Brcm4331 wifi in old MacBook Pro

I tried installing the latest Manjaro Plasma on an old MacBook Pro and was surprised that it found and understood my wifi card which has a Broadcom 4331 chip. I completed the install but it took forever to apply the updates so I investigated the network speed and found it was ~5Mb/s instead of 200Mb/s that I see out of that wifi 5-g channel normally. Manjaro seemed to have used the b34 driver and firmware instead of the recommended broadcom-wl-dkms which Archlinux recommends and which does work at 200+Mb/s.

I could not seem to figure out how to replace the b43 with broadcom-wl. So I need help with the install so next time I can make this work correctly. I went back and installed Archlinux KDE with the broadcom-wl-dkms package and it’s working just fine.

Can I install Manjaro with support for the broadcom-wl driver instead of b43?

sudo mhwd -i pci network-broadcom-wl

(applies also the blacklist and uses a precompiled module)

pamac install broadcom-wl-dkms

(It is the one from arch)

Thank you for you reply. So do I need both the mhwd and pamac commands? Does this remove the b43 driver?

No, you need the DKMS or the precompiled one. Both ones are in conflict.

Okay, looks like it time to reinstall Manjaro and test again.

Thanks,

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I finally have something working but the path to it was odd for me.
On my reinstall, I selected open source drivers. I used an Ethernet connection. The I did the command:

sudo mhwd -i pci network-broadcom-wl

rebooting showed the wlp3s0 interface. I could not get the wifi connected on either 2.4 or 5G bands.

So I removed that driver with:

sudo pacman -R linux510-broadcom-wl

I then installed base-devel git linux510-headers broadcom-wl-dkms

after a reboot I can now connect to the wifi. Not sure how stable it is, but it’s working now.

