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#1 2023-04-13 16:32:55

zdvdcprz
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From: Leeds, UK
Registered: 2017-03-31
Posts: 17

Networkmanager can't see home network

Hi,
I signed up to Vodafone (mistake!) in Feb 2022 and both my machines (Arch PC, home-build, or Arch laptop, Dell Latitude E6410) connected fine to my home router. Since the end of February/beginning of March, however, NetworkManager on both machines is not able to even see my router, but can see other networks in the area and will present the passphrase input window if I try to connect to one of them. There have been no hardware changes to either machine for a few years.

I have a hybrid work pattern, using a W10 laptop from my employer which sees and successfully connects to my router. Ditto my android phone. There's clearly some sort of mismatch between Networkmanager and the router, a Vodafone THG3000.

I've spent many hours over the last 5/6 weeks searching for solutions online: I've tried changing to dhcpd instead of wpa_supplicant's native dhcp (I think I got that right...), downgraded Networkmanager to the version before the problem started and tried turning off MAC address randomisation as well as playing the router's settings (they're now back to how they were). Obviously, none of them worked, so I'm calling it a day and posting here. Can anyone help, please?

Here are some outputs from various commands I found were common during my searches. They're from the laptop.

Hardware:

[root@DELL dc]# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor DRAM Controller (rev 02)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor PCI Express x16 Root Port (rev 02)
00:19.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82577LM Gigabit Network Connection (rev 05)
00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller (rev 05)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset High Definition Audio (rev 05)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev 05)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 2 (rev 05)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 3 (rev 05)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 4 (rev 05)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller (rev 05)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev a5)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation QM57 Chipset LPC Interface Controller (rev 05)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset 6 port SATA AHCI Controller (rev 05)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset SMBus Controller (rev 05)
00:1f.6 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset Thermal Subsystem (rev 05)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GT218M [NVS 3100M] (rev a2)
01:00.1 Audio device: NVIDIA Corporation High Definition Audio Controller (rev a1)
03:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Inc. and subsidiaries BCM43224 802.11a/b/g/n (rev 01)
04:00.0 CardBus bridge: Ricoh Co Ltd CardBus bridge (rev 02)
04:00.1 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd MMC/SD Host Controller (rev 03)
04:00.4 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 PCIe IEEE 1394 Controller (rev 03)
3f:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QuickPath Architecture Generic Non-core Registers (rev 02)
3f:00.1 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QuickPath Architecture System Address Decoder (rev 02)
3f:02.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QPI Link 0 (rev 02)
3f:02.1 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 1st Generation Core i3/5/7 Processor QPI Physical 0 (rev 02)
3f:02.2 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 1st Generation Core i3/5/7 Processor Reserved (rev 02)
3f:02.3 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 1st Generation Core i3/5/7 Processor Reserved (rev 02)
[root@DELL dc]# 

My PC uses the Ath9k module, btw

Systemctl services:

[root@DELL dc]# systemctl --type=service --state=running
  UNIT                      LOAD   ACTIVE SUB     DESCRIPTION                  >
  dbus.service              loaded active running D-Bus System Message Bus
  lxdm.service              loaded active running LXDE Display Manager
  NetworkManager.service    loaded active running Network Manager
  polkit.service            loaded active running Authorization Manager
  rtkit-daemon.service      loaded active running RealtimeKit Scheduling Policy>
  syslog-ng@default.service loaded active running System Logger Daemon "default>
  systemd-journald.service  loaded active running Journal Service
  systemd-logind.service    loaded active running User Login Management
  systemd-udevd.service     loaded active running Rule-based Manager for Device>
  udisks2.service           loaded active running Disk Manager
  upower.service            loaded active running Daemon for power management
  user@1000.service         loaded active running User Manager for UID 1000
  wpa_supplicant.service    loaded active running WPA supplicant

LOAD   = Reflects whether the unit definition was properly loaded.
ACTIVE = The high-level unit activation state, i.e. generalization of SUB.
SUB    = The low-level unit activation state, values depend on unit type.
13 loaded units listed.
[root@DELL dc]# 

ip link:

[root@DELL dc]# ip link
1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 65536 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN mode DEFAULT group default qlen 1000
    link/loopback 00:00:00:00:00:00 brd 00:00:00:00:00:00
2: eno1: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc fq_codel state UP mode DEFAULT group default qlen 1000
    link/ether 5c:26:0a:22:06:f7 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
    altname enp0s25
3: wlp3s0: <NO-CARRIER,BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc fq_codel state DORMANT mode DORMANT group default qlen 1000
    link/ether ee:4c:e8:bc:29:dc brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff permaddr c0:cb:38:54:52:9f
[root@DELL dc]# 

iw scan:

[root@DELL dc]# iw dev wlp3s0 scan |grep SSID
	SSID: TALKTALK73B534
		 * SSID List
	SSID: TALKTALK285D3F
		 * SSID List
	SSID: WAVLINK-N
	SSID: TALKTALK285D3F
		 * SSID List
	SSID: BTWi-fi
	SSID: BT-QSF69Q
	SSID: \x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00
[root@DELL dc]# 

