Laptop Wi-Fi: "association took too long"

I’ve got an Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 in my laptop, connecting to an ARRIS BGW210-700.

I often struggle after a reboot with reconnecting. Toggling airplane mode physically on and off a few times, and then toggling Wi-Fi on and off via the software tray a few times, usually gets it to connect.

But what could be causing this, and what more logs/info would help?

Oct 04 20:21:53 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601860913.7058] manager: (wlo1): new 802.11 Wi-Fi device (/org/freedesktop/NetworkManager/Devices/3)
Oct 04 20:21:53 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601860913.7070] device (wlo1): state change: unmanaged -> unavailable (reason 'managed', sys-iface-state: 'external')
Oct 04 20:21:54 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601860914.0861] device (wlo1): set-hw-addr: set MAC address to 8A:CA:C7:9A:18:48 (scanning)
Oct 04 20:21:54 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601860914.5295] device (wlo1): supplicant interface state: init -> starting
Oct 04 20:21:54 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601860914.5474] sup-iface[0x55ee3a430120,wlo1]: supports 5 scan SSIDs
Oct 04 20:21:54 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601860914.5487] device (wlo1): supplicant interface state: starting -> ready
Oct 04 20:21:54 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601860914.5489] device (wlo1): state change: unavailable -> disconnected (reason 'supplicant-available', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Oct 04 20:21:57 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601860917.4706] device (wlo1): Activation: starting connection 'Friendo' (3ae9bcd1-7818-4faa-a599-4d1d11d10ad2)
Oct 04 20:21:57 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601860917.4714] device (wlo1): state change: disconnected -> prepare (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Oct 04 20:21:57 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601860917.4920] device (wlo1): set-hw-addr: reset MAC address to 3C:A9:F4:91:42:78 (preserve)
Oct 04 20:21:57 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601860917.8371] device (wlo1): state change: prepare -> config (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Oct 04 20:21:57 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601860917.8376] device (wlo1): Activation: (wifi) access point 'Friendo' has security, but secrets are required.
Oct 04 20:21:57 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601860917.8376] device (wlo1): state change: config -> need-auth (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Oct 04 20:21:57 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601860917.8380] sup-iface[0x55ee3a430120,wlo1]: wps: type pbc start...
Oct 04 20:21:57 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601860917.8502] device (wlo1): supplicant interface state: ready -> disconnected
Oct 04 20:21:57 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601860917.8536] device (wlo1): supplicant interface state: disconnected -> inactive
Oct 04 20:21:57 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601860917.8610] device (wlo1): state change: need-auth -> prepare (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Oct 04 20:21:57 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601860917.8636] device (wlo1): state change: prepare -> config (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Oct 04 20:21:57 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601860917.8665] device (wlo1): Activation: (wifi) connection 'Friendo' has security, and secrets exist.  No new secrets needed.
Oct 04 20:22:23 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <warn>  [1601860943.1696] device (wlo1): Activation: (wifi) association took too long, failing activation
Oct 04 20:22:23 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601860943.1698] device (wlo1): state change: config -> failed (reason 'ssid-not-found', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Oct 04 20:22:23 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <warn>  [1601860943.1709] device (wlo1): Activation: failed for connection 'Friendo'
Oct 04 20:22:23 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601860943.1709] device (wlo1): supplicant interface state: inactive -> disconnected
Oct 04 20:22:23 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601860943.1712] device (wlo1): state change: failed -> disconnected (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Oct 04 20:22:23 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601860943.1864] device (wlo1): set-hw-addr: set MAC address to 9A:30:46:43:5A:1D (scanning)
Oct 04 20:22:23 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601860943.5370] device (wlo1): supplicant interface state: disconnected -> disabled
Oct 04 20:22:23 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601860943.5403] device (wlo1): supplicant interface state: disabled -> inactive
Oct 04 20:22:26 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601860946.4321] device (wlo1): Activation: starting connection 'Friendo' (3ae9bcd1-7818-4faa-a599-4d1d11d10ad2)
Oct 04 20:22:26 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601860946.4323] device (wlo1): state change: disconnected -> prepare (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Oct 04 20:22:26 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601860946.4477] device (wlo1): set-hw-addr: reset MAC address to 3C:A9:F4:91:42:78 (preserve)
