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Crazy! I can see wireless network but can't connect

Postby 1212dl on Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:28 am

Hi,

Bizarre stuff...prepared this lappy for a colleague and made sure everything was working, especially wireless...
I have put his unability to connect to perhaps a wrong manip on a new environment, but... having tried I can't connect either anymore.
I can see and select the desired network in the network applet, it will ask for the password , which is saved in gnome keyring, but won't connect and ask for the password again and again. I have checked what could have been wrong with wireless, tried to use a usb wireless dongle (networks detected too in a seperate list in the netwrk applet, but same issue...stuck at password). I have delete the gnome keyring , just in case..., updated LMDE to the latest pack with newer versions of wireless and network applet, to no avail.

It just doen't seem to make sense that I can see the wireless networks but suddenly can't connect anymore. I have tried with a live-cd of Mint LXDE with the same issue, and as I mentioned with a usb wireless dongle with the same issue. All the other laptops are connecting fine to the network.

Just in case it helps, here are the outcomes I have for :

mint1 thebeat # iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth1 no wireless extensions.

eth2 IEEE 802.11bg ESSID:"BTBusinessHub-403"
Mode:Managed Channel:0 Access Point: 34:EF:44:FD:11:D9
Bit Rate:0 kb/s Tx-Power=20 dBm Sensitivity=8/0
Retry 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



I am lost!
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Re: Crazy! I can see wireless network but can't connect

Postby odo5435 on Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:48 am

This is right out of left field and probably something you're already on top of; I'm just making sure all bases are covered. Is it possible that someone else may have altered the password settings in the router?
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Re: Crazy! I can see wireless network but can't connect

Postby 1212dl on Mon Oct 17, 2011 12:12 pm

no , router passwords haven't changed ... still using the same one on the lappy I am typing now.

I tried both LMDE and Mint LXDE on another laptop, with a wifi usb dongle and could reproduce the same issue with LMDE (wireless networks detected but impossible to connect as password doesn't seem to be accepted), but managed to connect with Mint LXDE.

I will try again with Mint LXDE on the initial laptop and see if I can get it to connect, and if so will swap distro...
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Re: Crazy! I can see wireless network but can't connect

Postby Detonate on Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:41 pm

Removing network-manager and installing wicd fixed the problem for me.
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Re: Crazy! I can see wireless network but can't connect

Postby 1212dl on Wed Oct 19, 2011 6:27 am

Thanks Detonate for the tip.
The whole thing is beyond me and drives me mad. I brought the laptop home to sort it out and I could connect straight away on my home wep protected network.
I nevertheless uninstalled netweok manager and installed wicd.
Back to office....I can see the networks with wicd, choose one, go in properties and enter my password... Whatever may be the settings that I choose either for a WPA or WEP connection (both are available from our BT wireless router in UK), I always get a 'wrong password' message , and no connections. I triple checked the passwords, even double checked it with the lappy I am connected on right now....it doesn't make sense at all. I don't know if it is because I don't use a passphrase at home, I tried all the possibilities anyway at work, and just can't connect....It's either something really stupid that I missed, or a magical spell!

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Re: Crazy! I can see wireless network but can't connect

Postby Detonate on Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:14 am

I suspect network-manager did not completely uninstall.

Try
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sudo apt-get purge network-manager


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sudo /etc/init.d/wicd restart


Then see what happens.
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Re: Crazy! I can see wireless network but can't connect

Postby 1212dl on Wed Oct 19, 2011 12:22 pm

Thanks Detonate, I did that but it didn't sort it out. I restarted to no avail either. I tried Mint LXDE and got the same issue!... but I was connected this morning at home with the same lappy, and my other laptop and all others connect fine at the office with the same WPA or WEP network...mad! :shock:
Just burning Ubuntu 11.10 now ...waiting for a miracle!!!
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Re: Crazy! I can see wireless network but can't connect

Postby wyrdoak on Wed Oct 19, 2011 1:03 pm

I had a similar problem the other night. I had two other computers connected to the same wireless hub, but for some reason I couldn't connect this one, finally I rebooted the hub while trying to connect, It connected right on after rebooting the hub, now no problem with the connection. Not really sure as to why then/now and not before. :roll:
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Re: Crazy! I can see wireless network but can't connect

Postby Detonate on Wed Oct 19, 2011 1:10 pm

Run
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cat /var/log/wicd/wicd.log
in a terminal and copy and past the last 10 or 15 lines of the output in your reply.
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Re: Crazy! I can see wireless network but can't connect

Postby 1212dl on Thu Oct 20, 2011 4:21 am

Here we go :

