@xxxxxxxxxx
QAContact: qa@xxxxxxx
Found By: ---
Blocker: ---


Created an attachment (id=328907)
--> (http://bugzilla.novell.com/attachment.cgi?id=328907)
list of installed RPMs

User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.1.4)
Gecko/20091016 SUSE/3.5.4-1.1.2 Firefox/3.5.4

The problem doesn't exist on openSUSE 11.1 where wireless with the same
settings just works.

The router I'm not able to establish the connection to is a Netgear WGR614 v5
(I also updated the firmware to make sure I have the latest)

I am able to connect to a Linksys router with WPA-PSK authentication and I was
able to connect to an insecure Network, I suppose it's a Linksys router too,
given that the SSID is "linksys".

I use KDE4 NetworkManager but also tested the connection to the Netgear router
with ifup on 11.2, which didn't work either.

In an early stage of my testing I updated the kernel-firmware to:
kernel-firmware-20090821 from Kernel:HEAD.

# hwinfo --wlan

21: PCI c00.0: 0282 WLAN controller
[Created at pci.318]
UDI: /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_8086_4229
Unique ID: y9sn.9RJazxQBVB3
Parent ID: qTvu.TkjeLK60Af8
SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1c.1/0000:0c:00.0
SysFS BusID: 0000:0c:00.0
Hardware Class: network
Model: "Intel PRO/Wireless 4965 AG or AGN [Kedron] Network Connection"
Vendor: pci 0x8086 "Intel Corporation"
Device: pci 0x4229 "PRO/Wireless 4965 AG or AGN [Kedron] Network Connection"
SubVendor: pci 0x8086 "Intel Corporation"
SubDevice: pci 0x1120
Revision: 0x61
Driver: "iwlagn"
Driver Modules: "iwlagn"
Device File: wlan0
Features: WLAN
Memory Range: 0xf1ffe000-0xf1ffffff (rw,non-prefetchable)
IRQ: 30 (no events)
HW Address: 00:21:5c:99:20:43
Link detected: yes
WLAN channels: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 36 40 44 48 52 56 60 64 149 153 157
161 165
WLAN frequencies: 2.412 2.417 2.422 2.427 2.432 2.437 2.442 2.447 2.452 2.457
2.462 5.18 5.2 5.22 5.24 5.26 5.28 5.3 5.32 5.745 5.765 5.785 5.805 5.825
WLAN encryption modes: WEP40 WEP104 TKIP CCMP
WLAN authentication modes: open sharedkey wpa-psk wpa-eap
Module Alias: "pci:v00008086d00004229sv00008086sd00001120bc02sc80i00"
Driver Info #0:
Driver Status: iwlagn is active
Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe iwlagn"
Config Status: cfg=no, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
Attached to: #8 (PCI bridge)


'/usr/sbin/iwlist scan' finds the AP:

Cell 11 - Address: 00:0F:B5:6B:47:96
Channel:11
Frequency:2.462 GHz (Channel 11)
Quality=44/70 Signal level=-66 dBm
Encryption key:on
ESSID:"my_SSID"
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=00000013eb092263
Extra: Last beacon: 2843ms ago
IE: Unknown: 00056675686F6B
IE: Unknown: 010882848B962430486C
IE: Unknown: 03010B
IE: Unknown: 2A0100
IE: Unknown: 2F0100
IE: Unknown: 32040C121860
IE: Unknown: DD06001018010000
IE: WPA Version 1
Group Cipher : TKIP
Pairwise Ciphers (1) : TKIP
Authentication Suites (1) : PSK


When I start "activating" the Networkconnection, the window opens to enter my
password or confirm the password and then the applet keeps trying to activate
the connection, showing the "Activating" message.
(I keep my wired connection, removing it, didn't have any other results.)


'iwconfig' displays the correct SSID:

wlan0 IEEE 802.11abgn ESSID:"my_SSID"
Mode:Ad-Hoc Frequency:2.412 GHz Cell: D2:BD:0B:1F:00:F9
Tx-Power=14 dBm
Retry long limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Encryption key:off
Power Management:off
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

but the connection is not established, and after a short while the SSID changes
to:

wlan0 IEEE 802.11abgn
ESSID:"\x07^&\x98)m\xF2\xE2$\x896\xECh5\xB3\x10\x90\x86\xD50\xBF\x83\x91\x8B\xBD4=\x0E\xEA\xCC
\xD2"
Mode:Ad-Hoc Frequency:2.412 GHz Cell: Not-Associated
Tx-Power=14 dBm
Retry long limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Encryption key:off
Power Management:off
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0


If I remove the wired connection, neither ping 192.168.1.1 (IP of the router)
nor ping to any other address work - Network unreachable

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
Get this particular Netgear router, setup WPA-PSK on the router, enter SSID and
passphrase. With NetworkManager enter the connection: Manage Connections -> Add
-> enter SSID -> for "wireless Security" choose "WPA/WPA-2 Personal and
connect.

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