rt2570 not connecting to WPA/TKIP + WPA2/AES

Live forum: http://rt2x00.serialmonkey.com/viewtopic.php?t=5828

Dox96

10-11-2009 22:44:25

Hi everyone,

My ASUS WL-167g USB dongle (which in the olden days used the rt2570 driver) cannot connect to wireless networks that use the combination WPA/TKIP + WPA2/AES settings. It connects fine to just WPA/TKIP or WPA2/AES, just not the combination of the two. Other security settings also appear to work just fine.

This is a recent thing, since connection was fine using Fedora 10, but when I upgraded to Fedora 11, that's when the trouble began.

Since then I have discovered that the kernel 2.6.28 appears to work, but 2.6.30, 31 and 32 do not. I haven't tested 2.6.29. I downloaded the latest version of the serialmonkey driver from the git, (at the time this was 2.6.32-rc4-wl), but although I successfully complied and used that kernel, this problem remained.

This is what I get from dmesg when I insert the dongle and it attempts to connect with these security settings

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usb 1-8: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 6
usb 1-8: New USB device found, idVendor=0b05, idProduct=1706
usb 1-8: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0
usb 1-8: Product: 802.11g WLAN Drive
usb 1-8: Manufacturer: ASUS
usb 1-8: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
phy3: Selected rate control algorithm 'minstrel'
Registered led device: rt2500usb-phy3::radio
Registered led device: rt2500usb-phy3::quality
ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
wlan0: authenticate with AP 00:18:4d:cb:04:82
wlan0: authenticated
wlan0: associate with AP 00:18:4d:cb:04:82
wlan0: RX AssocResp from 00:18:4d:cb:04:82 (capab=0x471 status=0 aid=2)
wlan0: associated
ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): wlan0: link becomes ready
wlan0: no IPv6 routers present
wlan0: disassociating by local choice (reason=3)
wlan0: authenticate with AP 00:18:4d:cb:04:82
wlan0: authenticated
wlan0: associate with AP 00:18:4d:cb:04:82
wlan0: RX AssocResp from 00:18:4d:cb:04:82 (capab=0x471 status=0 aid=2)
wlan0: associated
wlan0: disassociating by local choice (reason=3)
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Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. D

Andrew

IvD

11-11-2009 19:42:05

Try disabling powersaving

iwconfig wlan0 power off

Dox96

11-11-2009 21:53:02

Thanks for the reply. Sorry, that didn't work ( dmesg still gives the same result.

Here's what iwconfig looked like after I tried your suggestion (and after it failed to connect)

[codey2i9pyzo][DoxF10@lister ~]$ iwconfig wlan0
wlan0 IEEE 802.11bg Mode:Managed Frequency:2.462 GHz
Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=20 dBm
Retry min limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr: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
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