2011/10/19 11:46:05 :: Stopping wpa_supplicant
2011/10/19 11:46:05 :: Flushing the routing table...
2011/10/19 11:46:05 :: Putting interface up...
2011/10/19 11:46:07 :: Attempting to authenticate...
2011/10/19 11:46:43 :: wpa_supplicant authentication may have failed.
2011/10/19 11:46:43 :: connect result is Failed
2011/10/19 11:46:43 :: exiting connection thread
2011/10/19 11:46:43 :: Sending connection attempt result bad_pass
2011/10/19 11:46:43 :: attempting to set hostname with dhclient
2011/10/19 11:46:43 :: using dhcpcd or another supported client may work better
2011/10/19 11:46:43 :: attempting to set hostname with dhclient
2011/10/19 11:46:43 :: using dhcpcd or another supported client may work better
2011/10/19 11:47:46 :: Connecting to wireless network BT Fusion-0403
2011/10/19 11:47:46 :: attempting to set hostname with dhclient
2011/10/19 11:47:46 :: using dhcpcd or another supported client may work better
2011/10/19 11:47:46 :: attempting to set hostname with dhclient
2011/10/19 11:47:46 :: using dhcpcd or another supported client may work better
2011/10/19 11:47:46 :: Putting interface down
2011/10/19 11:47:46 :: Releasing DHCP leases...
2011/10/19 11:47:46 :: attempting to set hostname with dhclient
2011/10/19 11:47:46 :: using dhcpcd or another supported client may work better
2011/10/19 11:47:46 :: Setting false IP...
2011/10/19 11:47:46 :: Stopping wpa_supplicant
2011/10/19 11:47:46 :: Flushing the routing table...
2011/10/19 11:47:46 :: Putting interface up...
2011/10/19 11:47:48 :: Generating psk...
2011/10/19 11:47:48 :: Attempting to authenticate...
2011/10/19 11:48:23 :: wpa_supplicant authentication may have failed.
2011/10/19 11:48:23 :: connect result is Failed
2011/10/19 11:48:23 :: exiting connection thread
2011/10/19 11:48:24 :: Sending connection attempt result bad_pass
2011/10/19 11:48:24 :: attempting to set hostname with dhclient
2011/10/19 11:48:24 :: using dhcpcd or another supported client may work better
2011/10/19 11:48:24 :: attempting to set hostname with dhclient
2011/10/19 11:48:24 :: using dhcpcd or another supported client may work better
2011/10/19 12:29:06 :: Connecting to wireless network BT Fusion-0403
2011/10/19 12:29:06 :: attempting to set hostname with dhclient
2011/10/19 12:29:06 :: using dhcpcd or another supported client may work better
2011/10/19 12:29:06 :: attempting to set hostname with dhclient
2011/10/19 12:29:06 :: using dhcpcd or another supported client may work better
2011/10/19 12:29:06 :: Putting interface down
2011/10/19 12:29:06 :: Releasing DHCP leases...
2011/10/19 12:29:06 :: attempting to set hostname with dhclient
2011/10/19 12:29:06 :: using dhcpcd or another supported client may work better
2011/10/19 12:29:06 :: Setting false IP...
2011/10/19 12:29:06 :: Stopping wpa_supplicant
2011/10/19 12:29:06 :: Flushing the routing table...
2011/10/19 12:29:06 :: Putting interface up...
2011/10/19 12:29:08 :: Generating psk...
2011/10/19 12:29:08 :: Attempting to authenticate...
2011/10/19 12:29:44 :: wpa_supplicant authentication may have failed.
2011/10/19 12:29:44 :: connect result is Failed
2011/10/19 12:29:44 :: exiting connection thread
2011/10/19 12:29:44 :: Sending connection attempt result bad_pass
2011/10/19 12:29:44 :: attempting to set hostname with dhclient
2011/10/19 12:29:44 :: using dhcpcd or another supported client may work better
2011/10/19 12:29:44 :: attempting to set hostname with dhclient
2011/10/19 12:29:44 :: using dhcpcd or another supported client may work better
2011/10/19 16:12:42 :: Autoconnecting...
2011/10/19 16:12:43 :: No wired connection present, attempting to autoconnect to wireless network
2011/10/19 16:12:43 :: Unable to autoconnect, you'll have to manually connect
2011/10/19 16:16:56 :: ---------------------------
2011/10/19 16:16:56 :: wicd initializing...
2011/10/19 16:16:56 :: ---------------------------
2011/10/19 16:16:56 :: wicd is version 1.7.0 552
2011/10/19 16:16:56 :: setting backend to external
2011/10/19 16:16:56 :: trying to load backend external
2011/10/19 16:16:56 :: successfully loaded backend external
2011/10/19 16:16:56 :: trying to load backend external
2011/10/19 16:16:56 :: successfully loaded backend external
2011/10/19 16:16:56 :: Couldn't detect a wireless interface.
2011/10/19 16:16:56 :: setting wireless interface eth2
2011/10/19 16:16:56 :: automatically detected wired interface eth1
2011/10/19 16:16:56 :: setting wired interface eth1
2011/10/19 16:16:56 :: setting wpa driver wext
2011/10/19 16:16:56 :: setting use global dns to False
2011/10/19 16:16:56 :: setting global dns
2011/10/19 16:16:56 :: global dns servers are None None None
2011/10/19 16:16:56 :: domain is None
2011/10/19 16:16:56 :: search domain is None
2011/10/19 16:16:56 :: setting automatically reconnect when connection drops True