[jim@jim-macbookpro ~]$ inxi --admin --verbosity=7 --filter --no-host --width
System:
  Kernel: 5.10.56-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0 
  parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.10-x86_64 
  root=UUID=6a78434d-46fc-45ea-8d12-af2c88de0457 rw quiet apparmor=1 
  security=apparmor udev.log_priority=3 
  Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.22.4 tk: Qt 5.15.2 wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM 
  Distro: Manjaro Linux base: Arch Linux 
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: Apple product: MacBookPro8,1 v: 1.0 serial: <filter> 
  Chassis: type: 10 v: Mac-94245B3640C91C81 serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: Apple model: Mac-94245B3640C91C81 v: MacBookPro8,1 serial: <filter> 
  UEFI: Apple v: 87.0.0.0.0 date: 06/13/2019 
Battery:
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 51.9 Wh (97.6%) condition: 53.2/62.9 Wh (84.5%) 
  volts: 12.5 min: 10.9 model: DP bq20z451 type: Li-ion serial: N/A 
  status: Charging cycles: 638 
Memory:
  RAM: total: 7.68 GiB used: 1.71 GiB (22.2%) 
  RAM Report: permissions: Unable to run dmidecode. Root privileges required. 
CPU:
  Info: Dual Core model: Intel Core i5-2415M bits: 64 type: MT MCP 
  arch: Sandy Bridge family: 6 model-id: 2A (42) stepping: 7 microcode: 2F 
  cache: L2: 3 MiB bogomips: 18367 
  Speed: 798 MHz min/max: 800/2900 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 798 2: 798 3: 798 
  4: 798 
  Flags: acpi aes aperfmperf apic arat arch_perfmon avx bts clflush cmov 
  constant_tsc cpuid cx16 cx8 de ds_cpl dtes64 dtherm dts ept est flexpriority 
  flush_l1d fpu fxsr ht ibpb ibrs ida lahf_lm lm mca mce md_clear mmx monitor 
  msr mtrr nonstop_tsc nopl nx pae pat pbe pcid pclmulqdq pdcm pebs pge pln 
  pni popcnt pse pse36 pti pts rdtscp rep_good sep ssbd sse sse2 sse4_1 sse4_2 
  ssse3 stibp syscall tm tm2 tpr_shadow tsc tsc_deadline_timer vme vmx vnmi 
  vpid x2apic xsave xsaveopt xtopology xtpr 
  Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled 
  Type: l1tf 
  mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT vulnerable 
  Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable 
  Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI 
  Type: spec_store_bypass 
  mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp 
  Type: spectre_v1 
  mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization 
  Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Full generic retpoline, IBPB: conditional, 
  IBRS_FW, STIBP: conditional, RSB filling 
  Type: srbds status: Not affected 
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected 
Graphics:
  Device-1: Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics 
  vendor: Apple driver: i915 v: kernel bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:0126 
  class-ID: 0300 
  Device-2: Apple FaceTime HD Camera type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus-ID: 1-2:3 
  chip-ID: 05ac:8509 class-ID: 0e02 serial: <filter> 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.13 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: 
  loaded: intel unloaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,vesa display-ID: :0 
  screens: 1 
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1280x800 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 338x211mm (13.3x8.3") 
  s-diag: 398mm (15.7") 
  Monitor-1: LVDS1 res: 1280x800 hz: 60 dpi: 112 size: 290x180mm (11.4x7.1") 
  diag: 341mm (13.4") 
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 3000 (SNB GT2) 
  v: 3.3 Mesa 21.1.6 compat-v: 3.0 direct render: Yes 
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Family High Definition Audio 
  driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 chip-ID: 8086:1c20 
  class-ID: 0403 
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.10.56-1-MANJARO running: yes 
  Sound Server-2: JACK v: 1.9.19 running: no 
  Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: yes 
  Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.33 running: no 
Network:
  Device-1: Broadcom NetXtreme BCM57765 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe driver: tg3 
  v: kernel port: efa0 bus-ID: 02:00.0 chip-ID: 14e4:16b4 class-ID: 0200 