That null SSID looks suspicious but maybe it isn't. Here's the full output:

[root@DELL dc]# iw dev wlp3s0 scan
BSS c4:44:7d:73:b5:44(on wlp3s0)
	TSF: 0 usec (0d, 00:00:00)
	freq: 2447
	beacon interval: 100 TUs
	capability: ESS Privacy ShortPreamble ShortSlotTime RadioMeasure (0x1431)
	signal: -77.00 dBm
	last seen: 4 ms ago
	Information elements from Probe Response frame:
	SSID: TALKTALK73B534
	Supported rates: 1.0* 2.0* 5.5* 11.0* 6.0 9.0 12.0 18.0 
	DS Parameter set: channel 8
	Country: GB	Environment: Indoor/Outdoor
		Channels [1 - 13] @ 22 dBm
	ERP: <no flags>
	Extended supported rates: 24.0 36.0 48.0 54.0 
	RM enabled capabilities:
		Capabilities: 0x73 0xd0 0x00 0x00 0x0c
			Link Measurement
			Neighbor Report
			Beacon Passive Measurement
			Beacon Active Measurement
			Beacon Table Measurement
			LCI Measurement
			Transmit Stream/Category Measurement
			Triggered Transmit Stream/Category
			FTM Range Report
			Civic Location Measurement
		Nonoperating Channel Max Measurement Duration: 0
		Measurement Pilot Capability: 4
	HT capabilities:
		Capabilities: 0x18d
			RX LDPC
			HT20
			SM Power Save disabled
			TX STBC
			RX STBC 1-stream
			Max AMSDU length: 3839 bytes
			No DSSS/CCK HT40
		Maximum RX AMPDU length 65535 bytes (exponent: 0x003)
		Minimum RX AMPDU time spacing: 8 usec (0x06)
		HT TX/RX MCS rate indexes supported: 0-23
	HT operation:
		 * primary channel: 8
		 * secondary channel offset: no secondary
		 * STA channel width: 20 MHz
		 * RIFS: 1
		 * HT protection: no
		 * non-GF present: 1
		 * OBSS non-GF present: 0
		 * dual beacon: 0
		 * dual CTS protection: 0
		 * STBC beacon: 0
		 * L-SIG TXOP Prot: 0
		 * PCO active: 0
		 * PCO phase: 0
	Overlapping BSS scan params:
		 * passive dwell: 20 TUs
		 * active dwell: 10 TUs
		 * channel width trigger scan interval: 300 s
		 * scan passive total per channel: 200 TUs
		 * scan active total per channel: 20 TUs
		 * BSS width channel transition delay factor: 5
		 * OBSS Scan Activity Threshold: 0.25 %
	Extended capabilities:
		 * HT Information Exchange Supported
		 * TFS
		 * WNM-Sleep Mode
		 * TIM Broadcast
		 * BSS Transition
		 * SSID List
		 * Operating Mode Notification
	WMM:	 * Parameter version 1
		 * BE: CW 15-1023, AIFSN 3
		 * BK: CW 15-1023, AIFSN 7
		 * VI: CW 7-15, AIFSN 2, TXOP 3008 usec
		 * VO: CW 3-7, AIFSN 2, TXOP 1504 usec
	RSN:	 * Version: 1
		 * Group cipher: CCMP
		 * Pairwise ciphers: CCMP
		 * Authentication suites: PSK
		 * Capabilities: 1-PTKSA-RC 1-GTKSA-RC (0x0000)
	WPS:	 * Version: 1.0
		 * Wi-Fi Protected Setup State: 2 (Configured)
		 * Response Type: 3 (AP)
		 * UUID: d6bdc0ae-732d-11be-9c53-c4447d73b534
		 * Manufacturer: huaweitec
		 * Model: WAP
		 * Model Number: DG8041W
		 * Serial Number: 12345
		 * Primary Device Type: 6-0050f204-1
		 * Device name: huawei ONT
		 * Config methods: PBC
		 * Version2: 2.0
BSS 1c:43:63:28:5d:50(on wlp3s0)
	TSF: 0 usec (0d, 00:00:00)
	freq: 2452
	beacon interval: 100 TUs
	capability: ESS Privacy ShortPreamble ShortSlotTime RadioMeasure (0x1431)
	signal: -54.00 dBm
	last seen: 4 ms ago
	Information elements from Probe Response frame:
	SSID: TALKTALK285D3F
	Supported rates: 1.0* 2.0* 5.5* 11.0* 6.0 9.0 12.0 18.0 
	DS Parameter set: channel 9
	Country: GB	Environment: Indoor/Outdoor
		Channels [1 - 13] @ 22 dBm
	ERP: <no flags>
	Extended supported rates: 24.0 36.0 48.0 54.0 
	RM enabled capabilities:
		Capabilities: 0x73 0xd0 0x00 0x00 0x0c
			Link Measurement
			Neighbor Report
			Beacon Passive Measurement
			Beacon Active Measurement
			Beacon Table Measurement
			LCI Measurement
			Transmit Stream/Category Measurement
			Triggered Transmit Stream/Category