2011/10/19 16:16:56 :: Setting dhcp client to 0
2011/10/19 16:16:56 :: Wireless configuration file found...
2011/10/19 16:16:56 :: Wired configuration file found...
2011/10/19 16:16:56 :: chmoding configuration files 0600...
2011/10/19 16:16:56 :: chowning configuration files root:root...
2011/10/19 16:16:56 :: Using wireless interface...eth2
2011/10/19 16:16:56 :: Using wired interface...eth1
2011/10/19 16:17:02 :: Autoconnecting...
2011/10/19 16:17:02 :: No wired connection present, attempting to autoconnect to wireless network
2011/10/19 16:17:02 :: Unable to autoconnect, you'll have to manually connect
2011/10/19 16:17:06 :: Autoconnecting...
2011/10/19 16:17:06 :: No wired connection present, attempting to autoconnect to wireless network
2011/10/19 16:17:07 :: Unable to autoconnect, you'll have to manually connect
2011/10/19 16:17:11 :: Autoconnecting...
2011/10/19 16:17:11 :: No wired connection present, attempting to autoconnect to wireless network
2011/10/19 16:17:12 :: Unable to autoconnect, you'll have to manually connect
2011/10/19 16:17:16 :: Autoconnecting...
2011/10/19 16:17:16 :: No wired connection present, attempting to autoconnect to wireless network
2011/10/19 16:17:17 :: Unable to autoconnect, you'll have to manually connect
2011/10/19 16:20:41 :: Autoconnecting...
2011/10/19 16:20:41 :: No wired connection present, attempting to autoconnect to wireless network
2011/10/19 16:20:41 :: Unable to autoconnect, you'll have to manually connect
2011/10/19 16:21:29 :: ---------------------------
2011/10/19 16:21:29 :: wicd initializing...
2011/10/19 16:21:29 :: ---------------------------
2011/10/19 16:21:29 :: wicd is version 1.7.0 552
2011/10/19 16:21:29 :: setting backend to external
2011/10/19 16:21:29 :: trying to load backend external
2011/10/19 16:21:29 :: successfully loaded backend external
2011/10/19 16:21:29 :: trying to load backend external
2011/10/19 16:21:29 :: successfully loaded backend external
2011/10/19 16:21:29 :: Couldn't detect a wireless interface.
2011/10/19 16:21:29 :: setting wireless interface eth2
2011/10/19 16:21:29 :: automatically detected wired interface eth1
2011/10/19 16:21:29 :: setting wired interface eth1
2011/10/19 16:21:29 :: setting wpa driver wext
2011/10/19 16:21:29 :: setting use global dns to False
2011/10/19 16:21:29 :: setting global dns
2011/10/19 16:21:29 :: global dns servers are None None None
2011/10/19 16:21:29 :: domain is None
2011/10/19 16:21:29 :: search domain is None
2011/10/19 16:21:29 :: setting automatically reconnect when connection drops True
2011/10/19 16:21:29 :: Setting dhcp client to 0
2011/10/19 16:21:29 :: Wireless configuration file found...
2011/10/19 16:21:29 :: Wired configuration file found...
2011/10/19 16:21:29 :: chmoding configuration files 0600...
2011/10/19 16:21:29 :: chowning configuration files root:root...
2011/10/19 16:21:29 :: Using wireless interface...eth2
2011/10/19 16:21:29 :: Using wired interface...eth1
2011/10/19 16:21:35 :: Autoconnecting...
2011/10/19 16:21:36 :: No wired connection present, attempting to autoconnect to wireless network
2011/10/19 16:21:36 :: Unable to autoconnect, you'll have to manually connect
2011/10/19 16:21:40 :: Autoconnecting...
2011/10/19 16:21:40 :: No wired connection present, attempting to autoconnect to wireless network
2011/10/19 16:21:41 :: Unable to autoconnect, you'll have to manually connect
2011/10/19 16:21:57 :: Connecting to wireless network BTBusinessHub-403
2011/10/19 16:21:58 :: attempting to set hostname with dhclient
2011/10/19 16:21:58 :: using dhcpcd or another supported client may work better
2011/10/19 16:21:58 :: attempting to set hostname with dhclient
2011/10/19 16:21:58 :: using dhcpcd or another supported client may work better
2011/10/19 16:21:58 :: Sending connection attempt result Failed
2011/10/19 16:21:58 :: Putting interface down
2011/10/19 16:21:58 :: Releasing DHCP leases...
2011/10/19 16:21:58 :: attempting to set hostname with dhclient
2011/10/19 16:21:58 :: using dhcpcd or another supported client may work better
2011/10/19 16:21:58 :: Setting false IP...
2011/10/19 16:21:58 :: Stopping wpa_supplicant
2011/10/19 16:21:58 :: Flushing the routing table...
2011/10/19 16:21:58 :: Putting interface up...
2011/10/19 16:22:00 :: Attempting to authenticate...
2011/10/19 16:22:35 :: wpa_supplicant authentication may have failed.
2011/10/19 16:22:35 :: connect result is
2011/10/19 16:22:35 :: exiting connection thread
2011/10/19 16:22:36 :: Sending connection attempt result bad_pass
2011/10/19 16:22:36 :: attempting to set hostname with dhclient
2011/10/19 16:22:36 :: using dhcpcd or another supported client may work better
2011/10/19 16:22:36 :: attempting to set hostname with dhclient
2011/10/19 16:22:36 :: using dhcpcd or another supported client may work better