  IF: enp2s0f0 state: down mac: <filter> 
  Device-2: Broadcom BCM4331 802.11a/b/g/n vendor: Apple AirPort Extreme 
  driver: wl v: kernel modules: bcma port: efa0 bus-ID: 03:00.0 
  chip-ID: 14e4:4331 class-ID: 0280 
  IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: <filter> 
  IP v4: <filter> type: dynamic noprefixroute scope: global 
  broadcast: <filter> 
  IP v6: <filter> type: noprefixroute scope: link 
  WAN IP: <filter> 
Bluetooth:
  Device-1: Apple Bluetooth Host Controller type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8 
  bus-ID: 1-1.1.3:9 chip-ID: 05ac:821a class-ID: fe01 
  Report: rfkill ID: hci0 rfk-id: 1 state: up address: see --recommends 
Logical:
  Message: No logical block device data found. 
RAID:
  Message: No RAID data found. 
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 232.89 GiB used: 9.32 GiB (4.0%) 
  SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required. 
  ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 860 EVO 250GB 
  size: 232.89 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s 
  type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 4B6Q scheme: GPT 
  Optical-1: /dev/sr0 vendor: MATSHITA model: DVD-R UJ-8A8 rev: HA13 
  dev-links: cdrom 
  Features: speed: 24 multisession: yes audio: yes dvd: yes 
  rw: cd-r,cd-rw,dvd-r state: running 
Partition:
  ID-1: / raw-size: 232.59 GiB size: 227.88 GiB (97.98%) used: 9.32 GiB (4.1%) 
  fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2 label: N/A 
  uuid: 6a78434d-46fc-45ea-8d12-af2c88de0457 
  ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 300 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%) 
  used: 288 KiB (0.1%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1 label: NO_LABEL 
  uuid: 621C-E402 
Swap:
  Alert: No swap data was found. 
Unmounted:
  Message: No unmounted partitions found. 
USB:
  Hub-1: 1-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 6 rev: 2.0 
  speed: 480 Mb/s chip-ID: 1d6b:0002 class-ID: 0900 
  Hub-2: 1-1:2 info: Microchip (formerly SMSC) 2.0 Hub ports: 3 rev: 2.0 
  speed: 480 Mb/s power: 2mA chip-ID: 0424:2513 class-ID: 0900 
  Hub-3: 1-1.1:4 
  info: Broadcom BCM2046B1 USB 2.0 Hub (part of BCM2046 Bluetooth) ports: 3 
  rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s power: 94mA chip-ID: 0a5c:4500 class-ID: 0900 
  Device-1: 1-1.1.3:9 info: Apple Bluetooth Host Controller type: Bluetooth 
  driver: btusb interfaces: 4 rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s chip-ID: 05ac:821a 
  class-ID: fe01 
  Device-2: 1-1.2:5 info: Apple Internal Keyboard/Trackpad (ANSI) 
  type: Keyboard,HID,Mouse driver: apple,bcm5974,usbhid interfaces: 3 rev: 2.0 
  speed: 12 Mb/s power: 40mA chip-ID: 05ac:0252 class-ID: 0301 
  Device-3: 1-1.3:6 info: Yubicom Yubikey (v1 or v2) type: Keyboard 
  driver: hid-generic,usbhid interfaces: 1 rev: 2.0 speed: 1.5 Mb/s 
  power: 30mA chip-ID: 1050:0010 class-ID: 0301 
  Device-4: 1-2:3 info: Apple FaceTime HD Camera type: Video driver: uvcvideo 
  interfaces: 3 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s power: 500mA chip-ID: 05ac:8509 
  class-ID: 0e02 serial: <filter> 
  Hub-4: 2-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 8 rev: 2.0 
  speed: 480 Mb/s chip-ID: 1d6b:0002 class-ID: 0900 
  Hub-5: 2-1:2 info: Microchip (formerly SMSC) 2.0 Hub ports: 2 rev: 2.0 
  speed: 480 Mb/s power: 2mA chip-ID: 0424:2513 class-ID: 0900 
  Device-1: 2-1.1:3 info: Apple Built-in IR Receiver type: HID 
  driver: appleir,usbhid interfaces: 1 rev: 2.0 speed: 1.5 Mb/s power: 100mA 
  chip-ID: 05ac:8242 class-ID: 0300 
  Hub-6: 3-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 2 rev: 1.1 speed: 12 Mb/s 
  chip-ID: 1d6b:0001 class-ID: 0900 
  Hub-7: 4-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 2 rev: 1.1 speed: 12 Mb/s 
  chip-ID: 1d6b:0001 class-ID: 0900 
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 60.0 C mobo: 0.0 C 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
Info:
  Processes: 178 Uptime: 20m wakeups: 2 Init: systemd v: 248 tool: systemctl 
  Compilers: gcc: 11.1.0 Packages: pacman: 1211 lib: 328 flatpak: 0 
  Shell: Bash v: 5.1.8 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.06 
[jim@jim-macbookpro ~]$ 