			FTM Range Report
			Civic Location Measurement
		Nonoperating Channel Max Measurement Duration: 0
		Measurement Pilot Capability: 4
	HT capabilities:
		Capabilities: 0x18d
			RX LDPC
			HT20
			SM Power Save disabled
			TX STBC
			RX STBC 1-stream
			Max AMSDU length: 3839 bytes
			No DSSS/CCK HT40
		Maximum RX AMPDU length 65535 bytes (exponent: 0x003)
		Minimum RX AMPDU time spacing: 8 usec (0x06)
		HT TX/RX MCS rate indexes supported: 0-23
	HT operation:
		 * primary channel: 9
		 * secondary channel offset: no secondary
		 * STA channel width: 20 MHz
		 * RIFS: 1
		 * HT protection: no
		 * non-GF present: 1
		 * OBSS non-GF present: 0
		 * dual beacon: 0
		 * dual CTS protection: 0
		 * STBC beacon: 0
		 * L-SIG TXOP Prot: 0
		 * PCO active: 0
		 * PCO phase: 0
	Overlapping BSS scan params:
		 * passive dwell: 20 TUs
		 * active dwell: 10 TUs
		 * channel width trigger scan interval: 300 s
		 * scan passive total per channel: 200 TUs
		 * scan active total per channel: 20 TUs
		 * BSS width channel transition delay factor: 5
		 * OBSS Scan Activity Threshold: 0.25 %
	Extended capabilities:
		 * HT Information Exchange Supported
		 * TFS
		 * WNM-Sleep Mode
		 * TIM Broadcast
		 * BSS Transition
		 * SSID List
		 * Operating Mode Notification
	WMM:	 * Parameter version 1
		 * BE: CW 15-1023, AIFSN 3
		 * BK: CW 15-1023, AIFSN 7
		 * VI: CW 7-15, AIFSN 2, TXOP 3008 usec
		 * VO: CW 3-7, AIFSN 2, TXOP 1504 usec
	WPS:	 * Version: 1.0
		 * Wi-Fi Protected Setup State: 2 (Configured)
		 * Response Type: 3 (AP)
		 * UUID: d6ba8eca-732d-11be-b281-1c4363285d3f
		 * Manufacturer: huaweitec
		 * Model: WAP
		 * Model Number: DG8041W
		 * Serial Number: 12345
		 * Primary Device Type: 6-0050f204-1
		 * Device name: huawei ONT
		 * Config methods: PBC
		 * Version2: 2.0
	RSN:	 * Version: 1
		 * Group cipher: CCMP
		 * Pairwise ciphers: CCMP
		 * Authentication suites: PSK
		 * Capabilities: 1-PTKSA-RC 1-GTKSA-RC (0x0000)
BSS ac:b6:87:dc:45:ca(on wlp3s0)
	TSF: 0 usec (0d, 00:00:00)
	freq: 2412
	beacon interval: 100 TUs
	capability: ESS Privacy ShortSlotTime RadioMeasure (0x1411)
	signal: -88.00 dBm
	last seen: 13567 ms ago
	Information elements from Probe Response frame:
	SSID: BT-QSF69Q
	Supported rates: 1.0* 2.0* 5.5* 11.0* 18.0 24.0 36.0 54.0 
	DS Parameter set: channel 1
	TIM: DTIM Count 0 DTIM Period 3 Bitmap Control 0x0 Bitmap[0] 0x0
	Country: GB	Environment: Indoor/Outdoor
		Channels [1 - 13] @ 20 dBm
	ERP: Barker_Preamble_Mode
	Extended supported rates: 6.0 9.0 12.0 48.0 
	RSN:	 * Version: 1
		 * Group cipher: CCMP
		 * Pairwise ciphers: CCMP
		 * Authentication suites: PSK
		 * Capabilities: 16-PTKSA-RC 1-GTKSA-RC (0x000c)
	BSS Load:
		 * station count: 4
		 * channel utilisation: 81/255
		 * available admission capacity: 0 [*32us]
	RM enabled capabilities:
		Capabilities: 0x20 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00
			Beacon Active Measurement
		Nonoperating Channel Max Measurement Duration: 0
		Measurement Pilot Capability: 0
	HT capabilities:
		Capabilities: 0x1ad
			RX LDPC
			HT20
			SM Power Save disabled
			RX HT20 SGI
			TX STBC
			RX STBC 1-stream
			Max AMSDU length: 3839 bytes
			No DSSS/CCK HT40
		Maximum RX AMPDU length 65535 bytes (exponent: 0x003)
		Minimum RX AMPDU time spacing: 4 usec (0x05)
		HT RX MCS rate indexes supported: 0-23
		HT TX MCS rate indexes are undefined
	HT operation:
		 * primary channel: 1
		 * secondary channel offset: no secondary
		 * STA channel width: 20 MHz
		 * RIFS: 0
		 * HT protection: no
		 * non-GF present: 1
		 * OBSS non-GF present: 0
		 * dual beacon: 0
		 * dual CTS protection: 0
		 * STBC beacon: 0
		 * L-SIG TXOP Prot: 0
		 * PCO active: 0
