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Wifi does not connect and keeps asking for password

Post by Subcomfreak » Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:02 pm

Hello, I am new to Linux mint and this is the first time installing linux on this computer. For some reason the wifi does not work and it keeps asking me to supply a password (it does not seem to get passed the authentication stage). It can see all of the networks around me perfectly fine, but it cannot connect to my router. I checked and the Ethernet works perfectly fine, but I'd like to get the wifi running.

here are the specs of the computer:

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System:    Host: John-Linux Kernel: 4.10.0-38-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
           Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3 (Gtk 2.24.28) Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia
Machine:   System: ASUS product: All Series
           Mobo: ASUSTeK model: X99-DELUXE v: Rev 1.xx
           Bios: American Megatrends v: 1103 date: 11/14/2014
CPU:       Hexa core Intel Core i7-5930K (-HT-MCP-) cache: 15360 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 41978
           clock speeds: max: 3700 MHz 1: 1204 MHz 2: 1199 MHz 3: 1199 MHz
           4: 1223 MHz 5: 1209 MHz 6: 1200 MHz 7: 1200 MHz 8: 1200 MHz
           9: 1216 MHz 10: 1298 MHz 11: 1199 MHz 12: 1206 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA GM204 [GeForce GTX 980] bus-ID: 01:00.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) FAILED: nouveau
           Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: NV124
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.2.4 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card-1 NVIDIA GM204 High Definition Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 01:00.1
           Card-2 Intel C610/X99 series HD Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.10.0-38-generic
Network:   Card-1: Intel Ethernet Connection (2) I218-V
           driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k port: f020 bus-ID: 00:19.0
           IF: eno1 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Intel I211 Gigabit Network Connection
           driver: igb v: 5.4.0-k port: d000 bus-ID: 08:00.0
           IF: enp8s0 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-3: Broadcom BCM4360 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter
           driver: wl bus-ID: 09:00.0
           IF: wlp9s0 state: dormant mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 1320.3GB (1.6% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD10EZEX size: 1000.2GB
           ID-2: /dev/sdb model: TOSHIBA_THNSNJ25 size: 256.1GB
           ID-3: USB /dev/sdc model: Cruzer_Glide size: 64.0GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 46G used: 5.3G (13%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5
           ID-2: /home size: 99G used: 168M (1%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda6
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 16.00GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda7
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 27.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 0
Info:      Processes: 293 Uptime: 40 min Memory: 1750.3/15946.6MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35 
As you can see it has the Broadcom BCM4360 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter, which is an integrated component of my motherboard. I am currently using the current version of bcmwl driver:

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  *-network               
       description: Ethernet interface
       product: Ethernet Connection (2) I218-V
       vendor: Intel Corporation
       physical id: 19
       bus info: pci@0000:00:19.0
       logical name: eno1
       version: 05
       serial: ac:9e:17:b8:3c:7f
       size: 1Gbit/s
       capacity: 1Gbit/s
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
       configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=e1000e driverversion=3.2.6-k duplex=full firmware=0.1-4 ip=192.168.1.68 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=1Gbit/s
       resources: irq:56 memory:fb100000-fb11ffff memory:fb138000-fb138fff ioport:f020(size=32)
  *-network
       description: Ethernet interface
       product: I211 Gigabit Network Connection
       vendor: Intel Corporation
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:08:00.0
       logical name: enp8s0
       version: 03
       serial: ac:9e:17:b8:3f:e7
       capacity: 1Gbit/s
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi msix pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
       configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=igb driverversion=5.4.0-k firmware=0. 6-1 latency=0 link=no multicast=yes port=twisted pair
       resources: irq:16 memory:fb600000-fb61ffff ioport:d000(size=32) memory:fb620000-fb623fff
  *-network
       description: Wireless interface
       product: BCM4360 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter
       vendor: Broadcom Corporation
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:09:00.0
       logical name: wlp9s0
       version: 03
       serial: 40:e2:30:92:2f:84
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
       configuration: broadcast=yes driver=wl0 driverversion=6.30.223.271 (r587334) latency=0 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11
       resources: irq:17 memory:fb400000-fb407fff memory:fb200000-fb3fffff
Things I have tried: changing the encrypion type on my router. Resetting the router. I have tried the other drivers: b43, and b43-legacy. I have also turned off the power saving function.