So the wifi is not stable between reboots. My AP is a TPLink AX50 AX3000 and the main wifi has a WPA2 password with upper/lower case, numbers and special characters. Not sure if that is relevant. My guest network is set to a WPA2 password with word-word-numbers.

While in a loop of trying and failing, I changed to the Guest network and after a few fails it connected. I have the journalctl output for NetworkManager and will try to include it below:

-- Journal begins at Wed 2021-08-11 07:39:52 EDT, ends at Wed 2021-08-11 09:21:01 EDT. --
Aug 11 09:11:23 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687483.4779] device (wlp3s0): Activation: starting connection 'NGJFA-5G' (fbe7deca-4576-40fa-b618-df765014676f)
Aug 11 09:11:23 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687483.4786] audit: op="connection-activate" uuid="fbe7deca-4576-40fa-b618-df765014676f" name="NGJFA-5G" pid=1233 uid=1000 result="success"
Aug 11 09:11:23 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687483.4791] device (wlp3s0): state change: disconnected -> prepare (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 09:11:23 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687483.4809] manager: NetworkManager state is now CONNECTING
Aug 11 09:11:23 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687483.4820] device (wlp3s0): set-hw-addr: reset MAC address to E4:CE:8F:50:11:88 (preserve)
Aug 11 09:11:23 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687483.4823] device (wlp3s0): state change: prepare -> config (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 09:11:23 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687483.4826] device (wlp3s0): Activation: (wifi) access point 'NGJFA-5G' has security, but secrets are required.
Aug 11 09:11:23 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687483.4826] device (wlp3s0): state change: config -> need-auth (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 09:11:23 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687483.4828] sup-iface[b7c6217f6f9c87cf,0,wlp3s0]: wps: type pbc start...
Aug 11 09:11:23 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687483.5125] device (wlp3s0): supplicant interface state: inactive -> disconnected
Aug 11 09:11:23 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687483.5179] device (wlp3s0): supplicant interface state: disconnected -> inactive
Aug 11 09:11:23 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687483.5333] device (wlp3s0): state change: need-auth -> prepare (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 09:11:23 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687483.5336] device (wlp3s0): state change: prepare -> config (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 09:11:23 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687483.5338] device (wlp3s0): Activation: (wifi) connection 'NGJFA-5G' has security, and secrets exist.  No new secrets needed.
Aug 11 09:11:23 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687483.5338] Config: added 'ssid' value 'NGJFA-5G'
Aug 11 09:11:23 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687483.5338] Config: added 'scan_ssid' value '1'
Aug 11 09:11:23 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687483.5338] Config: added 'bgscan' value 'simple:30:-70:86400'
Aug 11 09:11:23 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687483.5339] Config: added 'key_mgmt' value 'WPA-PSK WPA-PSK-SHA256'
Aug 11 09:11:23 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687483.5339] Config: added 'auth_alg' value 'OPEN'
Aug 11 09:11:23 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687483.5339] Config: added 'psk' value '<hidden>'
Aug 11 09:11:49 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <warn>  [1628687509.0299] device (wlp3s0): Activation: (wifi) association took too long, failing activation
Aug 11 09:11:49 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687509.0300] device (wlp3s0): state change: config -> failed (reason 'ssid-not-found', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 09:11:49 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687509.0310] manager: NetworkManager state is now DISCONNECTED
Aug 11 09:11:49 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687509.0324] device (wlp3s0): set-hw-addr: set MAC address to 86:31:0C:01:61:D4 (scanning)
Aug 11 09:11:49 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <warn>  [1628687509.0329] device (wlp3s0): Activation: failed for connection 'NGJFA-5G'
Aug 11 09:11:49 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687509.0331] device (wlp3s0): supplicant interface state: inactive -> disconnected
Aug 11 09:11:49 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687509.0334] device (wlp3s0): state change: failed -> disconnected (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 09:11:49 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687509.0815] device (wlp3s0): supplicant interface state: disconnected -> inactive
Aug 11 09:14:27 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687667.0478] policy: auto-activating connection 'NGJFA-5G' (fbe7deca-4576-40fa-b618-df765014676f)
Aug 11 09:14:27 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687667.0500] device (wlp3s0): Activation: starting connection 'NGJFA-5G' (fbe7deca-4576-40fa-b618-df765014676f)
Aug 11 09:14:27 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687667.0504] device (wlp3s0): state change: disconnected -> prepare (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 09:14:27 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687667.0513] manager: NetworkManager state is now CONNECTING
Aug 11 09:14:27 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687667.0533] device (wlp3s0): set-hw-addr: reset MAC address to E4:CE:8F:50:11:88 (preserve)
Aug 11 09:14:27 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687667.0542] device (wlp3s0): state change: prepare -> config (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 09:14:27 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687667.0551] device (wlp3s0): Activation: (wifi) access point 'NGJFA-5G' has security, but secrets are required.
