Bug 8431 - (int-129738) WiFi status item blinks continually but never connects (D-link DI 624) - WPA TKIP
(int-129738)
: WiFi status item blinks continually but never connects (D-link DI 624) - WPA ...
Status: NEW
Product: Connectivity
WiFi
: 5.0:(10.2010.19-1)
: N900 Maemo
: Unspecified normal with 4 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: unassigned
: wifi-bugs
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Reported: 2010-01-23 01:46 UTC by sia_adjudani
Modified: 2011-07-09 22:55 UTC (History)
10 users (show)

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Description sia_adjudani (reporter) 2010-01-23 01:46:13 UTC
SOFTWARE VERSION:
(Settings > General > About product)

EXACT STEPS LEADING TO PROBLEM: 
(Explain in detail what you do (e.g. tap on OK) and what you see (e.g. message
Connection Failed appears))
1. I can not connect to my home wireless
2. I have no problems with my N97, N96 or E71 but the N900 will not connect.
3. The N900 finds the wireless and I enter the password but it will not
connect. The symbols in the status area keeps flashing but never goes solid.

EXPECTED OUTCOME:Connect

ACTUAL OUTCOME: Does not connect

REPRODUCIBILITY: Always
(always, less than 1/10, 5/10, 9/10) 

EXTRA SOFTWARE INSTALLED: latest SW update on Jan 22, 2010

OTHER COMMENTS:

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Comment 1 Ryan Abel maemo.org 2010-01-23 06:09:45 UTC
What's the brand and model of your router? What connection type are you using
(WEP/WPA/WPA2, hidden/visible SSID, etc.)?

Have you tried restarting the N900? The router?
Comment 2 sia_adjudani (reporter) 2010-01-23 06:17:53 UTC
(In reply to comment #1)
> What's the brand and model of your router? What connection type are you using
> (WEP/WPA/WPA2, hidden/visible SSID, etc.)?

D-link...WAP and visible SSID.
> 
> Have you tried restarting the N900? The router? Yes I tried both, It will work if you remove the access password on the router and have it as an open router but I want to have the password in there.
>
Comment 3 Andre Klapper maemo.org 2010-01-23 18:43:48 UTC
Please provide exact, complete information about your router, brand, version,
firmware, plus answering Ryan's unanswered questions...
Comment 4 sia_adjudani (reporter) 2010-01-23 23:52:25 UTC
(In reply to comment #3)
> Please provide exact, complete information about your router, brand, version,
> firmware, plus answering Ryan's unanswered questions...


My router is D-link DI 624, sorry but I'm not very Technical.
I have tried restarting both the router and my phone several times...

To connect to my wireless I do the following;

I go to menu -> settings.-> Internet connections -> connections -> new -> next.

I didn't change the connection name, so its "Connection 1" and connection type:
Wi-Fi. -> Next

Then it asks "Scan for available Wi-Fi networks?" -> Yes

It finds my router. I highlight it and press next.

Then I need to enter "Pre-shared key" So I type in my password and press Next.

Now it says "Connection setup: Complete." I can press Finish, previous or
advanced.

I have tried going in to advanced and trying to turn the "power saving" setting
off, and I have tried with the "power saving" setting on.

After I press Finished -> Done.

Now the Wi-Fi icon is blinking by the battery icon. It lasts about 1 minute and
after that it says " authorization failed" -> Enter the WPA password again.

If I remove the password from my router so it is an open network, the N900 will
connect to it.

I hope this helps
Comment 5 Ryan Abel maemo.org 2010-01-24 01:08:39 UTC
(In reply to comment #4)
> Now the Wi-Fi icon is blinking by the battery icon. It lasts about 1 minute and
> after that it says " authorization failed" -> Enter the WPA password again.
> 
> If I remove the password from my router so it is an open network, the N900 will
> connect to it.
> 
> I hope this helps
> 

Are you COMPLETELY sure you're entering the correct password? What if you try
changing the security setting on the router? If open works, how about WEP or
WPA2?
Comment 6 sia_adjudani (reporter) 2010-01-24 01:12:37 UTC
(In reply to comment #5)
> (In reply to comment #4)
> > Now the Wi-Fi icon is blinking by the battery icon. It lasts about 1 minute and
> > after that it says " authorization failed" -> Enter the WPA password again.
> > 
> > If I remove the password from my router so it is an open network, the N900 will
> > connect to it.
> > 
> > I hope this helps
> > 
> 
> Are you COMPLETELY sure you're entering the correct password? What if you try
> changing the security setting on the router? If open works, how about WEP or
> WPA2?
> 

Yes, I am sure about the password as I have several other devices using the
wireless. I hav etried entering the password several times. I have also tried
WPA2 and WEP with no luck
Comment 7 jttm80 2010-01-27 04:58:41 UTC
I am also having this problem. Other devices can connect to network, but N900
cannot. Using a WEP key (and I've tried both the normal passkey and the 128bit
generated one). Neither works.
Comment 8 Andre Klapper maemo.org 2010-01-27 15:45:29 UTC
sia_adjudani, do you use WPA PSK TKIP?