2011/10/19 16:22:36 :: attempting to set hostname with dhclient
2011/10/19 16:22:36 :: using dhcpcd or another supported client may work better
2011/10/19 16:22:36 :: attempting to set hostname with dhclient
2011/10/19 16:22:36 :: using dhcpcd or another supported client may work better
2011/10/19 16:22:50 :: Connecting to wireless network BTBusinessHub-403
2011/10/19 16:22:50 :: attempting to set hostname with dhclient
2011/10/19 16:22:50 :: using dhcpcd or another supported client may work better
2011/10/19 16:22:50 :: attempting to set hostname with dhclient
2011/10/19 16:22:50 :: using dhcpcd or another supported client may work better
2011/10/19 16:22:50 :: Putting interface down
2011/10/19 16:22:50 :: Releasing DHCP leases...
2011/10/19 16:22:50 :: attempting to set hostname with dhclient
2011/10/19 16:22:50 :: using dhcpcd or another supported client may work better
2011/10/19 16:22:50 :: Setting false IP...
2011/10/19 16:22:50 :: Stopping wpa_supplicant
2011/10/19 16:22:51 :: Flushing the routing table...
2011/10/19 16:22:51 :: Putting interface up...
2011/10/19 16:22:53 :: Attempting to authenticate...
2011/10/19 16:23:28 :: wpa_supplicant authentication may have failed.
2011/10/19 16:23:28 :: connect result is Failed
2011/10/19 16:23:28 :: exiting connection thread
2011/10/19 16:23:28 :: Sending connection attempt result bad_pass
2011/10/19 16:23:28 :: attempting to set hostname with dhclient
2011/10/19 16:23:28 :: using dhcpcd or another supported client may work better
2011/10/19 16:23:28 :: attempting to set hostname with dhclient
2011/10/19 16:23:28 :: using dhcpcd or another supported client may work better
2011/10/19 16:23:28 :: attempting to set hostname with dhclient
2011/10/19 16:23:28 :: using dhcpcd or another supported client may work better
2011/10/19 16:23:28 :: attempting to set hostname with dhclient
2011/10/19 16:23:28 :: using dhcpcd or another supported client may work better
2011/10/19 16:27:07 :: Autoconnecting...
2011/10/19 16:27:07 :: No wired connection present, attempting to autoconnect to wireless network
2011/10/19 16:27:08 :: Unable to autoconnect, you'll have to manually connect
2011/10/19 16:27:08 :: Autoconnecting...
2011/10/19 16:27:08 :: No wired connection present, attempting to autoconnect to wireless network
2011/10/19 16:27:08 :: trying to automatically connect to...BTBusinessHub-403
2011/10/19 16:27:08 :: Connecting to wireless network BTBusinessHub-403
2011/10/19 16:27:08 :: attempting to set hostname with dhclient
2011/10/19 16:27:08 :: using dhcpcd or another supported client may work better
2011/10/19 16:27:08 :: attempting to set hostname with dhclient
2011/10/19 16:27:08 :: using dhcpcd or another supported client may work better
2011/10/19 16:27:08 :: Putting interface down
2011/10/19 16:27:08 :: Releasing DHCP leases...
2011/10/19 16:27:08 :: attempting to set hostname with dhclient
2011/10/19 16:27:08 :: using dhcpcd or another supported client may work better
2011/10/19 16:27:08 :: Setting false IP...
2011/10/19 16:27:08 :: Stopping wpa_supplicant
2011/10/19 16:27:08 :: Flushing the routing table...
2011/10/19 16:27:08 :: Putting interface up...
2011/10/19 16:27:10 :: Attempting to authenticate...
2011/10/19 16:27:13 :: Daemon going down, killing wicd-monitor...
2011/10/19 16:27:13 :: Removing PID file...
2011/10/19 16:27:13 :: Shutting down...
2011/10/19 16:27:13 :: Exception KeyError: KeyError(-1219606848,) in 2011/10/19 16:27:13 :: Daemon going down, killing wicd-monitor...
2011/10/19 16:27:13 :: Removing PID file...
2011/10/19 16:27:13 :: Shutting down...
2011/10/19 16:27:13 :: Exception KeyError: KeyError(-1219500352,) in <module 'threading' from '/usr/lib/python2.6/threading.pyo'> ignored
<module 'threading' from '/usr/lib/python2.6/threading.pyo'> ignored
2011/10/19 16:28:04 :: ---------------------------
2011/10/19 16:28:04 :: wicd initializing...
2011/10/19 16:28:04 :: ---------------------------
2011/10/19 16:28:04 :: wicd is version 1.7.0 552
2011/10/19 16:28:04 :: setting backend to external
2011/10/19 16:28:04 :: trying to load backend external
2011/10/19 16:28:04 :: successfully loaded backend external
2011/10/19 16:28:04 :: trying to load backend external
2011/10/19 16:28:04 :: successfully loaded backend external
2011/10/19 16:28:04 :: Couldn't detect a wireless interface.
2011/10/19 16:28:04 :: setting wireless interface eth2
2011/10/19 16:28:04 :: automatically detected wired interface eth1
2011/10/19 16:28:04 :: setting wired interface eth1
2011/10/19 16:28:04 :: setting wpa driver wext
2011/10/19 16:28:04 :: setting use global dns to False
2011/10/19 16:28:04 :: setting global dns
2011/10/19 16:28:04 :: global dns servers are None None None
2011/10/19 16:28:04 :: domain is None
2011/10/19 16:28:04 :: search domain is None
