Ubuntu 18.10 wifi constantly prompts for password

I’m on Ubuntu 18.10 using Network Manager. My wifi was working fine but after a normal regular update it now prompts me constantly for my wifi password and will not connect. I don’t know what was updated as I usually just accept the suggested upgrades without paying too much attention.

I have searched through this and other forums where there are lots of fixes suggested, most are for older versions or hardware specific. None worked for me.

I have another Ubuntu laptop running 18.04 and it has no issues. I also have 2 Mac laptops with no issues. The laptop with the issue is a Lenovo E460.

I have tried logging in to three different access points, the same issue persists. I am using Personal WPA2 with preshared key. This has not changed and the same works with all other devices mentioned. I am 100% sure the I have typed it correctly and have re-entered it to check.

I have deleted the connection in Network Manager and readded it.

Output from dmesg -H is:

[ +10.029897] wlp1s0: authenticate with 62:30:d9:b6:be:c7 [  +0.002356] wlp1s0: send auth to 62:30:d9:b6:be:c7 (try 1/3) [  +0.002447] wlp1s0: authenticated [  +0.000576] wlp1s0: associate with 62:30:d9:b6:be:c7 (try 1/3) [  +0.003244] wlp1s0: RX AssocResp from 62:30:d9:b6:be:c7 (capab=0x401 status=0 aid=1) [  +0.001853] wlp1s0: associated [  +1.408834] wlp1s0: deauthenticating from 62:30:d9:b6:be:c7 by local choice (Reason: 3=DEAUTH_LEAVING) [  +0.127429] wlp1s0: authenticate with bc:30:d9:b6:be:c3 [  +0.013081] wlp1s0: send auth to bc:30:d9:b6:be:c3 (try 1/3) [  +0.004021] wlp1s0: authenticated [  +0.001812] wlp1s0: associate with bc:30:d9:b6:be:c3 (try 1/3) [  +0.001184] wlp1s0: RX AssocResp from bc:30:d9:b6:be:c3 (capab=0x1011 status=0 aid=1) [  +0.001578] wlp1s0: associated [  +0.057125] wlp1s0: Limiting TX power to 30 (30 - 0) dBm as advertised by bc:30:d9:b6:be:c3 [  +0.000111] wlp1s0: deauthenticating from bc:30:d9:b6:be:c3 by local choice (Reason: 1=UNSPECIFIED) [  +2.526528] wlp1s0: authenticate with bc:30:d9:b6:be:c4 [  +0.001907] wlp1s0: send auth to bc:30:d9:b6:be:c4 (try 1/3) [  +0.002250] wlp1s0: authenticated [  +0.001146] wlp1s0: associate with bc:30:d9:b6:be:c4 (try 1/3) [  +0.003745] wlp1s0: RX AssocResp from bc:30:d9:b6:be:c4 (capab=0x1411 status=0 aid=1) [  +0.010356] wlp1s0: associated [  +0.025097] wlp1s0: deauthenticating from bc:30:d9:b6:be:c4 by local choice (Reason: 1=UNSPECIFIED) [  +0.791317] wlp1s0: authenticate with bc:30:d9:b6:be:c3 [  +0.002957] wlp1s0: send auth to bc:30:d9:b6:be:c3 (try 1/3) [  +0.001140] wlp1s0: authenticated [  +0.001314] wlp1s0: associate with bc:30:d9:b6:be:c3 (try 1/3) [  +0.001202] wlp1s0: RX AssocResp from bc:30:d9:b6:be:c3 (capab=0x1011 status=0 aid=1) [  +0.001850] wlp1s0: associated [  +0.005325] wlp1s0: Limiting TX power to 30 (30 - 0) dBm as advertised by bc:30:d9:b6:be:c3 [  +0.015135] wlp1s0: deauthenticating from bc:30:d9:b6:be:c3 by local choice (Reason: 1=UNSPECIFIED) [  +0.609598] wlp1s0: authenticate with bc:30:d9:b6:be:c4 [  +0.001865] wlp1s0: send auth to bc:30:d9:b6:be:c4 (try 1/3) [  +0.002411] wlp1s0: authenticated [  +0.002675] wlp1s0: associate with bc:30:d9:b6:be:c4 (try 1/3) [  +0.003746] wlp1s0: RX AssocResp from bc:30:d9:b6:be:c4 (capab=0x1411 status=0 aid=1) [  +0.001364] wlp1s0: associated [  +0.037398] wlp1s0: deauthenticating from bc:30:d9:b6:be:c4 by local choice (Reason: 1=UNSPECIFIED) [  +0.850821] wlp1s0: authenticate with bc:30:d9:b6:be:c3 [  +0.002713] wlp1s0: send auth to bc:30:d9:b6:be:c3 (try 1/3) [  +0.001011] wlp1s0: authenticated [  +0.002804] wlp1s0: associate with bc:30:d9:b6:be:c3 (try 1/3) [  +0.001190] wlp1s0: RX