Aug 11 09:14:27 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687667.0552] device (wlp3s0): state change: config -> need-auth (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 09:14:27 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687667.0559] sup-iface[b7c6217f6f9c87cf,0,wlp3s0]: wps: type pbc start...
Aug 11 09:14:27 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687667.0827] device (wlp3s0): supplicant interface state: inactive -> disconnected
Aug 11 09:14:27 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687667.0880] device (wlp3s0): supplicant interface state: disconnected -> inactive
Aug 11 09:14:27 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687667.1087] device (wlp3s0): state change: need-auth -> prepare (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 09:14:27 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687667.1095] device (wlp3s0): state change: prepare -> config (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 09:14:27 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687667.1100] device (wlp3s0): Activation: (wifi) connection 'NGJFA-5G' has security, and secrets exist.  No new secrets needed.
Aug 11 09:14:27 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687667.1102] Config: added 'ssid' value 'NGJFA-5G'
Aug 11 09:14:27 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687667.1104] Config: added 'scan_ssid' value '1'
Aug 11 09:14:27 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687667.1106] Config: added 'bgscan' value 'simple:30:-70:86400'
Aug 11 09:14:27 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687667.1107] Config: added 'key_mgmt' value 'WPA-PSK WPA-PSK-SHA256'
Aug 11 09:14:27 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687667.1109] Config: added 'auth_alg' value 'OPEN'
Aug 11 09:14:27 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687667.1111] Config: added 'psk' value '<hidden>'
Aug 11 09:14:52 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <warn>  [1628687692.0305] device (wlp3s0): Activation: (wifi) association took too long, failing activation
Aug 11 09:14:52 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687692.0306] device (wlp3s0): state change: config -> failed (reason 'ssid-not-found', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 09:14:52 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687692.0319] manager: NetworkManager state is now DISCONNECTED
Aug 11 09:14:52 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687692.0357] device (wlp3s0): set-hw-addr: set MAC address to 9E:A3:7D:F5:00:9C (scanning)
Aug 11 09:14:52 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <warn>  [1628687692.0371] device (wlp3s0): Activation: failed for connection 'NGJFA-5G'
Aug 11 09:14:52 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687692.0380] device (wlp3s0): state change: failed -> disconnected (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 09:14:52 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687692.0424] device (wlp3s0): supplicant interface state: inactive -> disconnected
Aug 11 09:14:52 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687692.0780] device (wlp3s0): supplicant interface state: disconnected -> inactive
Aug 11 09:14:55 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687695.7827] policy: auto-activating connection 'NGJFA-5G' (fbe7deca-4576-40fa-b618-df765014676f)
Aug 11 09:14:55 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687695.7837] device (wlp3s0): Activation: starting connection 'NGJFA-5G' (fbe7deca-4576-40fa-b618-df765014676f)
Aug 11 09:14:55 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687695.7838] device (wlp3s0): state change: disconnected -> prepare (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 09:14:55 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687695.7840] manager: NetworkManager state is now CONNECTING
Aug 11 09:14:55 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687695.7851] device (wlp3s0): set-hw-addr: reset MAC address to E4:CE:8F:50:11:88 (preserve)
Aug 11 09:14:55 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687695.7857] device (wlp3s0): state change: prepare -> config (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 09:14:55 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687695.7860] device (wlp3s0): Activation: (wifi) access point 'NGJFA-5G' has security, but secrets are required.
Aug 11 09:14:55 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687695.7860] device (wlp3s0): state change: config -> need-auth (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 09:14:55 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687695.7863] sup-iface[b7c6217f6f9c87cf,0,wlp3s0]: wps: type pbc start...
Aug 11 09:14:55 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687695.8182] device (wlp3s0): supplicant interface state: inactive -> disconnected
Aug 11 09:14:55 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687695.8203] device (wlp3s0): supplicant interface state: disconnected -> inactive
Aug 11 09:14:55 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687695.8301] device (wlp3s0): state change: need-auth -> prepare (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 09:14:55 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687695.8311] device (wlp3s0): state change: prepare -> config (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 09:14:55 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687695.8317] device (wlp3s0): Activation: (wifi) connection 'NGJFA-5G' has security, and secrets exist.  No new secrets needed.
Aug 11 09:14:55 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687695.8318] Config: added 'ssid' value 'NGJFA-5G'
Aug 11 09:14:55 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687695.8318] Config: added 'scan_ssid' value '1'
Aug 11 09:14:55 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687695.8318] Config: added 'bgscan' value 'simple:30:-70:86400'
Aug 11 09:14:55 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687695.8318] Config: added 'key_mgmt' value 'WPA-PSK WPA-PSK-SHA256'