Thanks in advance for your help,

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Re: Wifi does not connect and keeps asking for password

Post by jglen490 » Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:35 am

It appears that your wifi connection shows as "dormant".

Post the output of:

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rfkill list
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Re: Wifi does not connect and keeps asking for password

Post by all41 » Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:07 am

@Subcomfreak
Welcome to the forum.
Not offering advice for your problem but just saying thumbs up for providing pertinent information
along with you request for support. Good job!
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Re: Wifi does not connect and keeps asking for password

Post by cranford » Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:39 pm

I have the same exact problem with the same computer. It wokred fine with 18.3 KDE, so what's the difference. I switched to //cinnamon, because KDE crashed after the last update, so now I have a doorstop?

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Re: Wifi does not connect and keeps asking for password

Post by Moem » Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:23 am

cranford wrote:I have the same exact problem with the same computer. It wokred fine with 18.3 KDE, so what's the difference. I switched to //cinnamon, because KDE crashed after the last update, so now I have a doorstop?
Cranford, if you want answers to your problem, please post a thread of your own. It keeps everything a lot clearer. Thanks!
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Re: Wifi does not connect and keeps asking for password

Post by kc1di » Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:03 am

Hello Subcomfreak and welcome to Linux Mint Forums,
Great to have you here.

Here is something you can try.
Sometimes It's the authentication method that's being used, It must match what your wireless network expects. You can check what is being used by right clicking on the network manager icon in the panel. selecting edit connections then click on your wifi link and click edit again then go to the security tab and see what it's set for
mine works on wpa & wpa2 personal yours may have to be set differently depending upon your wireless router settings.
good luck.
PS if it works on WEP you should try to reset the router to WPA because wep is no longer secure.
This article explains why that is so.
https://www.guidingtech.com/9304/why-yo ... ome-wi-fi/
Easy tips : https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/
Linux Mint Installation Guide: http://linuxmint-installation-guide.rea ... en/latest/
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Re: Wifi does not connect and keeps asking for password

Post by cranford » Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:14 pm

It was the exact same problem on the exact same model. A new thread would be redundant. I tried every mode of WEP WPA, etc. Nothing works. The same in Mate, KDE worked. it is a Linux Mint version problem.

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Re: Wifi does not connect and keeps asking for password

Post by kc1di » Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:47 pm

cranford wrote:It was the exact same problem on the exact same model. A new thread would be redundant. I tried every mode of WEP WPA, etc. Nothing works. The same in Mate, KDE worked. it is a Linux Mint version problem.
Sounds like Mate looks like a good choice for now.
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Re: Wifi does not connect and keeps asking for password

Post by cranford » Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:02 pm

What I meant was that it doesn't work in Mate, either. It worked it KDE. KDE crashed, however, with the latest update. I'm ready to abandon Linux altogether at this point. It worked great for about a year, then went downhill rapidly.

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Re: Wifi does not connect and keeps asking for password

Post by cranford » Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:06 pm

I already had the router on WPA. & WPA2 That is the Comcast default. My laptop receives a strong signal. The password is right. Everything is entered the same way as in KDE. It is a Linux problem.

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Re: Wifi does not connect and keeps asking for password

Post by kc1di » Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:33 am

Hi cranford,
Don't give up it can be solved,
what you need to do though is start a separate thread, and go to the terminal an issue this command

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inxi -Fxz
and post the output in the new thread,
even though your problem sounds the same it may not be the same.
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Re: Wifi does not connect and keeps asking for password

Post by cranford » Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:29 pm

I installed today's updates to Linux Mint and it also upgraded to Firefox 58. It fixed the problem.
Like I said, it was a Linux problem.

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