		 * PCO phase: 0
	Extended capabilities:
		 * Extended Channel Switching
		 * BSS Transition
		 * Operating Mode Notification
	WPS:	 * Version: 1.0
		 * Wi-Fi Protected Setup State: 2 (Configured)
		 * UUID: 49f18bb1-2bec-ed6b-f560-a208af5b0272
		 * RF Bands: 0x3
		 * Version2: 2.0
	WMM:	 * Parameter version 1
		 * u-APSD
		 * BE: CW 15-1023, AIFSN 3
		 * BK: CW 15-1023, AIFSN 7
		 * VI: CW 7-15, AIFSN 2, TXOP 3008 usec
		 * VO: CW 3-7, AIFSN 2, TXOP 1504 usec
BSS 72:b6:87:dc:45:cb(on wlp3s0)
	TSF: 0 usec (0d, 00:00:00)
	freq: 2412
	beacon interval: 100 TUs
	capability: ESS ShortSlotTime (0x0401)
	signal: -90.00 dBm
	last seen: 17467 ms ago
	Information elements from Probe Response frame:
	SSID: BTWi-fi
	Supported rates: 1.0* 2.0* 5.5* 11.0* 18.0 24.0 36.0 54.0 
	DS Parameter set: channel 1
	TIM: DTIM Count 2 DTIM Period 3 Bitmap Control 0x0 Bitmap[0] 0x0
	Country: GB	Environment: Indoor/Outdoor
		Channels [1 - 13] @ 20 dBm
	ERP: Barker_Preamble_Mode
	Extended supported rates: 6.0 9.0 12.0 48.0 
	BSS Load:
		 * station count: 0
		 * channel utilisation: 89/255
		 * available admission capacity: 0 [*32us]
	HT capabilities:
		Capabilities: 0x1ad
			RX LDPC
			HT20
			SM Power Save disabled
			RX HT20 SGI
			TX STBC
			RX STBC 1-stream
			Max AMSDU length: 3839 bytes
			No DSSS/CCK HT40
		Maximum RX AMPDU length 65535 bytes (exponent: 0x003)
		Minimum RX AMPDU time spacing: 4 usec (0x05)
		HT RX MCS rate indexes supported: 0-23
		HT TX MCS rate indexes are undefined
	HT operation:
		 * primary channel: 1
		 * secondary channel offset: no secondary
		 * STA channel width: 20 MHz
		 * RIFS: 0
		 * HT protection: no
		 * non-GF present: 1
		 * OBSS non-GF present: 0
		 * dual beacon: 0
		 * dual CTS protection: 0
		 * STBC beacon: 0
		 * L-SIG TXOP Prot: 0
		 * PCO active: 0
		 * PCO phase: 0
	Extended capabilities:
		 * Extended Channel Switching
		 * BSS Transition
		 * Operating Mode Notification
	WMM:	 * Parameter version 1
		 * u-APSD
		 * BE: CW 15-1023, AIFSN 3
		 * BK: CW 15-1023, AIFSN 7
		 * VI: CW 7-15, AIFSN 2, TXOP 3008 usec
		 * VO: CW 3-7, AIFSN 2, TXOP 1504 usec
BSS 80:3f:5d:fd:60:e5(on wlp3s0)
	TSF: 0 usec (0d, 00:00:00)
	freq: 2432
	beacon interval: 100 TUs
	capability: ESS Privacy ShortPreamble (0x0031)
	signal: -88.00 dBm
	last seen: 2564 ms ago
	Information elements from Probe Response frame:
	SSID: WAVLINK-N
	Supported rates: 1.0* 2.0* 5.5* 11.0* 9.0 18.0 36.0 54.0 
	DS Parameter set: channel 5
	Extended supported rates: 6.0 12.0 24.0 48.0 
	Country: EU	Environment: Indoor/Outdoor
		Channels [1 - 14] @ 20 dBm
	AP Channel Report:
		 * operating class: 32
		 * channel(s): 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
	AP Channel Report:
		 * operating class: 33
		 * channel(s): 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
	TIM: DTIM Count 0 DTIM Period 1 Bitmap Control 0x0 Bitmap[0] 0x40 (+ 2 octets)
	ERP: Use_Protection
	HT capabilities:
		Capabilities: 0x118e
			HT20/HT40
			SM Power Save disabled
			TX STBC
			RX STBC 1-stream
			Max AMSDU length: 3839 bytes
			DSSS/CCK HT40
		Maximum RX AMPDU length 65535 bytes (exponent: 0x003)
		Minimum RX AMPDU time spacing: 4 usec (0x05)
		HT RX MCS rate indexes supported: 0-15, 32
		HT TX MCS rate indexes are undefined
	HT operation:
		 * primary channel: 5
		 * secondary channel offset: no secondary
		 * STA channel width: 20 MHz
		 * RIFS: 0
		 * HT protection: nonmember
		 * non-GF present: 1
		 * OBSS non-GF present: 0
		 * dual beacon: 0
		 * dual CTS protection: 0
		 * STBC beacon: 0
		 * L-SIG TXOP Prot: 0
		 * PCO active: 0
		 * PCO phase: 0
	Overlapping BSS scan params:
		 * passive dwell: 20 TUs
		 * active dwell: 10 TUs