Aug 11 09:14:55 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687695.8319] Config: added 'auth_alg' value 'OPEN'
Aug 11 09:14:55 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687695.8319] Config: added 'psk' value '<hidden>'
Aug 11 09:15:21 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <warn>  [1628687721.0300] device (wlp3s0): Activation: (wifi) association took too long, failing activation
Aug 11 09:15:21 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687721.0301] device (wlp3s0): state change: config -> failed (reason 'ssid-not-found', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 09:15:21 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687721.0311] manager: NetworkManager state is now DISCONNECTED
Aug 11 09:15:21 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687721.0333] device (wlp3s0): set-hw-addr: set MAC address to 92:03:8B:BC:28:97 (scanning)
Aug 11 09:15:21 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <warn>  [1628687721.0347] device (wlp3s0): Activation: failed for connection 'NGJFA-5G'
Aug 11 09:15:21 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687721.0351] device (wlp3s0): supplicant interface state: inactive -> disconnected
Aug 11 09:15:21 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687721.0359] device (wlp3s0): state change: failed -> disconnected (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 09:15:21 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687721.0428] device (wlp3s0): supplicant interface state: disconnected -> interface_disabled
Aug 11 09:15:21 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687721.0637] device (wlp3s0): supplicant interface state: interface_disabled -> inactive
Aug 11 09:15:24 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687724.7848] policy: auto-activating connection 'NGJFA-5G' (fbe7deca-4576-40fa-b618-df765014676f)
Aug 11 09:15:24 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687724.7861] device (wlp3s0): Activation: starting connection 'NGJFA-5G' (fbe7deca-4576-40fa-b618-df765014676f)
Aug 11 09:15:24 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687724.7867] device (wlp3s0): state change: disconnected -> prepare (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 09:15:24 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687724.7874] manager: NetworkManager state is now CONNECTING
Aug 11 09:15:24 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687724.7892] device (wlp3s0): set-hw-addr: reset MAC address to E4:CE:8F:50:11:88 (preserve)
Aug 11 09:15:24 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687724.7901] device (wlp3s0): state change: prepare -> config (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 09:15:24 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687724.7917] device (wlp3s0): Activation: (wifi) access point 'NGJFA-5G' has security, but secrets are required.
Aug 11 09:15:24 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687724.7917] device (wlp3s0): state change: config -> need-auth (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 09:15:24 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687724.7922] sup-iface[b7c6217f6f9c87cf,0,wlp3s0]: wps: type pbc start...
Aug 11 09:15:24 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687724.8063] device (wlp3s0): supplicant interface state: inactive -> disconnected
Aug 11 09:15:24 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687724.8105] device (wlp3s0): supplicant interface state: disconnected -> inactive
Aug 11 09:15:24 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687724.8304] device (wlp3s0): state change: need-auth -> prepare (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 09:15:24 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687724.8307] device (wlp3s0): state change: prepare -> config (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 09:15:24 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687724.8310] device (wlp3s0): Activation: (wifi) connection 'NGJFA-5G' has security, and secrets exist.  No new secrets needed.
Aug 11 09:15:24 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687724.8310] Config: added 'ssid' value 'NGJFA-5G'
Aug 11 09:15:24 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687724.8311] Config: added 'scan_ssid' value '1'
Aug 11 09:15:24 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687724.8311] Config: added 'bgscan' value 'simple:30:-70:86400'
Aug 11 09:15:24 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687724.8311] Config: added 'key_mgmt' value 'WPA-PSK WPA-PSK-SHA256'
Aug 11 09:15:24 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687724.8311] Config: added 'auth_alg' value 'OPEN'
Aug 11 09:15:24 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687724.8311] Config: added 'psk' value '<hidden>'
Aug 11 09:15:50 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <warn>  [1628687750.0295] device (wlp3s0): Activation: (wifi) association took too long, failing activation
Aug 11 09:15:50 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687750.0296] device (wlp3s0): state change: config -> failed (reason 'ssid-not-found', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 09:15:50 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687750.0309] manager: NetworkManager state is now DISCONNECTED
Aug 11 09:15:50 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687750.0326] device (wlp3s0): set-hw-addr: set MAC address to 02:FA:19:A5:63:8E (scanning)
Aug 11 09:15:50 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <warn>  [1628687750.0333] device (wlp3s0): Activation: failed for connection 'NGJFA-5G'
Aug 11 09:15:50 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687750.0337] device (wlp3s0): supplicant interface state: inactive -> disconnected
Aug 11 09:15:50 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687750.0340] device (wlp3s0): state change: failed -> disconnected (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 09:15:50 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687750.0853] device (wlp3s0): supplicant interface state: disconnected -> inactive