Oct 04 20:22:26 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601860946.7985] device (wlo1): state change: prepare -> config (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Oct 04 20:22:26 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601860946.7989] device (wlo1): Activation: (wifi) access point 'Friendo' has security, but secrets are required.
Oct 04 20:22:26 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601860946.7989] device (wlo1): state change: config -> need-auth (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Oct 04 20:22:26 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601860946.7992] sup-iface[0x55ee3a430120,wlo1]: wps: type pbc start...
Oct 04 20:22:26 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601860946.8013] device (wlo1): supplicant interface state: inactive -> disabled
Oct 04 20:22:26 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601860946.8026] device (wlo1): state change: need-auth -> prepare (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Oct 04 20:22:26 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601860946.8029] device (wlo1): state change: prepare -> config (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Oct 04 20:22:26 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601860946.8031] device (wlo1): Activation: (wifi) connection 'Friendo' has security, and secrets exist.  No new secrets needed.
Oct 04 20:22:26 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601860946.8081] device (wlo1): supplicant interface state: disabled -> inactive
Oct 04 20:22:52 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <warn>  [1601860972.1700] device (wlo1): Activation: (wifi) association took too long, failing activation
Oct 04 20:22:52 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601860972.1701] device (wlo1): state change: config -> failed (reason 'ssid-not-found', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Oct 04 20:22:52 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <warn>  [1601860972.1726] device (wlo1): Activation: failed for connection 'Friendo'
Oct 04 20:22:52 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601860972.1729] device (wlo1): state change: failed -> disconnected (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Oct 04 20:22:52 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601860972.1876] device (wlo1): set-hw-addr: set MAC address to 3E:3D:48:8A:27:1A (scanning)
Oct 04 20:22:52 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601860972.5379] device (wlo1): supplicant interface state: inactive -> disconnected
Oct 04 20:22:52 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601860972.5380] device (wlo1): supplicant interface state: disconnected -> disabled
Oct 04 20:22:52 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601860972.5476] device (wlo1): supplicant interface state: disabled -> inactive
Oct 04 20:22:55 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601860975.4104] device (wlo1): Activation: starting connection 'Friendo' (3ae9bcd1-7818-4faa-a599-4d1d11d10ad2)
Oct 04 20:22:55 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601860975.4105] device (wlo1): state change: disconnected -> prepare (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Oct 04 20:22:55 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601860975.4256] device (wlo1): set-hw-addr: reset MAC address to 3C:A9:F4:91:42:78 (preserve)
Oct 04 20:22:55 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601860975.7750] device (wlo1): state change: prepare -> config (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Oct 04 20:22:55 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601860975.7754] device (wlo1): Activation: (wifi) access point 'Friendo' has security, but secrets are required.
Oct 04 20:22:55 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601860975.7755] device (wlo1): state change: config -> need-auth (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Oct 04 20:22:55 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601860975.7757] sup-iface[0x55ee3a430120,wlo1]: wps: type pbc start...
Oct 04 20:22:55 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601860975.7776] device (wlo1): supplicant interface state: inactive -> disabled
Oct 04 20:22:55 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601860975.7790] device (wlo1): state change: need-auth -> prepare (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Oct 04 20:22:55 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601860975.7793] device (wlo1): state change: prepare -> config (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Oct 04 20:22:55 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601860975.7797] device (wlo1): Activation: (wifi) connection 'Friendo' has security, and secrets exist.  No new secrets needed.
Oct 04 20:22:55 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601860975.7857] device (wlo1): supplicant interface state: disabled -> inactive
Oct 04 20:23:21 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <warn>  [1601861001.1709] device (wlo1): Activation: (wifi) association took too long, failing activation
Oct 04 20:23:21 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601861001.1710] device (wlo1): state change: config -> failed (reason 'ssid-not-found', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Oct 04 20:23:21 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <warn>  [1601861001.1733] device (wlo1): Activation: failed for connection 'Friendo'