Confirming that the N900 currently can't connect to D-link Dl-624 when WPA PSK
TKIP is used (int-129738). It always asks for the "Pre-shared key" even when
entering correct PSK.
According to internal testing, when using WEP or WPA2 PSK, N900 can connect to
AP normally.

(In reply to comment #7)
> I am also having this problem. Using a WEP key.

jttm80, is this about exactly the same hardware? Please always mention it so we
don't mix several issues in one bug report. :)
Comment 9 Andre Klapper maemo.org 2010-02-09 23:39:24 UTC
sia_adjudani, do you use WPA PSK TKIP?
Comment 10 avalentine1984 2010-02-15 11:03:50 UTC
this bug sounds similar to the one i am experiencing. 
To resolve i had to enter the ip details manually as the n900 
could not get them from the router.

my router is a netgear wnr2000
tried wpa and wpa2
and yes the password is correct.
Comment 11 First Knight 2010-02-22 05:08:06 UTC
I face this problem as well.

to be able to connect to the router i have to connect to devel_adhoc and then
reconnect to the router. That works

I am using Netgear MR814. This is using WAP visible SSID and have already save
as one of the connection in my phone.
Comment 12 J.O. Aho 2010-02-23 21:03:06 UTC
I experience the same problem. At home I use WEP (have some devices that don't
support WPA), at work we have WAP pre-shared key, if I don't disconnect
manually the WEP connection at home, then the WAP connection at work will fail
Always (asking for the key over and over again).
If I do manually disconnect from the WEP at home, then the fail rate at work is
more like 1/10. At the shopping mall next to work there is an open WEP,
connecting to that one and then manually disconnect will not fix the problem,
it seems there is a need to be a closed WEP which you connect and then
disconnect from before WAP will work again.
Comment 13 ext-jason.rudd@nokia.com nokia 2010-03-02 10:37:13 UTC
The WEP issue is a separate bug, it has been addressed and a fix will be
released in PR 1.2
Comment 14 Anderson Lizardo 2010-03-02 13:11:14 UTC
As has been suggested on bug #6173 (apparently a different bug), I'm
re-entering here my own details on the bug:

dmesg output (from two attempts to connect):

[   81.201538] wlan0: disassociating by local choice (reason=3)
[   81.760467] wlan0: direct probe to AP xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx try 1
[   81.761016] wlan0: direct probe to AP xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx try 1
[   81.763977] wlan0 direct probe responded
[   81.764007] wlan0: authenticate with AP xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
[   81.767486] wlan0: authenticated
[   81.767517] wlan0: associate with AP xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
[   81.770629] wlan0: RX ReassocResp from xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx (capab=0x411
status=0 aid=2)
[   81.770660] wlan0: associated
[  101.869537] wlan0: disassociating by local choice (reason=3)
[  102.492858] wlan0: authenticate with AP xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
[  102.493499] wlan0: authenticate with AP xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
[  102.495269] wlan0: authenticated
[  102.495300] wlan0: associate with AP xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
[  102.499725] wlan0: RX ReassocResp from xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx (capab=0x411
status=0 aid=2)
[  102.499755] wlan0: associated
...

Setup details:

D-Link DI-624
Security: WPA (version 1)
Cipher Type: AES
PSK/EAP:  PSK
Passphrase: [64 characters string]

Note that this same setup is currently working for the following devices:

* Nokia E65
* Nokia 5800
* Lenovo T61 (Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN chipset)
Comment 15 ext-jason.rudd@nokia.com nokia 2010-03-02 13:29:31 UTC
Thanks Andersen, We have a bug already open internally to track the DLink WPA
problem. I have actually reproduced the problem myself, but am waiting for
another area to come back with a fix. Hopefully we will have something soon.
Comment 16 Marek Zoth 2010-06-05 09:57:59 UTC
Several months later .. still no progress? Even PR1.2 didn't fix this :-(