(almost solved) Re: [Feedback needed] "brcmsmac" wifi driver in testing
On Sun, 31 Jul 2011 15:07:28 +0100, Brian wrote:
> On Sun 31 Jul 2011 at 13:22:45 +0000, Camaleón wrote:
>> On Sun, 31 Jul 2011 15:24:11 +0300, Volkan YAZICI wrote:
>> > Oh, and I forgot to say in the previous mail: Turn everything
>> > fiddling with the wifi interfaces off, that is, nm, hostapd, etc.,
>> > before trying any manual method.
>> Hey, that did it! At least for wlan2 card :-)
>> By stopping NM now wpa_assintant runs fine for wlan2 while wlan0 (the
>> one with broadcom chipset) fails in the same way it did.
> By default wpa_supplicant will use the wext driver. Try nl80211.
> wpa_supplicant -c /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf -D nl80211
> -i wlan2
> Also you could reduce the wpa_supplicant.conf file down to
> and let the supplicant take care of negotiating encryption.
Tried with both ("-D nl80211" and reduced conf file) but I get the same ;-
Trying to associate with 00:26:44:df:60:91 (SSID='WLAN_6D' freq=2452 MHz)
Authentication with 00:26:44:df:60:91 timed out.
It cannot even associate with the AP, this cannot be normal.
Okay, let's make a brute-force test. I've removed the power cord of the
netbook and walked next to the AP, et voilà, now it associates fine...
go figure :-o
Now at least I know all of the settings are fine and driver works, just
will have to dig a bit why on the earth it cannot associate with the AP
that on the next room...
(5 minutes later...)
Grrr! If I unplug the power cord it also connects fine from the original
place! WTF!! I'm afraid I have another thing that requires investigation.
Well, thanks you both, Volkan and Brian, for hanging there. I will post
further findings I'll discover to make the connection stable but at least
now I have a place to start :-)