		 * channel width trigger scan interval: 300 s
		 * scan passive total per channel: 200 TUs
		 * scan active total per channel: 20 TUs
		 * BSS width channel transition delay factor: 5
		 * OBSS Scan Activity Threshold: 0.25 %
	Extended capabilities:
		 * HT Information Exchange Supported
	WPA:	 * Version: 1
		 * Group cipher: CCMP
		 * Pairwise ciphers: CCMP
		 * Authentication suites: PSK
	RSN:	 * Version: 1
		 * Group cipher: CCMP
		 * Pairwise ciphers: CCMP
		 * Authentication suites: PSK
		 * Capabilities: 1-PTKSA-RC 1-GTKSA-RC (0x0000)
	WMM:	 * Parameter version 1
		 * BE: CW 15-1023, AIFSN 3
		 * BK: CW 15-1023, AIFSN 7
		 * VI: CW 7-15, AIFSN 2, TXOP 3008 usec
		 * VO: CW 3-7, AIFSN 2, TXOP 1504 usec
	BSS Load:
		 * station count: 14
		 * channel utilisation: 144/255
		 * available admission capacity: 31250 [*32us]
BSS 72:b6:87:dc:45:ce(on wlp3s0)
	TSF: 0 usec (0d, 00:00:00)
	freq: 2412
	beacon interval: 100 TUs
	capability: ESS Privacy ShortSlotTime (0x0411)
	signal: -90.00 dBm
	last seen: 17467 ms ago
	Information elements from Probe Response frame:
	SSID: \x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00
	Supported rates: 1.0* 2.0* 5.5* 11.0* 18.0 24.0 36.0 54.0 
	DS Parameter set: channel 1
	TIM: DTIM Count 2 DTIM Period 3 Bitmap Control 0x0 Bitmap[0] 0x0
	Country: GB	Environment: Indoor/Outdoor
		Channels [1 - 13] @ 20 dBm
	ERP: Barker_Preamble_Mode
	Extended supported rates: 6.0 9.0 12.0 48.0 
	RSN:	 * Version: 1
		 * Group cipher: CCMP
		 * Pairwise ciphers: CCMP
		 * Authentication suites: PSK
		 * Capabilities: 16-PTKSA-RC 1-GTKSA-RC (0x000c)
	BSS Load:
		 * station count: 0
		 * channel utilisation: 89/255
		 * available admission capacity: 0 [*32us]
	HT capabilities:
		Capabilities: 0x1ad
			RX LDPC
			HT20
			SM Power Save disabled
			RX HT20 SGI
			TX STBC
			RX STBC 1-stream
			Max AMSDU length: 3839 bytes
			No DSSS/CCK HT40
		Maximum RX AMPDU length 65535 bytes (exponent: 0x003)
		Minimum RX AMPDU time spacing: 4 usec (0x05)
		HT RX MCS rate indexes supported: 0-23
		HT TX MCS rate indexes are undefined
	HT operation:
		 * primary channel: 1
		 * secondary channel offset: no secondary
		 * STA channel width: 20 MHz
		 * RIFS: 0
		 * HT protection: no
		 * non-GF present: 1
		 * OBSS non-GF present: 0
		 * dual beacon: 0
		 * dual CTS protection: 0
		 * STBC beacon: 0
		 * L-SIG TXOP Prot: 0
		 * PCO active: 0
		 * PCO phase: 0
	Extended capabilities:
		 * Extended Channel Switching
		 * BSS Transition
		 * Operating Mode Notification
	WMM:	 * Parameter version 1
		 * u-APSD
		 * BE: CW 15-1023, AIFSN 3
		 * BK: CW 15-1023, AIFSN 7
		 * VI: CW 7-15, AIFSN 2, TXOP 3008 usec
		 * VO: CW 3-7, AIFSN 2, TXOP 1504 usec
BSS 1c:43:63:28:5d:54(on wlp3s0)
	TSF: 0 usec (0d, 00:00:00)
	freq: 5180
	beacon interval: 100 TUs
	capability: ESS Privacy SpectrumMgmt ShortSlotTime RadioMeasure (0x1511)
	signal: -77.00 dBm
	last seen: 4 ms ago
	Information elements from Probe Response frame:
	SSID: TALKTALK285D3F
	Supported rates: 6.0* 9.0 12.0* 18.0 24.0* 36.0 48.0 54.0 
	DS Parameter set: channel 36
	TIM: DTIM Count 0 DTIM Period 1 Bitmap Control 0x0 Bitmap[0] 0x0
	Country: GB	Environment: Indoor/Outdoor
		Channels [36 - 36] @ 23 dBm
		Channels [40 - 40] @ 23 dBm
		Channels [44 - 44] @ 23 dBm
		Channels [48 - 48] @ 23 dBm
		Channels [52 - 52] @ 23 dBm
		Channels [56 - 56] @ 23 dBm
		Channels [60 - 60] @ 23 dBm
		Channels [64 - 64] @ 23 dBm
		Channels [100 - 100] @ 30 dBm
		Channels [104 - 104] @ 30 dBm
		Channels [108 - 108] @ 30 dBm
		Channels [112 - 112] @ 30 dBm
		Channels [116 - 116] @ 30 dBm
		Channels [120 - 120] @ 30 dBm
		Channels [124 - 124] @ 30 dBm
		Channels [128 - 128] @ 30 dBm