Oct 04 20:23:21 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601861001.1737] device (wlo1): state change: failed -> disconnected (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Oct 04 20:23:21 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601861001.1889] device (wlo1): set-hw-addr: set MAC address to A2:82:CE:57:35:6A (scanning)
Oct 04 20:23:21 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601861001.5377] device (wlo1): supplicant interface state: inactive -> disconnected
Oct 04 20:23:21 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601861001.5378] device (wlo1): supplicant interface state: disconnected -> disabled
Oct 04 20:23:21 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601861001.5379] device (wlo1): supplicant interface state: disabled -> inactive
Oct 04 20:23:24 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601861004.3994] device (wlo1): Activation: starting connection 'Friendo' (3ae9bcd1-7818-4faa-a599-4d1d11d10ad2)
Oct 04 20:23:24 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601861004.4001] device (wlo1): state change: disconnected -> prepare (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Oct 04 20:23:24 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601861004.4146] device (wlo1): set-hw-addr: reset MAC address to 3C:A9:F4:91:42:78 (preserve)
Oct 04 20:23:24 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601861004.7602] device (wlo1): state change: prepare -> config (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Oct 04 20:23:24 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601861004.7607] device (wlo1): Activation: (wifi) access point 'Friendo' has security, but secrets are required.
Oct 04 20:23:24 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601861004.7607] device (wlo1): state change: config -> need-auth (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Oct 04 20:23:24 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601861004.7611] sup-iface[0x55ee3a430120,wlo1]: wps: type pbc start...
Oct 04 20:23:24 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601861004.7641] device (wlo1): supplicant interface state: inactive -> disabled
Oct 04 20:23:24 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601861004.7656] device (wlo1): state change: need-auth -> prepare (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Oct 04 20:23:24 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601861004.7663] device (wlo1): state change: prepare -> config (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Oct 04 20:23:24 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601861004.7667] device (wlo1): Activation: (wifi) connection 'Friendo' has security, and secrets exist.  No new secrets needed.
Oct 04 20:23:24 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601861004.7702] device (wlo1): supplicant interface state: disabled -> inactive
Oct 04 20:23:50 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <warn>  [1601861030.1698] device (wlo1): Activation: (wifi) association took too long, failing activation
Oct 04 20:23:50 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601861030.1700] device (wlo1): state change: config -> failed (reason 'ssid-not-found', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Oct 04 20:23:50 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <warn>  [1601861030.1731] device (wlo1): Activation: failed for connection 'Friendo'
Oct 04 20:23:50 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601861030.1732] device (wlo1): supplicant interface state: inactive -> disconnected
Oct 04 20:23:50 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601861030.1734] device (wlo1): state change: failed -> disconnected (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Oct 04 20:23:50 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601861030.1871] device (wlo1): set-hw-addr: set MAC address to 72:D7:98:7C:1F:91 (scanning)
Oct 04 20:23:50 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601861030.5330] device (wlo1): supplicant interface state: disconnected -> disabled
Oct 04 20:23:50 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601861030.5393] device (wlo1): supplicant interface state: disabled -> inactive
Oct 04 20:23:56 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601861036.7780] device (wlo1): supplicant interface state: inactive -> disabled
Oct 04 20:23:56 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601861036.7797] device (wlo1): state change: disconnected -> unavailable (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Oct 04 20:23:57 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601861037.4295] sup-iface[0x55ee3a430210,wlo1]: supports 5 scan SSIDs
Oct 04 20:23:57 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601861037.4303] device (wlo1): supplicant interface state: starting -> ready
Oct 04 20:23:57 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601861037.4304] device (wlo1): state change: unavailable -> disconnected (reason 'supplicant-available', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Oct 04 20:24:01 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601861041.2016] device (wlo1): Activation: starting connection 'Friendo' (3ae9bcd1-7818-4faa-a599-4d1d11d10ad2)