AssocResp from bc:30:d9:b6:be:c3 (capab=0x1011 status=0 aid=1) [  +0.001629] wlp1s0: associated [  +0.001579] wlp1s0: Limiting TX power to 30 (30 - 0) dBm as advertised by bc:30:d9:b6:be:c3 [  +0.015026] wlp1s0: deauthenticating from bc:30:d9:b6:be:c3 by local choice (Reason: 1=UNSPECIFIED) [  +4.248374] wlp1s0: authenticate with c6:ea:1d:a8:97:e3 [  +0.002342] wlp1s0: send auth to c6:ea:1d:a8:97:e3 (try 1/3) [  +0.047912] wlp1s0: send auth to c6:ea:1d:a8:97:e3 (try 2/3) [  +0.066093] wlp1s0: send auth to c6:ea:1d:a8:97:e3 (try 3/3) [  +0.069054] wlp1s0: authentication with c6:ea:1d:a8:97:e3 timed out [ +10.143731] wlp1s0: authenticate with a6:91:b1:a0:91:39 [  +0.002778] wlp1s0: send auth to a6:91:b1:a0:91:39 (try 1/3) [  +0.055136] wlp1s0: send auth to a6:91:b1:a0:91:39 (try 2/3) [  +0.068699] wlp1s0: send auth to a6:91:b1:a0:91:39 (try 3/3) [  +0.061368] wlp1s0: authentication with a6:91:b1:a0:91:39 timed out [Jan16 16:56] wlp1s0: authenticate with bc:30:d9:b6:be:c4 [  +0.001547] wlp1s0: send auth to bc:30:d9:b6:be:c4 (try 1/3) [  +0.002251] wlp1s0: authenticated [  +0.002446] wlp1s0: associate with bc:30:d9:b6:be:c4 (try 1/3) [  +0.003735] wlp1s0: RX AssocResp from bc:30:d9:b6:be:c4 (capab=0x1411 status=0 aid=1) [  +0.011694] wlp1s0: associated [  +0.013630] wlp1s0: deauthenticating from bc:30:d9:b6:be:c4 by local choice (Reason: 1=UNSPECIFIED) [  +2.292734] wlp1s0: authenticate with bc:30:d9:b6:be:c3 [  +0.011152] wlp1s0: send auth to bc:30:d9:b6:be:c3 (try 1/3) [  +0.001421] wlp1s0: authenticated [  +0.001563] wlp1s0: associate with bc:30:d9:b6:be:c3 (try 1/3) [  +0.001271] wlp1s0: RX AssocResp from bc:30:d9:b6:be:c3 (capab=0x1011 status=0 aid=3) [  +0.001853] wlp1s0: associated [  +0.015732] wlp1s0: deauthenticating from bc:30:d9:b6:be:c3 by local choice (Reason: 1=UNSPECIFIED) [  +1.827478] wlp1s0: authenticate with bc:30:d9:b6:be:c4 [  +0.004000] wlp1s0: send auth to bc:30:d9:b6:be:c4 (try 1/3) [  +0.007399] wlp1s0: authenticated [  +0.002556] wlp1s0: associate with bc:30:d9:b6:be:c4 (try 1/3) [  +0.003822] wlp1s0: RX AssocResp from bc:30:d9:b6:be:c4 (capab=0x1411 status=0 aid=1) [  +0.010925] wlp1s0: associated [  +0.020314] wlp1s0: deauthenticating from bc:30:d9:b6:be:c4 by local choice (Reason: 1=UNSPECIFIED) [  +1.468178] wlp1s0: authenticate with bc:30:d9:b6:be:c3 [  +0.002940] wlp1s0: send auth to bc:30:d9:b6:be:c3 (try 1/3) [  +0.001157] wlp1s0: authenticated [  +0.000385] wlp1s0: associate with bc:30:d9:b6:be:c3 (try 1/3) [  +0.001097] wlp1s0: RX AssocResp from bc:30:d9:b6:be:c3 (capab=0x1011 status=0 aid=3) [  +0.001577] wlp1s0: associated [  +0.017772] wlp1s0: deauthenticating from bc:30:d9:b6:be:c3 by local choice (Reason: 1=UNSPECIFIED) [  +0.607806] wlp1s0: authenticate with bc:30:d9:b6:be:c4 [  +0.001557] wlp1s0: send auth to bc:30:d9:b6:be:c4 (try 1/3) [  +0.010222] wlp1s0: authenticated [  +0.007849] wlp1s0: associate with bc:30:d9:b6:be:c4 (try 1/3) [  +0.003890] wlp1s0: RX AssocResp from bc:30:d9:b6:be:c4 (capab=0x1411 status=0 aid=1) [  +0.002021] wlp1s0: associated [  +0.025535] wlp1s0: deauthenticating from bc:30:d9:b6:be:c4 by local choice (Reason: 1=UNSPECIFIED) [  +0.411707] wlp1s0: authenticate with bc:30:d9:b6:be:c3 [  +0.003373] wlp1s0: send auth to bc:30:d9:b6:be:c3 (try 1/3) [  +0.001248] wlp1s0: authenticated [  +0.000305] wlp1s0: associate with bc:30:d9:b6:be:c3 (try 1/3) [  +0.001153] wlp1s0: RX AssocResp from bc:30:d9:b6:be:c3 (capab=0x1011 status=0 aid=3) [  +0.001712] wlp1s0: associated [  +0.003242] wlp1s0: Limiting TX power to 30 (30 - 0) dBm as advertised by bc:30:d9:b6:be:c3 [  +0.013048] wlp1s0: deauthenticating from bc:30:d9:b6:be:c3 by local choice (Reason: 1=UNSPECIFIED) 

