Kernel Bug Tracker – Bug 13960
rtl8187 not connect to wifi
Last modified: 2009-08-25 23:25:04 UTC
Created attachment 22667 [details]
Working fine with 2.6.30, not working with 2.6.31-rc5 (both - nm and manual connect). It try connect, but it fail. It's not signal problem, AP distance is about 3m.
it worked once with .31, after reboot from .30, second try not worked. Adding dmesg from .31
Created attachment 22668 [details]
[ 105.777403] wlan0: direct probe to AP 00:21:63:e9:83:2b try 1
[ 105.977062] wlan0: direct probe to AP 00:21:63:e9:83:2b try 2
[ 106.176052] wlan0: direct probe to AP 00:21:63:e9:83:2b try 3
[ 106.377239] wlan0: direct probe to AP 00:21:63:e9:83:2b timed out
Didn't we put some fixes into wireless-testing to address this type of issue? Do we need to dig those out and redirect them to 2.6.31?
Not sure why you're adding me -- its most likely just the driver not transmitting or receiving correctly.
Just thought you might have some insight -- didn't we just deal with this in w-t?
Looks like those issues were fall-out from some other changes, probably not at play here...
okias, could you do a git bisect from 2.6.30 to 2.6.31-rc5 to try to narrow-down the problem? There are a handful of changes in drivers/net/wireless/rtl818x but none of them look immediately obvious as culprits to me.
It is most important for the OP to bisect the problem. On v2.6.31-rc6-223-g6c30c53, both my RTL8187 and RTL8187B work perfectly, thus I cannot confirm this problem.
What encryption is being used? Mine is using WPA2/TKIP.
While testing openSUSE 11.2 Milestone 5, I did see a similar problem. When I unplugged/replugged the RTL8187B, then it worked. Can you unplug your device? If so, does that make it work?
Created attachment 22798 [details]
This patch fixes the problem on my computer.
This sounds like one of the mysterious problems I reported a while ago, and also seems to be about of the same time frame - I couldn' t switch from compat-wireless to compat-wireless, but had to switch back to as-shipped modules first.
Handled-By : Larry Finger <Larry.Finger@lwfinger.net>
Patch : http://bugzilla.kernel.org/attachment.cgi?id=22798