		Channels [132 - 132] @ 30 dBm
		Channels [136 - 136] @ 30 dBm
		Channels [140 - 140] @ 30 dBm
	RM enabled capabilities:
		Capabilities: 0x73 0xd0 0x00 0x00 0x0c
			Link Measurement
			Neighbor Report
			Beacon Passive Measurement
			Beacon Active Measurement
			Beacon Table Measurement
			LCI Measurement
			Transmit Stream/Category Measurement
			Triggered Transmit Stream/Category
			FTM Range Report
			Civic Location Measurement
		Nonoperating Channel Max Measurement Duration: 0
		Measurement Pilot Capability: 4
	HT capabilities:
		Capabilities: 0x98f
			RX LDPC
			HT20/HT40
			SM Power Save disabled
			TX STBC
			RX STBC 1-stream
			Max AMSDU length: 7935 bytes
			No DSSS/CCK HT40
		Maximum RX AMPDU length 65535 bytes (exponent: 0x003)
		Minimum RX AMPDU time spacing: No restriction (0x00)
		HT TX/RX MCS rate indexes supported: 0-31
	HT operation:
		 * primary channel: 36
		 * secondary channel offset: above
		 * STA channel width: any
		 * RIFS: 0
		 * HT protection: no
		 * non-GF present: 1
		 * OBSS non-GF present: 0
		 * dual beacon: 0
		 * dual CTS protection: 0
		 * STBC beacon: 0
		 * L-SIG TXOP Prot: 0
		 * PCO active: 0
		 * PCO phase: 0
	Overlapping BSS scan params:
		 * passive dwell: 20 TUs
		 * active dwell: 10 TUs
		 * channel width trigger scan interval: 300 s
		 * scan passive total per channel: 200 TUs
		 * scan active total per channel: 20 TUs
		 * BSS width channel transition delay factor: 5
		 * OBSS Scan Activity Threshold: 0.25 %
	Extended capabilities:
		 * HT Information Exchange Supported
		 * TFS
		 * WNM-Sleep Mode
		 * TIM Broadcast
		 * BSS Transition
		 * SSID List
		 * Operating Mode Notification
		 * Max Number Of MSDUs In A-MSDU is unlimited
	VHT capabilities:
		VHT Capabilities (0x338b6992):
			Max MPDU length: 11454
			Supported Channel Width: neither 160 nor 80+80
			RX LDPC
			TX STBC
			SU Beamformer
			MU Beamformer
			RX antenna pattern consistency
			TX antenna pattern consistency
		VHT RX MCS set:
			1 streams: MCS 0-9
			2 streams: MCS 0-9
			3 streams: MCS 0-9
			4 streams: MCS 0-9
			5 streams: not supported
			6 streams: not supported
			7 streams: not supported
			8 streams: not supported
		VHT RX highest supported: 0 Mbps
		VHT TX MCS set:
			1 streams: MCS 0-9
			2 streams: MCS 0-9
			3 streams: MCS 0-9
			4 streams: MCS 0-9
			5 streams: not supported
			6 streams: not supported
			7 streams: not supported
			8 streams: not supported
		VHT TX highest supported: 0 Mbps
		VHT extended NSS: not supported
	VHT operation:
		 * channel width: 1 (80 MHz)
		 * center freq segment 1: 42
		 * center freq segment 2: 0
		 * VHT basic MCS set: 0xfffc
	Transmit Power Envelope:
		 * Local Maximum Transmit Power For 20 MHz: -23 dBm
		 * Local Maximum Transmit Power For 40 MHz: -23 dBm
		 * Local Maximum Transmit Power For 80 MHz: -23 dBm
		 * Local Maximum Transmit Power For 160/80+80 MHz: -23 dBm
	WMM:	 * Parameter version 1
		 * BE: CW 15-1023, AIFSN 3
		 * BK: CW 15-1023, AIFSN 7
		 * VI: CW 7-15, AIFSN 2, TXOP 3008 usec
		 * VO: CW 3-7, AIFSN 2, TXOP 1504 usec
	WPS:	 * Version: 1.0
		 * Wi-Fi Protected Setup State: 2 (Configured)
		 * UUID: d6ba8eca-732d-11be-b281-1c4363285d3f
		 * Version2: 2.0
	RSN:	 * Version: 1
		 * Group cipher: CCMP
		 * Pairwise ciphers: CCMP
		 * Authentication suites: PSK
		 * Capabilities: 1-PTKSA-RC 1-GTKSA-RC (0x0000)
[root@DELL dc]# 
[root@DELL dc]# iw dev wlp3s0 scan |grep SSID
	SSID: TALKTALK73B534
		 * SSID List
	SSID: TALKTALK285D3F
		 * SSID List
	SSID: WAVLINK-N
	SSID: TALKTALK285D3F
		 * SSID List
	SSID: BTWi-fi
	SSID: BT-QSF69Q
	SSID: \x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00
[root@DELL dc]# 