Output of relevant lines from journalctl is:

an 16 17:20:37  guake.desktop[4038]: Showing the terminal Jan 16 17:20:46  gnome-shell[3784]: Removing an access point that was never added Jan 16 17:20:51  NetworkManager[1093]: <info>  [1547623251.7538] device (wlp1s0): Activation: starting connection 'nowires' (73a94c30-5a53-49a9-a00d-d7678547702e) Jan 16 17:20:51  NetworkManager[1093]: <info>  [1547623251.7542] audit: op="connection-activate" uuid="73a94c30-5a53-49a9-a00d-d7678547702e" name="nowires" pid=3784 uid=1000 result="success" Jan 16 17:20:51  NetworkManager[1093]: <info>  [1547623251.7546] device (wlp1s0): state change: disconnected -> prepare (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed') Jan 16 17:20:51  NetworkManager[1093]: <info>  [1547623251.7573] device (wlp1s0): state change: prepare -> config (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed') Jan 16 17:20:51  NetworkManager[1093]: <info>  [1547623251.7616] device (wlp1s0): Activation: (wifi) access point 'nowires' has security, but secrets are required. Jan 16 17:20:51  NetworkManager[1093]: <info>  [1547623251.7623] device (wlp1s0): state change: config -> need-auth (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed') Jan 16 17:20:51  NetworkManager[1093]: <info>  [1547623251.7640] sup-iface[0x55e0194b70e0,wlp1s0]: wps: type pbc start... Jan 16 17:20:51  NetworkManager[1093]: <info>  [1547623251.7712] device (wlp1s0): state change: need-auth -> prepare (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed') Jan 16 17:20:51  NetworkManager[1093]: <info>  [1547623251.7727] device (wlp1s0): state change: prepare -> config (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed') Jan 16 17:20:51  NetworkManager[1093]: <info>  [1547623251.7742] device (wlp1s0): Activation: (wifi) connection 'nowires' has security, and secrets exist.  No new secrets needed. Jan 16 17:20:51  NetworkManager[1093]: <info>  [1547623251.7747] Config: added 'ssid' value 'nowires' Jan 16 17:20:51  NetworkManager[1093]: <info>  [1547623251.7752] Config: added 'scan_ssid' value '1' Jan 16 17:20:51  NetworkManager[1093]: <info>  [1547623251.7757] Config: added 'bgscan' value 'simple:30:-80:86400' Jan 16 17:20:51  NetworkManager[1093]: <info>  [1547623251.7761] Config: added 'key_mgmt' value 'WPA-PSK' Jan 16 17:20:51  NetworkManager[1093]: <info>  [1547623251.7764] Config: added 'psk' value '<hidden>' Jan 16 17:20:51  NetworkManager[1093]: <info>  [1547623251.8136] device (wlp1s0): supplicant interface state: inactive -> scanning Jan 16 17:20:51  gnome-shell[3784]: Object St.Widget (0x564e4752cfc0), has been already deallocated — impossible to access it. This might be caused by the object having been destroyed from C code using something such as destroy(), dispose(), or remove() vfuncs. Jan 16 17:20:51  org.gnome.Shell.desktop[3784]: == Stack trace for context 0x564e44560260 == Jan 16 17:20:51  org.gnome.Shell.desktop[3784]: #0   564e44b76928 i   resource:///org/gnome/shell/ui/modalDialog.js:93 (7f97e0bf04c0 @ 22) Jan 16 17:20:51  org.gnome.Shell.desktop[3784]: #1   7ffd461be560 b   resource:///org/gnome/gjs/modules/_legacy.js:82 (7f97e0bb0b80 @ 71) Jan 16 17:20:51  org.gnome.Shell.desktop[3784]: #2   564e44b76870 i   resource:///org/gnome/gjs/modules/_legacy.js:39 (7f97e0bb08b0 @ 215) Jan 16 17:20:51  org.gnome.Shell.desktop[3784]: #3   564e44b767e0 i   resource:///org/gnome/shell/ui/status/network.js:767 (7f97e05e1820 @ 409) Jan 16 17:20:51  org.gnome.Shell.desktop[3784]: #4   7ffd461bfc90 b   resource:///org/gnome/gjs/modules/_legacy.js:82 (7f97e0bb0b80 @ 71) Jan 16 17:20:51  org.gnome.Shell.desktop[3784]: #5   564e44b76758 i   resource:///org/gnome/shell/ui/modalDialog.js:168 (7f97e0bf0a60 @ 92) Jan 16 17:20:51  org.gnome.Shell.desktop[3784]: #6   7ffd461c0c00 b   resource:///org/gnome/gjs/modules/_legacy.js:82 (7f97e0bb0b80 @ 71) Jan 16 17:20:51  org.gnome.Shell.desktop[3784]: #7   7ffd461c1800 b   self-hosted:975 (7f97e0bf0280 @ 392) Jan 16 17:20:51  org.gnome.Shell.desktop[3784]: #8   564e44b766b8 i   resource:///org/gnome/gjs/modules/tweener/tweener.js:208 (7f97e0bdb9d0 @ 54) Jan 16 17:20:51  org.gnome.Shell.desktop[3784]: #9   7ffd461c32e0 b   resource:///org/gnome/gjs/modules/tweener/tweener.js:342 (7f97e0bdba60 @ 1742) Jan 16 17:20:51  org.gnome.Shell.desktop[3784]: #10   7ffd461c3390 b   resource:///org/gnome/gjs/modules/tweener/tweener.js:355 (7f97e0bdbaf0 @ 100) Jan 16 17:20:51  org.gnome.Shell.desktop[3784]: #11   564e44b76640 i   resource:///org/gnome/gjs/modules/tweener/tweener.js:370 (7f97e0bdbb80 @ 10) Jan 16 17:20:51  org.gnome.Shell.desktop[3784]: #12   7ffd461c4330 b   resource:///org/gnome/gjs/modules/signals.js:128 (7f97e0bc18b0 @ 386) Jan 16 17:20:51  org.gnome.Shell.desktop[3784]: #13   564e44b765b0 i   resource:///org/gnome/shell/ui/tweener.js:244 (7f97e0bd99d0 @ 159) Jan 16 17:20:51  org.gnome.Shell.desktop[3784]: #14   7ffd461c52b0 b   resource:///org/gnome/gjs/modules/_legacy.js:82 (7f97e0bb0b80 @ 71) Jan 16 17:20:51  org.gnome.Shell.desktop[3784]: #15   564e44b76530 i   resource:///org/gnome/shell/ui/tweener.js:219 (7f97e0bd9940 @ 15) Jan 16 17:20:51  gnome-shell[3784]: clutter_actor_destroy: assertion 'CLUTTER_IS_ACTOR (self)' failed Jan 16 17:20:52  wpa_supplicant[1641]: wlp1s0: SME: Trying to authenticate with bc:30:d9:b6:be:c4 (SSID='nowires' freq=2437 MHz) Jan 16 17:20:52  kernel: wlp1s0: authenticate with bc:30:d9:b6:be:c4 Jan 16 17:20:52  kernel: wlp1s0: send auth to bc:30:d9:b6:be:c4 (try 1/3) Jan 16 17:20:52  NetworkManager[1093]: <info>  [1547623252.7859] device (wlp1s0): supplicant interface state: scanning -> authenticating Jan 16 17:20:52  wpa_supplicant[1641]: wlp1s0: Trying to associate with bc:30:d9:b6:be:c4 (SSID='nowires' freq=2437 MHz) Jan 16 17:20:52  kernel: wlp1s0: authenticated Jan 16 17:20:52  kernel: wlp1s0: associate with bc:30:d9:b6:be:c4 (try 1/3) Jan 16 17:20:52  wpa_supplicant[1641]: wlp1s0: Associated with bc:30:d9:b6:be:c4 Jan 16 17:20:52  wpa_supplicant[1641]: wlp1s0: CTRL-EVENT-SUBNET-STATUS-UPDATE status=0 Jan 16 17:20:52  kernel: wlp1s0: RX AssocResp from bc:30:d9:b6:be:c4 (capab=0x1411 status=0 aid=2) Jan 16 17:20:52  kernel: wlp1s0: associated Jan 16 17:20:52  NetworkManager[1093]: <info>  [1547623252.8083] device (wlp1s0): supplicant interface state: authenticating -> associating Jan 16 17:20:52  NetworkManager[1093]: <info>  [1547623252.8109] device (wlp1s0): supplicant interface state: associating -> 4-way handshake Jan 16 17:20:52  wpa_supplicant[1641]: wlp1s0: WPA: Failed to set PTK to the driver (alg=3 keylen=16 bssid=bc:30:d9:b6:be:c4) Jan 16 17:20:52  kernel: wlp1s0: deauthenticating from bc:30:d9:b6:be:c4 by local choice (Reason: 1=UNSPECIFIED) Jan 16 17:20:52  wpa_supplicant[1641]: wlp1s0: CTRL-EVENT-DISCONNECTED bssid=bc:30:d9:b6:be:c4 reason=1 locally_generated=1 Jan 16 17:20:52  wpa_supplicant[1641]: wlp1s0: WPA: 4-Way Handshake failed - pre-shared key may be incorrect Jan 16 17:20:52  wpa_supplicant[1641]: wlp1s0: CTRL-EVENT-SSID-TEMP-DISABLED id=0 ssid="nowires" auth_failures=1 duration=10 reason=WRONG_KEY Jan 16 17:20:52  wpa_supplicant[1641]: wlp1s0: CTRL-EVENT-SSID-TEMP-DISABLED id=0 ssid="nowires" auth_failures=2 duration=20 reason=CONN_FAILED Jan 16 17:20:52  wpa_supplicant[1641]: wlp1s0: CTRL-EVENT-REGDOM-CHANGE init=CORE type=WORLD Jan 16 17:20:52  NetworkManager[1093]: <warn>  [1547623252.8267] sup-iface[0x55e0194b70e0,wlp1s0]: connection disconnected (reason -1) Jan 16 17:20:52  wpa_supplicant[1641]: wlp1s0: CTRL-EVENT-REGDOM-CHANGE init=USER type=COUNTRY alpha2=AU Jan 16 17:20:52  NetworkManager[1093]: <info>  [1547623252.8294] device (wlp1s0): supplicant interface state: 4-way handshake -> disconnected Jan 16 17:20:52  NetworkManager[1093]: <info>  [1547623252.8302] device (wlp1s0): Activation: (wifi) disconnected during association, asking for new key Jan 16 17:20:52  NetworkManager[1093]: <info>  [1547623252.8303] device (wlp1s0): state change: config -> need-auth (reason 'supplicant-disconnect', sys-iface-state: 'managed') Jan 16 17:20:52  NetworkManager[1093]: <info>  [1547623252.9307] device (wlp1s0): supplicant interface state: disconnected -> inactive Jan 16 17:20:54  NetworkManager[1093]: <info>  [1547623254.7624] settings-connection[0x55e0194fba90,73a94c30-5a53-49a9-a00d-d7678547702e]: write: successfully commited (keyfile: update /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/nowires (73a94c30-5a53-49a9-a00d-d7678547702e,"nowires")) Jan 16 17:20:54  NetworkManager[1093]: <info>  [1547623254.7628] device (wlp1s0): state change: need-auth -> prepare (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed') Jan 16 17:20:54  NetworkManager[1093]: <info>  [1547623254.7636] device (wlp1s0): state change: prepare -> config (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed') Jan 16 17:20:54  NetworkManager[1093]: <info>  [1547623254.7644] device (wlp1s0): Activation: (wifi) connection 'nowires' has security, and secrets exist.  No new secrets needed. Jan 16 17:20:54  NetworkManager[1093]: <info>  [1547623254.7644] Config: added 'ssid' value 'nowires' Jan 16 17:20:54  NetworkManager[1093]: <info>  [1547623254.7644] Config: added 'scan_ssid' value '1' Jan 16 17:20:54  NetworkManager[1093]: <info>  [1547623254.7645] Config: added 'bgscan' value 'simple:30:-80:86400' Jan 16 17:20:54  NetworkManager[1093]: <info>  [1547623254.7645] Config: added 'key_mgmt' value 'WPA-PSK' Jan 16 17:20:54  NetworkManager[1093]: <info>  [1547623254.7645] Config: added 'psk' value '<hidden>' Jan 16 17:20:54  wpa_supplicant[1641]: wlp1s0: SME: Trying to authenticate with bc:30:d9:b6:be:c3 (SSID='nowires' freq=5500 MHz) Jan 16 17:20:54  kernel: wlp1s0: authenticate with bc:30:d9:b6:be:c3 Jan 16 17:20:54  kernel: wlp1s0: send auth to bc:30:d9:b6:be:c3 (try 1/3) Jan 16 17:20:54  wpa_supplicant[1641]: wlp1s0: Trying to associate with bc:30:d9:b6:be:c3 (SSID='nowires' freq=5500 MHz) Jan 16 17:20:54  NetworkManager[1093]: <info>  [1547623254.7916] device (wlp1s0): supplicant interface state: inactive -> associating Jan 16 17:20:54  kernel: wlp1s0: authenticated Jan 16 17:20:54  kernel: wlp1s0: associate with bc:30:d9:b6:be:c3 (try 1/3) Jan 16 17:20:54  wpa_supplicant[1641]: wlp1s0: Associated with bc:30:d9:b6:be:c3 Jan 16 17:20:54  wpa_supplicant[1641]: wlp1s0: CTRL-EVENT-SUBNET-STATUS-UPDATE status=0 Jan 16 17:20:54  kernel: wlp1s0: RX AssocResp from bc:30:d9:b6:be:c3 (capab=0x1011 status=0 aid=2) Jan 16 17:20:54  kernel: wlp1s0: associated Jan 16 17:20:54  NetworkManager[1093]: <info>  [1547623254.8020] device (wlp1s0): supplicant interface state: associating -> associated Jan 16 17:20:54  NetworkManager[1093]: <info>  [1547623254.8096] device (wlp1s0): supplicant interface state: associated -> 4-way handshake Jan 16 17:20:54  wpa_supplicant[1641]: wlp1s0: WPA: Failed to set PTK to the driver (alg=3 keylen=16 bssid=bc:30:d9:b6:be:c3) Jan 16 17:20:54  kernel: wlp1s0: deauthenticating from bc:30:d9:b6:be:c3 by local choice (Reason: 1=UNSPECIFIED) Jan 16 17:20:54  wpa_supplicant[1641]: wlp1s0: CTRL-EVENT-DISCONNECTED bssid=bc:30:d9:b6:be:c3 reason=1 locally_generated=1 Jan 16 17:20:54  wpa_supplicant[1641]: wlp1s0: WPA: 4-Way Handshake failed - pre-shared key may be incorrect Jan 16 17:20:54  wpa_supplicant[1641]: wlp1s0: CTRL-EVENT-SSID-TEMP-DISABLED id=0 ssid="nowires" auth_failures=1 duration=10 reason=WRONG_KEY Jan 16 17:20:54  wpa_supplicant[1641]: wlp1s0: CTRL-EVENT-SSID-TEMP-DISABLED id=0 ssid="nowires" auth_failures=2 duration=20 reason=CONN_FAILED Jan 16 17:20:54  NetworkManager[1093]: <warn>  [1547623254.8228] sup-iface[0x55e0194b70e0,wlp1s0]: connection disconnected (reason -1) Jan 16 17:20:54  wpa_supplicant[1641]: wlp1s0: CTRL-EVENT-REGDOM-CHANGE init=CORE type=WORLD Jan 16 17:20:54  wpa_supplicant[1641]: wlp1s0: CTRL-EVENT-REGDOM-CHANGE init=USER type=COUNTRY alpha2=AU Jan 16 