2011/10/19 16:28:04 :: setting automatically reconnect when connection drops True
2011/10/19 16:28:04 :: Setting dhcp client to 0
2011/10/19 16:28:05 :: Wireless configuration file found...
2011/10/19 16:28:05 :: Wired configuration file found...
2011/10/19 16:28:05 :: chmoding configuration files 0600...
2011/10/19 16:28:05 :: chowning configuration files root:root...
2011/10/19 16:28:05 :: Using wireless interface...eth2
2011/10/19 16:28:05 :: Using wired interface...eth1
2011/10/19 16:28:11 :: Autoconnecting...
2011/10/19 16:28:13 :: No wired connection present, attempting to autoconnect to wireless network
2011/10/19 16:28:14 :: Unable to autoconnect, you'll have to manually connect
2011/10/19 16:28:16 :: Autoconnecting...
2011/10/19 16:28:16 :: No wired connection present, attempting to autoconnect to wireless network
2011/10/19 16:28:17 :: trying to automatically connect to...BTBusinessHub-403
2011/10/19 16:28:17 :: Connecting to wireless network BTBusinessHub-403
2011/10/19 16:28:17 :: attempting to set hostname with dhclient
2011/10/19 16:28:17 :: using dhcpcd or another supported client may work better
2011/10/19 16:28:17 :: attempting to set hostname with dhclient
2011/10/19 16:28:17 :: using dhcpcd or another supported client may work better
2011/10/19 16:28:17 :: Putting interface down
2011/10/19 16:28:17 :: Releasing DHCP leases...
2011/10/19 16:28:17 :: attempting to set hostname with dhclient
2011/10/19 16:28:17 :: using dhcpcd or another supported client may work better
2011/10/19 16:28:17 :: Setting false IP...
2011/10/19 16:28:17 :: Stopping wpa_supplicant
2011/10/19 16:28:17 :: Flushing the routing table...
2011/10/19 16:28:17 :: Putting interface up...
2011/10/19 16:28:19 :: Attempting to authenticate...
2011/10/19 16:28:54 :: trying to load backend ioctl
2011/10/19 16:28:54 :: WARNING: python-iwscan not found, falling back to using iwlist scan.
2011/10/19 16:28:54 :: WARNING: python-wpactrl not found, falling back to using wpa_cli.
2011/10/19 16:28:54 :: trying to load backend external
2011/10/19 16:28:55 :: wpa_supplicant authentication may have failed.
2011/10/19 16:28:55 :: connect result is Failed
2011/10/19 16:28:55 :: exiting connection thread
2011/10/19 16:28:55 :: Sending connection attempt result bad_pass
2011/10/19 16:28:55 :: attempting to set hostname with dhclient
2011/10/19 16:28:55 :: using dhcpcd or another supported client may work better
2011/10/19 16:28:56 :: attempting to set hostname with dhclient
2011/10/19 16:28:56 :: using dhcpcd or another supported client may work better
2011/10/19 16:29:21 :: setting use global dns to 0
2011/10/19 16:29:21 :: setting global dns
2011/10/19 16:29:21 :: global dns servers are
2011/10/19 16:29:21 :: domain is
2011/10/19 16:29:21 :: search domain is
2011/10/19 16:29:21 :: setting wireless interface eth2
2011/10/19 16:29:21 :: setting wired interface eth1
2011/10/19 16:29:21 :: setting wpa driver wext
2011/10/19 16:29:21 :: setting automatically reconnect when connection drops 1
2011/10/19 16:29:21 :: setting backend to external
2011/10/19 16:29:21 :: Setting dhcp client to 0
2011/10/19 16:30:03 :: Connecting to wireless network BT Fusion-0403
2011/10/19 16:30:03 :: attempting to set hostname with dhclient
2011/10/19 16:30:03 :: using dhcpcd or another supported client may work better
2011/10/19 16:30:03 :: attempting to set hostname with dhclient
2011/10/19 16:30:03 :: using dhcpcd or another supported client may work better
2011/10/19 16:30:03 :: Putting interface down
2011/10/19 16:30:03 :: Releasing DHCP leases...
2011/10/19 16:30:03 :: attempting to set hostname with dhclient
2011/10/19 16:30:03 :: using dhcpcd or another supported client may work better
2011/10/19 16:30:03 :: Setting false IP...
2011/10/19 16:30:03 :: Stopping wpa_supplicant
2011/10/19 16:30:03 :: Flushing the routing table...
2011/10/19 16:30:03 :: Putting interface up...
2011/10/19 16:30:05 :: Generating psk...
2011/10/19 16:30:05 :: Attempting to authenticate...
2011/10/19 16:30:40 :: wpa_supplicant authentication may have failed.
2011/10/19 16:30:40 :: connect result is Failed
2011/10/19 16:30:40 :: exiting connection thread
2011/10/19 16:30:40 :: Sending connection attempt result bad_pass
2011/10/19 16:30:41 :: attempting to set hostname with dhclient
2011/10/19 16:30:41 :: using dhcpcd or another supported client may work better
2011/10/19 16:30:41 :: attempting to set hostname with dhclient
2011/10/19 16:30:41 :: using dhcpcd or another supported client may work better
2011/10/19 16:31:14 :: Connecting to wireless network BT Fusion-0403
2011/10/19 16:31:14 :: attempting to set hostname with dhclient
2011/10/19 16:31:14 :: using dhcpcd or another supported client may work better
2011/10/19 16:31:14 :: attempting to set hostname with dhclient