The curious thing is that nmcli can see my router (vodafone89D476)...

[root@DELL dc]# nmcli connection
NAME                UUID                                  TYPE      DEVICE 
Wired connection 1  9513bf63-e62c-3949-b272-f0ea7bbed63a  ethernet  eno1   
lo                  5f97e6b3-2869-4265-9504-de1e0972de61  loopback  lo     
BTWi-fi             e915d2ef-6ec1-4075-921e-10eb01ad28fc  wifi      --     
CUBOT J3 PRO        018aaeea-f3cf-4208-9f32-2f7c4495ba26  wifi      --     
EE-Hub-9LsM         4d9136a0-6d31-4585-8de7-8c830e151fc4  wifi      --     
TALKTALK285D3F      32d449c5-9442-4023-b162-6c07ada644bc  wifi      --     
vodafone89D476      78cbfc88-b939-456d-8890-56bc8920da30  wifi      --     
[root@DELL dc]# 

... but when I try to connect to it:

[root@DELL dc]# nmcli device wifi connect vodafone89D476 password xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Error: No network with SSID 'vodafone89D476' found.
[root@DELL dc]#

Sorry it's a long post. And thanks for looking.

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#2 2023-04-13 19:18:09

seth
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Re: Networkmanager can't see home network

03:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Inc. and subsidiaries BCM43224 802.11a/b/g/n (rev 01)

Does the other system have a broadcom chip as well?

iw scan:

Don't do that while NM is running.
As a matter of fact: stop NM (make sure wpa_supplicant stopped as well) and scan/associate manually (w/ either wpa_supplicant or iwd, you can use wifi-menu from netctl instead of the former)

Also, just to be sure: you did try to reboot the router?

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#3 2023-04-14 10:49:48

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Re: Networkmanager can't see home network

Thanks, Seth,

Yes, I'd rebooted the router a couple of hours before my initial post, plus several times since the problems began.

Here's the output of lspci on the PC:

[root@MAINPC dc]# lspci
00:00.0 RAM memory: NVIDIA Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] Memory Controller (rev a2)
00:01.0 ISA bridge: NVIDIA Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] LPC Bridge (rev a2)
00:01.1 SMBus: NVIDIA Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] SMBus (rev a1)
00:01.2 RAM memory: NVIDIA Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] Memory Controller (rev a1)
00:01.3 Co-processor: NVIDIA Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] Co-Processor (rev a2)
00:01.4 RAM memory: NVIDIA Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] Memory Controller (rev a1)
00:02.0 USB controller: NVIDIA Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] OHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev a1)
00:02.1 USB controller: NVIDIA Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] EHCI USB 2.0 Controller (rev a1)
00:04.0 USB controller: NVIDIA Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] OHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev a1)
00:04.1 USB controller: NVIDIA Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] EHCI USB 2.0 Controller (rev a1)
00:06.0 IDE interface: NVIDIA Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] IDE (rev a1)
00:08.0 PCI bridge: NVIDIA Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] PCI Bridge (rev a1)
00:09.0 IDE interface: NVIDIA Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] SATA Controller (non-AHCI mode) (rev a2)
00:10.0 PCI bridge: NVIDIA Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] PCI Express Bridge (rev a1)
00:13.0 PCI bridge: NVIDIA Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] PCI Bridge (rev a1)
00:14.0 PCI bridge: NVIDIA Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] PCI Bridge (rev a1)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 10h Processor HyperTransport Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 10h Processor Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 10h Processor DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 10h Processor Miscellaneous Control
00:18.4 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 10h Processor Link Control
01:06.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs EMU10k1 [Sound Blaster Live! Series] (rev 04)
01:06.1 Input device controller: Creative Labs SB Live! Game Port (rev 01)
01:09.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6306/7/8 [Fire II(M)] IEEE 1394 OHCI Controller (rev c0)
02:00.0 PCI bridge: NVIDIA Corporation NF200 PCIe 2.0 switch (rev a2)
03:00.0 PCI bridge: NVIDIA Corporation NF200 PCIe 2.0 switch (rev a2)
03:02.0 PCI bridge: NVIDIA Corporation NF200 PCIe 2.0 switch (rev a2)
04:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation G98 [GeForce 8400 GS Rev. 2] (rev a1)
06:00.0 Network controller: Qualcomm Atheros AR9287 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)
[root@MAINPC dc]#

On the laptop, I installed iwd and followed the instructions given in the Arch installation guide:

[iwd]# device list
                                    Devices                                   *
                                    Devices                                    
                                    Devices                                   *
                                    Devices                                    
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Name                  Address               Powered     Adapter     Mode      
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  wlan0                 c0:cb:38:54:52:9f     on          phy0        station 

[iwd]# station wlan0 scan
[iwd]# station wlan0 get-networks
                               Available networks                              
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Network name                      Security            Signal
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      WAVLINK-N                         psk                 ****    
      TALKTALK73B534                    psk                 ****    
      WAVLINK-G                         psk                 ****    
      BTWi-fi                           open                ****    
      BT-QSF69Q                         psk                 ****    
      BT-MSF6H9                         psk                 ****    
      SKYU7ZVX                          psk                 ****    
      Homenet_2.4GHz                    psk                 ****    

[iwd]# quit

[iwd]# 

Note, my router (vodafone89D476) isn't listed.

