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authentication required by wireless

asked 2012-08-20 12:43:37 -0500

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Recently Installed Fedora 17 with Web Server option on a Presario CQ57, everything worked right away, "too easy" were the words coming to mind, since I hadn't worked with linux in 13 years. Now the wireless doesn't work. I can see my home wifi network, my MSwin7 sees it and connect. Yet,

Linux laptop KEEPS ASKING FOR THE PASSWORD, saying password or encryption keys are required to access wireless.

clicked clear text, right password, WAP2 security (same as my win7) win7 also has AES. So We're talking about a linux laptop that stopped connecting on its own. THE ONLY THING I'VE DONE BESIDES INSTALL WAS TO START HTTP SERVICE, what it gives is a every two minute request of the already entered wireless network password.

Imagining it's at chkconfig, or systemctl command somewhere? nicktu, necktie there I said the d* words.

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answered 2012-08-20 17:56:11 -0500

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You can try to update F17. i also had connection issues after a fresh install. After an

sudo yum update

it was fixed. I guess updating is hard without working wireless. So you may try to switch to Cable just for updating.

You can also check the output of dmesg if there is any problem with your wifi.

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/var/log/messages should have more information on what NetworkManager is doing.

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2012-08-21 19:00:28 -0500 )edit

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