Oct 04 20:24:01 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601861041.2018] device (wlo1): state change: disconnected -> prepare (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Oct 04 20:24:01 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601861041.2430] device (wlo1): set-hw-addr: reset MAC address to 3C:A9:F4:91:42:78 (preserve)
Oct 04 20:24:01 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601861041.5916] device (wlo1): state change: prepare -> config (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Oct 04 20:24:01 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601861041.5921] device (wlo1): Activation: (wifi) access point 'Friendo' has security, but secrets are required.
Oct 04 20:24:01 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601861041.5923] device (wlo1): state change: config -> need-auth (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Oct 04 20:24:01 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601861041.5926] sup-iface[0x55ee3a430210,wlo1]: wps: type pbc start...
Oct 04 20:24:01 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601861041.6029] device (wlo1): supplicant interface state: ready -> disconnected
Oct 04 20:24:01 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601861041.6042] device (wlo1): supplicant interface state: disconnected -> inactive
Oct 04 20:24:01 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601861041.6206] device (wlo1): state change: need-auth -> prepare (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Oct 04 20:24:01 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601861041.6242] device (wlo1): state change: prepare -> config (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Oct 04 20:24:01 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601861041.6254] device (wlo1): Activation: (wifi) connection 'Friendo' has security, and secrets exist.  No new secrets needed.
Oct 04 20:24:01 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601861041.6789] device (wlo1): supplicant interface state: inactive -> authenticating
Oct 04 20:24:02 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601861042.0049] device (wlo1): supplicant interface state: authenticating -> disconnected
Oct 04 20:24:27 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <warn>  [1601861067.1701] device (wlo1): Activation: (wifi) association took too long, failing activation
Oct 04 20:24:27 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601861067.1702] device (wlo1): state change: config -> failed (reason 'ssid-not-found', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Oct 04 20:24:27 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <warn>  [1601861067.1713] device (wlo1): Activation: failed for connection 'Friendo'
Oct 04 20:24:27 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601861067.1715] device (wlo1): state change: failed -> disconnected (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Oct 04 20:24:27 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601861067.1899] device (wlo1): set-hw-addr: set MAC address to BA:13:52:3E:1A:80 (scanning)
Oct 04 20:24:27 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601861067.5492] device (wlo1): supplicant interface state: disconnected -> inactive
Oct 04 20:24:34 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601861074.0178] device (wlo1): state change: disconnected -> unavailable (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Oct 04 20:24:35 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601861075.3173] sup-iface[0x55ee3a430300,wlo1]: supports 5 scan SSIDs
Oct 04 20:24:35 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601861075.3183] device (wlo1): supplicant interface state: starting -> ready
Oct 04 20:24:35 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601861075.3184] device (wlo1): state change: unavailable -> disconnected (reason 'supplicant-available', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Oct 04 20:24:39 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601861079.7284] device (wlo1): Activation: starting connection 'Friendo' (3ae9bcd1-7818-4faa-a599-4d1d11d10ad2)
Oct 04 20:24:39 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601861079.7287] device (wlo1): state change: disconnected -> prepare (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Oct 04 20:24:39 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601861079.7460] device (wlo1): set-hw-addr: reset MAC address to 3C:A9:F4:91:42:78 (preserve)
Oct 04 20:24:40 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601861080.0944] device (wlo1): state change: prepare -> config (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Oct 04 20:24:40 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601861080.0949] device (wlo1): Activation: (wifi) access point 'Friendo' has security, but secrets are required.
Oct 04 20:24:40 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601861080.0949] device (wlo1): state change: config -> need-auth (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Oct 04 20:24:40 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601861080.0952] sup-iface[0x55ee3a430300,wlo1]: wps: type pbc start...
Oct 04 20:24:40 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601861080.1024] device (wlo1): supplicant interface state: ready -> disabled
Oct 04 20:24:40 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601861080.1086] device (wlo1): supplicant interface state: disabled -> inactive