2011/10/19 16:31:14 :: using dhcpcd or another supported client may work better
2011/10/19 16:31:14 :: Putting interface down
2011/10/19 16:31:14 :: Releasing DHCP leases...
2011/10/19 16:31:14 :: attempting to set hostname with dhclient
2011/10/19 16:31:14 :: using dhcpcd or another supported client may work better
2011/10/19 16:31:14 :: Setting false IP...
2011/10/19 16:31:14 :: Stopping wpa_supplicant
2011/10/19 16:31:14 :: Flushing the routing table...
2011/10/19 16:31:14 :: Putting interface up...
2011/10/19 16:31:16 :: Generating psk...
2011/10/19 16:31:16 :: Attempting to authenticate...
2011/10/19 16:31:52 :: wpa_supplicant authentication may have failed.
2011/10/19 16:31:52 :: connect result is Failed
2011/10/19 16:31:52 :: exiting connection thread
2011/10/19 16:31:52 :: Sending connection attempt result bad_pass
2011/10/19 16:31:52 :: attempting to set hostname with dhclient
2011/10/19 16:31:52 :: using dhcpcd or another supported client may work better
2011/10/19 16:31:52 :: attempting to set hostname with dhclient
2011/10/19 16:31:52 :: using dhcpcd or another supported client may work better
2011/10/19 16:32:10 :: Autoconnecting...
2011/10/19 16:32:10 :: No wired connection present, attempting to autoconnect to wireless network
2011/10/19 16:32:11 :: Unable to autoconnect, you'll have to manually connect
2011/10/19 16:32:15 :: Autoconnecting...
2011/10/19 16:32:15 :: No wired connection present, attempting to autoconnect to wireless network
2011/10/19 16:32:16 :: Unable to autoconnect, you'll have to manually connect
2011/10/19 16:32:17 :: Daemon going down, killing wicd-monitor...
2011/10/19 16:32:17 :: Removing PID file...
2011/10/19 16:32:17 :: Shutting down...
2011/10/19 16:32:17 :: Exception KeyError: KeyError(-1221306688,) in <module 'threading' from '/usr/lib/python2.6/threading.pyo'> ignored
2011/10/19 17:32:38 :: ---------------------------
2011/10/19 17:32:38 :: wicd initializing...
2011/10/19 17:32:38 :: ---------------------------
2011/10/19 17:32:38 :: wicd is version 1.7.0 552
2011/10/19 17:32:38 :: setting backend to external
2011/10/19 17:32:38 :: trying to load backend external
2011/10/19 17:32:38 :: successfully loaded backend external
2011/10/19 17:32:39 :: trying to load backend external
2011/10/19 17:32:39 :: successfully loaded backend external
2011/10/19 17:32:39 :: Couldn't detect a wireless interface.
2011/10/19 17:32:39 :: setting wireless interface eth2
2011/10/19 17:32:39 :: Couldn't detect a wired interface.
2011/10/19 17:32:39 :: setting wired interface eth1
2011/10/19 17:32:39 :: setting wpa driver wext
2011/10/19 17:32:39 :: setting use global dns to False
2011/10/19 17:32:39 :: setting global dns
2011/10/19 17:32:39 :: global dns servers are None None None
2011/10/19 17:32:39 :: domain is None
2011/10/19 17:32:39 :: search domain is None
2011/10/19 17:32:39 :: setting automatically reconnect when connection drops True
2011/10/19 17:32:39 :: Setting dhcp client to 0
2011/10/19 17:32:39 :: Wireless configuration file found...
2011/10/19 17:32:39 :: Wired configuration file found...
2011/10/19 17:32:39 :: chmoding configuration files 0600...
2011/10/19 17:32:39 :: chowning configuration files root:root...
2011/10/19 17:32:39 :: Using wireless interface...eth2
2011/10/19 17:32:39 :: Using wired interface...eth1
2011/10/19 17:32:45 :: Autoconnecting...
2011/10/19 17:32:45 :: No wired connection present, attempting to autoconnect to wireless network
2011/10/19 17:32:45 :: Unable to autoconnect, you'll have to manually connect
2011/10/19 17:32:50 :: Autoconnecting...
2011/10/19 17:32:50 :: No wired connection present, attempting to autoconnect to wireless network
2011/10/19 17:32:50 :: Unable to autoconnect, you'll have to manually connect
2011/10/19 17:32:55 :: Autoconnecting...
2011/10/19 17:32:55 :: No wired connection present, attempting to autoconnect to wireless network
2011/10/19 17:32:56 :: Unable to autoconnect, you'll have to manually connect
2011/10/19 17:33:00 :: Autoconnecting...
2011/10/19 17:33:00 :: No wired connection present, attempting to autoconnect to wireless network
2011/10/19 17:33:00 :: Unable to autoconnect, you'll have to manually connect
2011/10/19 17:34:28 :: Daemon going down, killing wicd-monitor...
2011/10/19 17:34:28 :: Removing PID file...
2011/10/19 17:34:28 :: Shutting down...
2011/10/19 17:34:28 :: Exception KeyError: KeyError(-1217136960,) in <module 'threading' from '/usr/lib/python2.6/threading.pyo'> ignored
2011/10/20 09:08:25 :: ---------------------------
2011/10/20 09:08:25 :: wicd initializing...
2011/10/20 09:08:25 :: ---------------------------
2011/10/20 09:08:25 :: wicd is version 1.7.0 552
2011/10/20 09:08:25 :: setting backend to external
2011/10/20 09:08:25 :: trying to load backend external
2011/10/20 09:08:25 :: successfully loaded backend external