17:20:54  NetworkManager[1093]: <info>  [1547623254.8324] device (wlp1s0): supplicant interface state: 4-way handshake -> disconnected Jan 16 17:20:54  NetworkManager[1093]: <info>  [1547623254.8335] device (wlp1s0): Activation: (wifi) disconnected during association, asking for new key Jan 16 17:20:54  NetworkManager[1093]: <info>  [1547623254.8338] device (wlp1s0): state change: config -> need-auth (reason 'supplicant-disconnect', sys-iface-state: 'managed') Jan 16 17:20:54  NetworkManager[1093]: <info>  [1547623254.9269] device (wlp1s0): supplicant interface state: disconnected -> inactive Jan 16 17:20:56  NetworkManager[1093]: <info>  [1547623256.2173] settings-connection[0x55e0194fba90,73a94c30-5a53-49a9-a00d-d7678547702e]: write: successfully commited (keyfile: update /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/nowires (73a94c30-5a53-49a9-a00d-d7678547702e,"nowires")) Jan 16 17:20:56  kernel: wlp1s0: authenticate with bc:30:d9:b6:be:c4 Jan 16 17:20:56  kernel: wlp1s0: send auth to bc:30:d9:b6:be:c4 (try 1/3) Jan 16 17:20:56  kernel: wlp1s0: authenticated Jan 16 17:20:56  kernel: wlp1s0: associate with bc:30:d9:b6:be:c4 (try 1/3) Jan 16 17:20:56  kernel: wlp1s0: RX AssocResp from bc:30:d9:b6:be:c4 (capab=0x1411 status=0 aid=2) Jan 16 17:20:56  kernel: wlp1s0: associated Jan 16 17:20:56  kernel: wlp1s0: deauthenticating from bc:30:d9:b6:be:c4 by local choice (Reason: 1=UNSPECIFIED) Jan 16 17:20:56  NetworkManager[1093]: <info>  [1547623256.2187] device (wlp1s0): state change: need-auth -> prepare (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed') Jan 16 17:20:56  wpa_supplicant[1641]: wlp1s0: SME: Trying to authenticate with bc:30:d9:b6:be:c4 (SSID='nowires' freq=2437 MHz) Jan 16 17:20:56  NetworkManager[1093]: <info>  [1547623256.2214] device (wlp1s0): state change: prepare -> config (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed') Jan 16 17:20:56  wpa_supplicant[1641]: wlp1s0: Trying to associate with bc:30:d9:b6:be:c4 (SSID='nowires' freq=2437 MHz) Jan 16 17:20:56  NetworkManager[1093]: <info>  [1547623256.2237] device (wlp1s0): Activation: (wifi) connection 'nowires' has security, and secrets exist.  No new secrets needed. Jan 16 17:20:56  wpa_supplicant[1641]: wlp1s0: Associated with bc:30:d9:b6:be:c4 Jan 16 17:20:56  NetworkManager[1093]: <info>  [1547623256.2238] Config: added 'ssid' value 'nowires' Jan 16 17:20:56  wpa_supplicant[1641]: wlp1s0: CTRL-EVENT-SUBNET-STATUS-UPDATE status=0 Jan 16 17:20:56  NetworkManager[1093]: <info>  [1547623256.2239] Config: added 'scan_ssid' value '1' Jan 16 17:20:56  wpa_supplicant[1641]: wlp1s0: WPA: Failed to set PTK to the driver (alg=3 keylen=16 bssid=bc:30:d9:b6:be:c4) Jan 16 17:20:56  NetworkManager[1093]: <info>  [1547623256.2240] Config: added 'bgscan' value 'simple:30:-80:86400' Jan 16 17:20:56  wpa_supplicant[1641]: wlp1s0: CTRL-EVENT-DISCONNECTED bssid=bc:30:d9:b6:be:c4 reason=1 locally_generated=1 Jan 16 17:20:56  NetworkManager[1093]: <info>  [1547623256.2241] Config: added 'key_mgmt' value 'WPA-PSK' Jan 16 17:20:56  wpa_supplicant[1641]: wlp1s0: WPA: 4-Way Handshake failed - pre-shared key may be incorrect Jan 16 17:20:56  NetworkManager[1093]: <info>  [1547623256.2241] Config: added 'psk' value '<hidden>' Jan 16 17:20:56  wpa_supplicant[1641]: wlp1s0: CTRL-EVENT-SSID-TEMP-DISABLED id=0 ssid="nowires" auth_failures=1 duration=10 reason=WRONG_KEY Jan 16 17:20:56  NetworkManager[1093]: <info>  [1547623256.2579] device (wlp1s0): supplicant interface state: inactive -> associating Jan 16 17:20:56  wpa_supplicant[1641]: wlp1s0: CTRL-EVENT-SSID-TEMP-DISABLED id=0 ssid="nowires" auth_failures=2 duration=20 reason=CONN_FAILED Jan 16 17:20:56  NetworkManager[1093]: <info>  [1547623256.2795] device (wlp1s0): supplicant interface state: associating -> associated Jan 16 17:20:56  wpa_supplicant[1641]: wlp1s0: CTRL-EVENT-REGDOM-CHANGE init=CORE type=WORLD Jan 16 17:20:56  NetworkManager[1093]: <info>  [1547623256.2867] device (wlp1s0): supplicant interface state: associated -> 4-way handshake Jan 16 17:20:56  wpa_supplicant[1641]: wlp1s0: CTRL-EVENT-REGDOM-CHANGE init=USER type=COUNTRY alpha2=AU Jan 16 17:20:56  NetworkManager[1093]: <warn>  [1547623256.3082] sup-iface[0x55e0194b70e0,wlp1s0]: connection disconnected (reason -1) Jan 16 17:20:56  NetworkManager[1093]: <info>  [1547623256.3134] device (wlp1s0): supplicant interface state: 4-way handshake -> disconnected Jan 16 17:20:56  NetworkManager[1093]: <info>  [1547623256.3141] device (wlp1s0): Activation: (wifi) disconnected during association, asking for new key Jan 16 17:20:56  NetworkManager[1093]: <info>  [1547623256.3142] device (wlp1s0): state change: config -> need-auth (reason 'supplicant-disconnect', sys-iface-state: 'managed') Jan 16 17:20:56  NetworkManager[1093]: <info>  [1547623256.4133] device (wlp1s0): supplicant interface state: disconnected -> inactive Jan 16 17:20:57  gnome-shell[3784]: JS ERROR: Exception in callback for signal: activate: Error: Error invoking IBus.set_global_engine_async: Expected function for callback argument callback, got undefined                                                        setEngine@resource:///org/gnome/shell/misc/ibusManager.js:212:9                                                        wrapper@resource:///org/gnome/gjs/modules/_legacy.js:82:22                                                        activateInputSource@resource:///org/gnome/shell/ui/status/keyboard.js:490:13                                                        wrapper@resource:///org/gnome/gjs/modules/_legacy.js:82:22                                                        _emit@resource:///org/gnome/gjs/modules/signals.js:128:27                                                        activate@resource:///org/gnome/shell/ui/status/keyboard.js:65:9                                                        wrapper@resource:///org/gnome/gjs/modules/_legacy.js:82:22                                                        _inputSourcesChanged@resource:///org/gnome/shell/ui/status/keyboard.js:620:13                                                        wrapper@resource:///org/gnome/gjs/modules/_legacy.js:82:22                                                        reload@resource:///org/gnome/shell/ui/status/keyboard.js:369:9                                                        wrapper@resource:///org/gnome/gjs/modules/_legacy.js:82:22                                                        _ibusSetContentType@resource:///org/gnome/shell/ui/status/keyboard.js:691:9                                                        wrapper@resource:///org/gnome/gjs/modules/_legacy.js:82:22                                                        _emit@resource:///org/gnome/gjs/modules/signals.js:128:27                                                        _setContentType@resource:///org/gnome/shell/misc/ibusManager.js:188:9                                                        wrapper@resource:///org/gnome/gjs/modules/_legacy.js:82:22 Jan 16 17:20:57  NetworkManager[1093]: <warn>  [1547623257.6326] device (wlp1s0): User canceled the secrets request. Jan 16 17:20:57  NetworkManager[1093]: <info>  [1547623257.6327] device (wlp1s0): state change: need-auth -> failed (reason 'no-secrets', sys-iface-state: 'managed') Jan 16 17:20:57  NetworkManager[1093]: <warn>  [1547623257.6356] device (wlp1s0): Activation: failed for connection 'nowires' Jan 16 17:20:57  NetworkManager[1093]: <info>  [1547623257.6369] device (wlp1s0): state change: failed -> disconnected (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed') Jan 16 17:20:57  NetworkManager[1093]: <warn>  [1547623257.6373] platform-linux: do-change-link[3]: failure changing link: failure 97 (Address family not supported by protocol) Jan 16 17:20:57  NetworkManager[1093]: <warn>  [1547623257.6373] device (wlp1s0): failed to enable userspace IPv6LL address handling (unspecified) 

