Opened 6 years ago

Closed 16 months ago

Last modified 3 months ago

#11607 closed bug (fixed)

wifi joins but can't DHCP

Reported by: donn Owned by: nobody
Priority: normal Milestone: R1/beta2
Component: Drivers/Network/ralinkwifi Version: R1/Development
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking: #11608
Platform: All


Wifi configuration appears to semi-successfully negotiate with router, but then can't get DHCP addresses. Manual addresses don't help (static in Network Preferences, or manually via "route add"), so I suppose the problem is deeper, but DHCP is the first thing that clearly fails.

Platform is ASUS Eee PC 1000HE --- device Network controller [2|80|0]

vendor 1814: Ralink corp. device 0781: RT2790 Wireless 802.11n 1T/2R PCIe

Router is Buffalo Airstation Turbo G High Power. I notice that conversation ends with something about media change involving speed. Network Preferences shows speed at 100 Mb/s. Can't see what the MacOS X hosts set their speed to, with this router.

Attachments (2)

wlogr (10.6 KB ) - added by donn 6 years ago.
syslog (337.0 KB ) - added by -Meanwhile- 2 years ago.
Syslog for EeePC 901

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Change History (19)

by donn, 6 years ago

Attachment: wlogr added


comment:1 by korli, 6 years ago

Blocking: 11608 added

comment:2 by pulkomandy, 6 years ago

Media speed in the network preferences always shows 100 Mb/s for everything, the feature isn't implemented and this is just a placeholder string.

comment:3 by donn, 6 years ago

I took the laptop out to a place within range of several open networks, and I think confirmed my suspicion that it doesn't really have much to do with DHCP. Sometimes it timed out in DHCP like this, others it went straight through that and got reasonable addresses, other times it got stuck in a loop of asking for a password (with the dialogue box indicating "Open".) In no case did it ever produce a usable network connection.

comment:4 by gchauvet, 6 years ago

Same issue with my ASUS EEE-PC 1001HA. My DHCP syslog output is identical to the reporter.

comment:5 by waddlesplash, 5 years ago

Dup of #12208?

comment:6 by donn, 5 years ago

It's hard to check anything, since I replaced the offending RT2790 card, but I'd say no. For one thing, I tried manual static addresses, no joy. For another, in some cases DHCP appeared to work. See comment 3.

comment:7 by diver, 5 years ago

Might be fixed in hrev49477.

comment:8 by -Meanwhile-, 2 years ago

I have an Asus EeePC 901 with the same Ralink that can't join any wireless network. It shows 'Symbol Not Found' for WPA2 and gets stuck 'configuring' for open networks. Tested on hrev52040.

comment:9 by diver, 2 years ago

'Symbol Not Found' message is odd. Does it say which symbol it is? Can reproduce this error message and look in syslog file for anything relevant?

by -Meanwhile-, 2 years ago

Attachment: syslog added

Syslog for EeePC 901

comment:10 by -Meanwhile-, 2 years ago

It doesn't say which symbol. I hope there's something relevant in the syslog (I wouldn't know...).

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comment:11 by diver, 2 years ago

Like I expected you have an old binary in /boot/common/bin/

Last edited 2 years ago by diver (previous) (diff)

comment:12 by -Meanwhile-, 2 years ago

What can be done? Haiku on this machine is too problematic, I wiped the HD clean and put an older hrev50162 on it but to no avail, and the more recent hrev52039 can't be tested because it gives a KDL after the fourth icon lights up (it can't find any boot partitions). Update: sorry for hijacking this ticket; it seems my problem is related to

Last edited 2 years ago by -Meanwhile- (previous) (diff)

comment:13 by diver, 2 years ago

I wiped the HD clean and put an older hrev50162 on it but to no avail

What do you mean? Did the 'Symbol Not Found' message go away on hrev50162 after you wiped your HD? You're not supposed to have /boot/common anyway.

comment:14 by -Meanwhile-, 2 years ago

I meant 'to no avail' in the sense that hrev50162 also didn't give me working wifi, but the 'symbol not found' alert is now gone. The symptoms with this revision are pretty much as explained in the comments of ticket #11013. And boot/common is also gone now.

Last edited 2 years ago by -Meanwhile- (previous) (diff)

comment:15 by waddlesplash, 18 months ago

Please retest under a recent nightly.

comment:16 by waddlesplash, 16 months ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

No reply in 2 months, and probably fixed after WiFi changes or hrev53000.

comment:17 by nielx, 3 months ago

Milestone: R1R1/beta2

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