Oct 04 20:24:40 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601861080.1113] device (wlo1): state change: need-auth -> prepare (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Oct 04 20:24:40 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601861080.1155] device (wlo1): state change: prepare -> config (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Oct 04 20:24:40 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601861080.1170] device (wlo1): Activation: (wifi) connection 'Friendo' has security, and secrets exist.  No new secrets needed.
Oct 04 20:24:58 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601861098.5639] device (wlo1): state change: config -> deactivating (reason 'new-activation', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Oct 04 20:24:58 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601861098.5657] device (wlo1): disconnecting for new activation request.
Oct 04 20:24:58 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601861098.5891] device (wlo1): state change: deactivating -> disconnected (reason 'new-activation', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Oct 04 20:24:58 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601861098.6029] device (wlo1): set-hw-addr: set MAC address to D6:40:F1:B1:F2:9E (scanning)
Oct 04 20:24:58 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601861098.9534] device (wlo1): Activation: starting connection 'Friendo' (3ae9bcd1-7818-4faa-a599-4d1d11d10ad2)
Oct 04 20:24:58 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601861098.9542] device (wlo1): supplicant interface state: inactive -> disconnected
Oct 04 20:24:58 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601861098.9549] device (wlo1): state change: disconnected -> prepare (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Oct 04 20:24:58 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601861098.9689] device (wlo1): set-hw-addr: reset MAC address to 3C:A9:F4:91:42:78 (preserve)
Oct 04 20:24:59 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601861099.3268] device (wlo1): state change: prepare -> config (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Oct 04 20:24:59 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601861099.3287] device (wlo1): Activation: (wifi) access point 'Friendo' has security, but secrets are required.
Oct 04 20:24:59 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601861099.3291] device (wlo1): state change: config -> need-auth (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Oct 04 20:24:59 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601861099.3317] device (wlo1): supplicant interface state: disconnected -> disabled
Oct 04 20:24:59 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601861099.3344] device (wlo1): supplicant interface state: disabled -> disconnected
Oct 04 20:24:59 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601861099.3389] device (wlo1): state change: need-auth -> prepare (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Oct 04 20:24:59 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601861099.3430] device (wlo1): state change: prepare -> config (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Oct 04 20:24:59 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601861099.3442] device (wlo1): Activation: (wifi) connection 'Friendo' has security, and secrets exist.  No new secrets needed.
Oct 04 20:25:24 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <warn>  [1601861124.1708] device (wlo1): Activation: (wifi) association took too long, failing activation
Oct 04 20:25:24 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601861124.1709] device (wlo1): state change: config -> failed (reason 'ssid-not-found', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Oct 04 20:25:24 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <warn>  [1601861124.1732] device (wlo1): Activation: failed for connection 'Friendo'
Oct 04 20:25:24 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601861124.1736] device (wlo1): state change: failed -> disconnected (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Oct 04 20:25:24 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601861124.1869] device (wlo1): set-hw-addr: set MAC address to A6:6E:84:13:35:EE (scanning)
Oct 04 20:25:24 CNU352DG8J.ishygddt.xyz NetworkManager[3682]: <info>  [1601861124.5474] device (wlo1): supplicant interface state: disconnected -> inactive
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It expects a secret / password to be entered but cannot verify it so the connection is timing out.

 device (wlo1): Activation: (wifi) access point 'Friendo' has security, but secrets are required 

That causes the MAC address to be set and reset repeatedly as it cannot make a clean reliable connection.

Try to change the Wi-Fi channel on the router, or use another band if possible.
I have a similar issue which can be mitigated to some extent using this method.

The password is entered and saved. Why might it not be recognizing it as such?

I’ve found that what usually (~80% of the time) fixes it is to do the following:

  • Toggle airplane mode hardware on and off
  • Toggle Wi-Fi off and on at the software level
  • Manually run nmcli -p con up id Friendo

but I’ve never had to re-enter the password.

As for the bands, I haven’t noticed any difference changing between them.

Note that I also experience this issue while connecting to my family’s Cisco/Technicolor DPC3941T access point.