wlassistant connects but not knetwork manager

Kevin Krammer kevin.krammer at gmx.at
Wed Jan 24 18:59:09 GMT 2007

On Wednesday 24 January 2007 19:47, kitts wrote:
> On Sunday 21 January 2007 20:02 IST, Kevin Krammer wrote:
> > > How does NetworkManager work? Does it require input from
> > > KNetworkManager all the time or works by itself?
> > >
> > > When i try to connect to an access point NetworkManager processes it in
> > > 5 stages. Now here syslog give no more information than that it in one
> > > of these 5 states. It seems to wait forever in stage 2. Now, does
> > > KNetworkManager have any control over the stages or just receives
> > > status information while NetworkManager works through these 5 stages?
> >
> > I think stage 2 is the one which involves WEP or WPA athentification.
> >
> > When you are using KNetworkManager it communicates with it and asks it
> > for the password, which KNetworkManager then retrieves from your wallet.
> >
> > Do you have an encrypted network and if you do, do you see any
> > wpa_supplicant logging in syslog?
> I captured a portion of syslog that shows the failure. I am not sure how to
> interpret the information. It occurs on an automatic scan at bootup not a
> manual connect.
> Kamadhenu is my home network and canovawireless is that of my neighbor's
> which succeeded in an automatic connection attempt right after this
> failure.

Seems to be a problem of wpa_supplicant or its config.

wpa_supplicant is blacklisting the AP, so it looks for alternatives.

At one stage the output indicates that it does not allow an unencrypted 
network, at least not in the presence of an encrypted one it can also connect 

Try to remove any reference to your neighbour's network from KNetworkManager 
and KWallet.

Alternatively there could be a setting in the wpa_supplicant config which 
disables this behavior, but you have to ask somebody else for help on this.


Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
KDE user support, developer mentoring
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