rfkill:

ID TYPE      DEVICE                   SOFT      HARD  0 bluetooth hci0                unblocked unblocked  1 wlan      phy0                unblocked unblocked  2 bluetooth tpacpi_bluetooth_sw unblocked unblocked 

iwconfig:

enp0s31f6  no wireless extensions.  wlp1s0    IEEE 802.11  ESSID:off/any             Mode:Managed  Access Point: Not-Associated   Tx-Power=22 dBm              Retry short limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off           Power Management:on  lo        no wireless extensions 

. I’m not sure what else to provide that might help resolve this so please let me know. Any help is appreciated. I’ve been banging my head for weeks now!

External IP address for connections via WiFi hotspot

  1. Is there a programatic way to determine external IP address of the connection via WiFi hotspot ?
  2. Is there a way that all external IP address assigned to WiFi hotspot connections the same ( local ip can be different, basically nat)
  3. Imo assigning multiple external ip addr would be prohibitive when Nat capability is in hotspot

Thanks for answering CG

Cannot connect to wireless wifi and cannot manually install drivers

Newbie Linux user here. I’ve been trying to set up SparkyLinux for the past hours, and I can’t seem to get the internet connection working. I’m dual booting it on a USB through my Mac, and it seems that the drivers for my wireless card are not supported.

Since the needed wireless drivers were not installed on my system, the only way to download them was through an internet connection. Therefore, I tried downloading the packages on my Mac and then manually moving them to the USB. Here’s the problem: whenever I plug said USB into my mac, I get an error message that reads “The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer.” As a result, I can’t move any files into the USB.

My computer uses a Broadcom BCM4360 with a PCI ID of 14e4:43a0.

I’ve spent hours poring over forums and tutorials to no avail. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Sticky Wi-Fi issues but “Aggressive Wi-Fi to Cellular handover” turns itself off?

My phone suffers from what is apparently called “sticky” wi-fi. In other words when I am of some proximity outside of my house the phone sees my access point and believes it’s connected but it doesn’t see me. Eventually it will realize this and connect over LTE but then go back to the same access point. And sitting in my car I can see it happen over and over again. The internet does not work or connections hang during this time.

I tried enabling the developer option “Aggressive Wi-Fi to Cellular handover” but noticed the same thing happening, however when I went back into the menu to disable it I noticed it was already off, something turned it off. I have tried a few times now and though I can see it on initially when I later go back it has turned off (arbitrarily I guess, I don’t know the moment that it happens).

My question: What would cause “Aggressive Wi-Fi to Cellular handover” to keep turning itself off? Is that a feature of the OS or why would it happen? Any advice for this issue?

I am going to try a different option in Advanced Wi-Fi for the time being named “Switch to mobile data” which is supposed to switch automatically to mobile data when Internet unavailable via Wi-Fi so I’ll see if that helps.

Using Android Marshmallow 6.0.1