2011/10/20 09:08:25 :: trying to load backend external
2011/10/20 09:08:25 :: successfully loaded backend external
2011/10/20 09:08:25 :: Couldn't detect a wireless interface.
2011/10/20 09:08:25 :: setting wireless interface eth2
2011/10/20 09:08:25 :: Couldn't detect a wired interface.
2011/10/20 09:08:25 :: setting wired interface eth1
2011/10/20 09:08:25 :: setting wpa driver wext
2011/10/20 09:08:25 :: setting use global dns to False
2011/10/20 09:08:25 :: setting global dns
2011/10/20 09:08:25 :: global dns servers are None None None
2011/10/20 09:08:25 :: domain is None
2011/10/20 09:08:25 :: search domain is None
2011/10/20 09:08:25 :: setting automatically reconnect when connection drops True
2011/10/20 09:08:27 :: Setting dhcp client to 0
2011/10/20 09:08:27 :: Wireless configuration file found...
2011/10/20 09:08:27 :: Wired configuration file found...
2011/10/20 09:08:27 :: chmoding configuration files 0600...
2011/10/20 09:08:27 :: chowning configuration files root:root...
2011/10/20 09:08:27 :: Using wireless interface...eth2
2011/10/20 09:08:27 :: Using wired interface...eth1
2011/10/20 09:08:33 :: Autoconnecting...
2011/10/20 09:08:33 :: No wired connection present, attempting to autoconnect to wireless network
2011/10/20 09:08:33 :: Unable to autoconnect, you'll have to manually connect
2011/10/20 09:08:38 :: Autoconnecting...
2011/10/20 09:08:38 :: No wired connection present, attempting to autoconnect to wireless network
2011/10/20 09:08:38 :: Unable to autoconnect, you'll have to manually connect
2011/10/20 09:08:43 :: Autoconnecting...
2011/10/20 09:08:43 :: No wired connection present, attempting to autoconnect to wireless network
2011/10/20 09:08:43 :: Unable to autoconnect, you'll have to manually connect
2011/10/20 09:08:48 :: Autoconnecting...
2011/10/20 09:08:49 :: No wired connection present, attempting to autoconnect to wireless network
2011/10/20 09:08:49 :: Unable to autoconnect, you'll have to manually connect
2011/10/20 09:09:41 :: Daemon going down, killing wicd-monitor...
2011/10/20 09:09:41 :: Removing PID file...
2011/10/20 09:09:41 :: Shutting down...
2011/10/20 09:09:41 :: Exception KeyError: KeyError(-1216657728,) in <module 'threading' from '/usr/lib/python2.6/threading.pyo'> ignored
2011/10/20 09:13:22 :: ---------------------------
2011/10/20 09:13:22 :: wicd initializing...
2011/10/20 09:13:22 :: ---------------------------
2011/10/20 09:13:22 :: wicd is version 1.7.0 552
2011/10/20 09:13:22 :: setting backend to external
2011/10/20 09:13:22 :: trying to load backend external
2011/10/20 09:13:22 :: successfully loaded backend external
2011/10/20 09:13:23 :: trying to load backend external
2011/10/20 09:13:23 :: successfully loaded backend external
2011/10/20 09:13:23 :: Couldn't detect a wireless interface.
2011/10/20 09:13:23 :: setting wireless interface eth2
2011/10/20 09:13:23 :: automatically detected wired interface eth1
2011/10/20 09:13:23 :: setting wired interface eth1
2011/10/20 09:13:23 :: setting wpa driver wext
2011/10/20 09:13:23 :: setting use global dns to False
2011/10/20 09:13:23 :: setting global dns
2011/10/20 09:13:23 :: global dns servers are None None None
2011/10/20 09:13:23 :: domain is None
2011/10/20 09:13:23 :: search domain is None
2011/10/20 09:13:23 :: setting automatically reconnect when connection drops True
2011/10/20 09:13:23 :: Setting dhcp client to 0
2011/10/20 09:13:23 :: Wireless configuration file found...
2011/10/20 09:13:23 :: Wired configuration file found...
2011/10/20 09:13:23 :: chmoding configuration files 0600...
2011/10/20 09:13:23 :: chowning configuration files root:root...
2011/10/20 09:13:23 :: Using wireless interface...eth2
2011/10/20 09:13:23 :: Using wired interface...eth1
2011/10/20 09:13:31 :: Autoconnecting...
2011/10/20 09:13:31 :: No wired connection present, attempting to autoconnect to wireless network
2011/10/20 09:13:32 :: Unable to autoconnect, you'll have to manually connect
2011/10/20 09:13:34 :: Autoconnecting...
2011/10/20 09:13:34 :: No wired connection present, attempting to autoconnect to wireless network
2011/10/20 09:13:35 :: Unable to autoconnect, you'll have to manually connect
2011/10/20 09:13:39 :: Autoconnecting...
2011/10/20 09:13:39 :: No wired connection present, attempting to autoconnect to wireless network
2011/10/20 09:13:40 :: Unable to autoconnect, you'll have to manually connect
2011/10/20 09:13:44 :: Autoconnecting...
2011/10/20 09:13:45 :: No wired connection present, attempting to autoconnect to wireless network
2011/10/20 09:13:45 :: Unable to autoconnect, you'll have to manually connect
2011/10/20 09:17:09 :: Autoconnecting...
2011/10/20 09:17:09 :: No wired connection present, attempting to autoconnect to wireless network
2011/10/20 09:17:10 :: Unable to autoconnect, you'll have to manually connect

