I am on Ubuntu 12.10 and for some reason my wireless connection is using WEP when it is set to use WPA/WPA2 Personal.
Also I should mention that I used to be on 12.04 and was experiencing the wireless connection automatically creating a different wireless connection profile that used WEP. It showed up as Siddhion1 and I would always have to deleted it from my Network Connections list. So it seems that this problem has migrated to 12.10 maybe because I upgraded and did not do a fresh install?
Anyways, as you can see from the following screen shot of my Network Connection "Siddhion", its security is set to WPA & WPA2 Personal.
When Siddhion is automatically connected to the Network window shows that Siddhion's security is in fact WEP (shown in the following screenshot)
Obviously this is a big concern since WEP has poor security. I ran a following diagnostics commands to get the following results.
max@siddhion:~$ hwinfo --netcard > hal.1: read hal dataprocess 29274: arguments to dbus_move_error() were incorrect, assertion "(dest) == NULL || !dbus_error_is_set ((dest))" failed in file ../../dbus/dbus-errors.c line 282. This is normally a bug in some application using the D-Bus library. libhal.c 3483 : Error unsubscribing to signals, error=The name org.freedesktop.Hal was not provided by any .service files 26: PCI 200.0: 0282 WLAN controller [Created at pci.318] Unique ID: y9sn.ReL4kyurUv5 Parent ID: z8Q3.1xIyAHITO_C SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1c.0/0000:02:00.0 SysFS BusID: 0000:02:00.0 Hardware Class: network Model: "Intel Wireless WiFi Link 5100" Vendor: pci 0x8086 "Intel Corporation" Device: pci 0x4232 "Wireless WiFi Link 5100" SubVendor: pci 0x8086 "Intel Corporation" SubDevice: pci 0x1201 Driver: "iwlwifi" Driver Modules: "iwlwifi" Device File: wlan0 Features: WLAN Memory Range: 0xc0000000-0xc0001fff (rw,non-prefetchable) IRQ: 45 (1214675 events) HW Address: 00:22:fa:2c:3d:4c Link detected: yes WLAN channels: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 36 40 44 48 52 56 60 64 100 104 108 112 116 120 124 128 132 136 140 WLAN frequencies: 2.412 2.417 2.422 2.427 2.432 2.437 2.442 2.447 2.452 2.457 2.462 2.467 2.472 5.18 5.2 5.22 5.24 5.26 5.28 5.3 5.32 5.5 5.52 5.54 5.56 5.58 5.6 5.62 5.64 5.66 5.68 5.7 WLAN encryption modes: WEP40 WEP104 TKIP CCMP WLAN authentication modes: open sharedkey wpa-psk wpa-eap Module Alias: "pci:v00008086d00004232sv00008086sd00001201bc02sc80i00" Driver Info #0: Driver Status: iwlwifi is active Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe iwlwifi" Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown Attached to: #15 (PCI bridge) 27: PCI 300.0: 0200 Ethernet controller [Created at pci.318] Unique ID: rBUF.5Jtq7eCSpW3 Parent ID: qTvu.3mBS8QXtRlD SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1c.1/0000:03:00.0 SysFS BusID: 0000:03:00.0 Hardware Class: network Model: "Marvell 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller" Vendor: pci 0x11ab "Marvell Technology Group Ltd." Device: pci 0x4355 "88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller" SubVendor: pci 0x1179 "Toshiba America Info Systems" SubDevice: pci 0xff50 Revision: 0x12 Driver: "sky2" Driver Modules: "sky2" Device File: eth0 Memory Range: 0xc0500000-0xc0503fff (rw,non-prefetchable) I/O Ports: 0x3000-0x3fff (rw) IRQ: 44 (1 event) HW Address: 00:23:8b:80:9a:2c Link detected: no Module Alias: "pci:v000011ABd00004355sv00001179sd0000FF50bc02sc00i00" Driver Info #0: Driver Status: sky2 is active Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe sky2" Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown Attached to: #16 (PCI bridge)
max@siddhion:~$ iwconfig eth0 no wireless extensions. lo no wireless extensions. wlan0 IEEE 802.11abgn ESSID:"Siddhion" Mode:Managed Frequency:2.462 GHz Access Point: 00:AA:AA:10:12:EB Bit Rate=11 Mb/s Tx-Power=15 dBm Retry long limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off Power Management:off Link Quality=70/70 Signal level=-31 dBm Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0 Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:184 Missed beacon:0
sudo iwlist wlan0 scan
max@siddhion:~$ sudo iwlist wlan0 scan wlan0 Scan completed : Cell 01 - Address: 00:AA:AA:10:12:EB Channel:11 Frequency:2.462 GHz (Channel 11) Quality=70/70 Signal level=-35 dBm Encryption key:on ESSID:"Siddhion" Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s Mode:Master Extra:tsf=00000000a95b3e1b Extra: Last beacon: 56ms ago IE: Unknown: 00085369646468696F6E IE: Unknown: 010482848B96 IE: Unknown: 03010B IE: IEEE 802.11i/WPA2 Version 1 Group Cipher : CCMP Pairwise Ciphers (1) : CCMP Authentication Suites (1) : PSK IE: Unknown: DD0700E04C01020300
Additionally I ran
wpa_gui to see if WPA was being recognized and the status message I see is
Could not get status from wpa_supplicant
as shown in the following snap shot
Does anyone have an idea on how I can make Ubuntu use only WPA & WPA2 security?