Last night's post was written using a wired connection from my laptop to the router. This post is being written on my PC using my phone as a hotspot (CUBOT J3 PRO). So, both the laptop and PC have no difficulty connecting to my phone.

Previously, I'd been searching for networkmanager problems but your suggestion regarding iwd has just lead me to this post:

https://www.reddit.com/r/archlinux/comments/v2payc/iwd_cant_see_my_home_wifi_network/

Wireless-regdb isn't installed on my PC, but since both machines can connect to my phone that wouldn't seem to be the problem. I haven't seen any way of changing the channel on the router, nor anything about the regdom there.

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#4 2023-04-14 13:53:42

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Re: Networkmanager can't see home network

Does the router offer a 2.4GHz channel?

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#5 2023-04-15 10:43:54

zdvdcprz
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Re: Networkmanager can't see home network

Yes, it does

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#6 2023-04-15 10:48:10

zdvdcprz
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Re: Networkmanager can't see home network

and 5GHz

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#7 2023-04-15 11:11:04

seth
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Re: Networkmanager can't see home network

Did you try the LTS kernel (linux moved to 6.2 on Feb 20th)

We've different chips, both bands, doesn't seem to be the router and NM and it's scanning tactics are out of the equation - so it has to be in the kernel space and the common parts of that stack.

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#8 2023-04-15 13:57:14

zdvdcprz
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Re: Networkmanager can't see home network

I'm not familiar the the LTS kernel but will give it a go in a few days when I have a some time.

I do have some good news: my PC (atheros device) is connected to my router on a 2.4GHz channel as I speak and I did a full system update a couple of hours ago. Prompted by the link I gave above and using the network configuration/wireless wiki I installed wireless-rgdb and set the country to GB. Viola! Connectivity restored and functioning as normal.

The laptop (broadcom device), though, is a different story. Even with wireless-rgdb installed and the country set to GB it still refuses to see my router. Perhaps, the problem lies with the broadcom chip after all.

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#9 2023-04-18 16:04:02

zdvdcprz
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Re: Networkmanager can't see home network

I installed linux-lts 6.1.24-1 on the laptop last night and no wireless interfaces are showing, just the ethernet. After some digging:

lspci -k (LTS kernel) shows

03:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Inc. and subsidiaries BCM43224 802.11a/b/g/n (rev 01)
	Subsystem: Dell Wireless 1520 Half-size Mini PCIe Card
	Kernel modules: bcma

whereas with the normal kernel it shows

03:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Inc. and subsidiaries BCM43224 802.11a/b/g/n (rev 01)
	Subsystem: Dell Wireless 1520 Half-size Mini PCIe Card
	Kernel driver in use: wl
	Kernel modules: bcma, wl

The broadcom-wl package is installed on the laptop and the module bcma is blacklisted. So, the LTS isn't finding the wl module. While trying to find out how insert the module into the LTS kernel (sorry if that's gibberish - inexperience!) I found this:

https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/Broadcom_wireless

which recommends using the brcm80211 drivers.

I'm wondering now if I should uninstall broadcom-wl and use brcm80211 since that's included in the kernel. Could that be a solution and will just uninstalling broadcom-wl be enough?

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#10 2023-04-18 16:39:22

seth
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Re: Networkmanager can't see home network

https://archlinux.org/packages/communit … m-wl-dkms/

You can try the brcm80211 driver (brcmsmac, to be specific), but you suggested that

06:00.0 Network controller: Qualcomm Atheros AR9287 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)

faces the same problem and then it's likely not a bug in the specific driver.

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#11 2023-04-27 15:30:17

zdvdcprz
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Re: Networkmanager can't see home network

Thanks again, Seth.
Finally, I've had time to investigate this more.

Firstly,

faces the same problem

isn't quite right.

The situation now is:
1. PC/Ath9k.
Installing wireless-regdb and setting /etc/conf.d/wireless-regdom to "GB" seems to have solved the problem. Again, I'm using the PC connected to my router to write this post.
Perhaps I missed a change to wireless configuration requirements around the end of February.

2. Laptop/BCM43224.
NetworkManager still can't see my router and the problem could be linked to the current driver. So, it's probably worth tryng the brcmsmac driver - once I've found out to install it.

It just dawned on me earlier that both machines are dual boot, with Windows 10 on the laptop, (It's been so long since I booted into Windows on either I'd forgotten about them... I think a loud 'Doh!' might be appropriate...). Anyway, just to rule out hardware, I booted Windows on the laptop and it has no problem connecting.

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#12 2023-04-27 18:19:07

V1del
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Re: Networkmanager can't see home network

What's your kernel? There was an actual regression in the kernels wext interface - which is used by wl - in 6.2.5/6.1.somethingsomething which should be fixed on an up to date kernel

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