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Bug#819692: debian-installer: DI doesn't connect to WPA2 network (netcfg: "Couldn't connect to wpasupplicant")


jaimet <enopatch@gmail.com> (2016-03-31):
> Package: debian-installer
> Version: firmware-8.3.0-i386-netinst.iso
> Severity: normal
> Tags: d-i
> Dear Maintainer,
> *** Reporter, please consider answering these questions, where appropriate ***
>    * What led up to the situation?
> Trying to install jessie on an nx6110 (Intel PRO 2915ABG Calexico2 wireless card).
>    * What exactly did you do (or not do) that was effective (or
>      ineffective)?
> I got to the "Configure the network" screen. The "Select the wireless network"
> screen shows me all the wireless transmitters around me (approx 15), I choose
> my wireless network. At the next screen, I choose "WPA/WPA2 PSK". At the next
> screen ("WPA/WPA2 passphrase?"), I enter my WPA2 passphrase. 
>    * What was the outcome of this action?
> The installer immediately sends me back to the "Choose your wireless network" screen.
>    * What outcome did you expect instead?
> I expected to be able to continue on with the installation
> *** End of the template - remove these template lines ***

This seems rather strange, and I've never seen such a WPA2 issue; is it any
better with a newer Jessie or Stretch installer? We've had a bunch of releases
since then, see:


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