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Re: Crazy! I can see wireless network but can't connect

Postby 1212dl on Thu Oct 20, 2011 9:58 am

Thanks guys for your support... I think I cracked it...it is sooooooo stupid that I am embarrassed to confess...someone else came with a MAC to the office today and couldn't connect either...I couldn't connect either with a live-cd of lubuntu...and like the days before other laptops could connect...I restarted the router...everyone is connected, included this beautiful LMDE :D
God knows why only the usual laptops could connect every day but not this Mac and this LMDE laptop, but hey, I am not going to complain.

Thanks again
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Re: Crazy! I can see wireless network but can't connect

Postby Detonate on Thu Oct 20, 2011 11:06 am

Restart the router :!: :!:

I should have suggested that first.

What happens is your system remembers the last DHCP address you had, and tries to connect using that same IP address, which your router thinks is already in use. Restarting the router of course clears the memory in the router and once again makes that DHCP address available.
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Re: Crazy! I can see wireless network but can't connect

Postby rjweeks on Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:03 pm

So I'm curious if this is the issue that I'm having also--can't seem to get a few Dell Laptops working with the wireless. The wired works great--can't seem to get the wireless working to save my life--I'll try the turning off the router bit...but what about a wireless network that you can't turn off--ie, at a Starbucks or work? Seems like this should work easier than it is.
Detonate wrote:Restart the router :!: :!:

I should have suggested that first.

What happens is your system remembers the last DHCP address you had, and tries to connect using that same IP address, which your router thinks is already in use. Restarting the router of course clears the memory in the router and once again makes that DHCP address available.
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Re: Crazy! I can see wireless network but can't connect

Postby Detonate on Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:49 pm

I don't have a wireless connection to play with at this time, but I think you can release the IP by entering in a terminal:
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sudo dhclient -r
sudo service networking restart


Try it and let me know if it works. If not, I have another way to do it that is a little more complicated.
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