NetworkManager and rtl8180
I'm trying to get NetworkManager-kde working with my wireless card
(Linksys WPC11 v.4 / rtl8180 chipset)
knetworkmanager can now detect the card, scan for networks, and prompt
for a wep key if needed. However, when trying to connect to any
wireless network (encrypted or not) it stalls at 28%:
"Activation Stage: Configuring device".
Here's a paste of dmesg:
IEEE802.11: Associating with belkin54g
IEEE802.11: Stopping scan
IEEE802.11: Sending authentication request
IEEE802.11: Received authentication response
IEEE802.11: Sending association request
IEEE802.11: Received association response
IEEE802.11: Successfully associated
rtl8180: Joining the BSS
ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): wlan0: link becomes ready
...after about a minute, it resets the card and repeats the above.
The card+driver work "ok", and can connect to unencrypted and
wep-encrypted networks, using /etc/network/interfaces and ifconfig. Of
course, I commented out /etc/network/interfaces (except lo) so that
NetworkManager can work on debian.
If it's relevant: I'm using etch kernel 2.6.18, with the (free) rtl-wifi
driver. I recently wrote a Debian entry for their FAQ:
The driver seems to have an unfortunate propensity to hang my system
when unloading the modules or ejecting, which is new as of etch and
kernel 2.6.18; I never had a hang with sarge 2.4.27 or 2.6.8, using an
earlier version of the same driver (that is, the rtl8180-sa2400
Thanks for any advice regarding Network Manager...