Aug 11 09:15:53 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687753.7922] policy: auto-activating connection 'NGJFA-5G' (fbe7deca-4576-40fa-b618-df765014676f)
Aug 11 09:15:53 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687753.7928] device (wlp3s0): Activation: starting connection 'NGJFA-5G' (fbe7deca-4576-40fa-b618-df765014676f)
Aug 11 09:15:53 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687753.7929] device (wlp3s0): state change: disconnected -> prepare (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 09:15:53 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687753.7932] manager: NetworkManager state is now CONNECTING
Aug 11 09:15:53 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687753.7948] device (wlp3s0): set-hw-addr: reset MAC address to E4:CE:8F:50:11:88 (preserve)
Aug 11 09:15:53 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687753.7952] device (wlp3s0): state change: prepare -> config (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 09:15:53 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687753.7956] device (wlp3s0): Activation: (wifi) access point 'NGJFA-5G' has security, but secrets are required.
Aug 11 09:15:53 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687753.7957] device (wlp3s0): state change: config -> need-auth (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 09:15:53 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687753.7959] sup-iface[b7c6217f6f9c87cf,0,wlp3s0]: wps: type pbc start...
Aug 11 09:15:53 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687753.8155] device (wlp3s0): supplicant interface state: inactive -> disconnected
Aug 11 09:15:53 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687753.8169] device (wlp3s0): supplicant interface state: disconnected -> inactive
Aug 11 09:15:53 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687753.8302] device (wlp3s0): state change: need-auth -> prepare (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 09:15:53 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687753.8306] device (wlp3s0): state change: prepare -> config (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 09:15:53 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687753.8313] device (wlp3s0): Activation: (wifi) connection 'NGJFA-5G' has security, and secrets exist.  No new secrets needed.
Aug 11 09:15:53 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687753.8316] Config: added 'ssid' value 'NGJFA-5G'
Aug 11 09:15:53 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687753.8318] Config: added 'scan_ssid' value '1'
Aug 11 09:15:53 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687753.8318] Config: added 'bgscan' value 'simple:30:-70:86400'
Aug 11 09:15:53 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687753.8318] Config: added 'key_mgmt' value 'WPA-PSK WPA-PSK-SHA256'
Aug 11 09:15:53 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687753.8318] Config: added 'auth_alg' value 'OPEN'
Aug 11 09:15:53 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687753.8319] Config: added 'psk' value '<hidden>'
Aug 11 09:16:19 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <warn>  [1628687779.0303] device (wlp3s0): Activation: (wifi) association took too long, failing activation
Aug 11 09:16:19 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687779.0304] device (wlp3s0): state change: config -> failed (reason 'ssid-not-found', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 09:16:19 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687779.0311] manager: NetworkManager state is now DISCONNECTED
Aug 11 09:16:19 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687779.0319] device (wlp3s0): set-hw-addr: set MAC address to 96:FD:37:62:4B:47 (scanning)
Aug 11 09:16:19 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <warn>  [1628687779.0324] device (wlp3s0): Activation: failed for connection 'NGJFA-5G'
Aug 11 09:16:19 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687779.0327] device (wlp3s0): state change: failed -> disconnected (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 09:16:19 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687779.0339] device (wlp3s0): supplicant interface state: inactive -> disconnected
Aug 11 09:16:19 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687779.0919] device (wlp3s0): supplicant interface state: disconnected -> inactive
Aug 11 09:17:26 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687846.9090] device (wlp3s0): Activation: starting connection 'TP-Link_Guest_AF88_5G' (f934054a-4a38-4458-a244-2085d8792f40)
Aug 11 09:17:26 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687846.9092] audit: op="connection-add-activate" uuid="f934054a-4a38-4458-a244-2085d8792f40" name="TP-Link_Guest_AF88_5G" pid=1233 uid=1000 result="success"
Aug 11 09:17:26 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687846.9096] device (wlp3s0): state change: disconnected -> prepare (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 09:17:26 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687846.9100] manager: NetworkManager state is now CONNECTING
Aug 11 09:17:26 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687846.9125] device (wlp3s0): set-hw-addr: reset MAC address to E4:CE:8F:50:11:88 (preserve)
Aug 11 09:17:26 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687846.9133] device (wlp3s0): state change: prepare -> config (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 09:17:26 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687846.9137] device (wlp3s0): Activation: (wifi) access point 'TP-Link_Guest_AF88_5G' has security, but secrets are required.
Aug 11 09:17:26 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687846.9139] device (wlp3s0): state change: config -> need-auth (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 09:17:26 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687846.9521] device (wlp3s0): state change: need-auth -> prepare (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 09:17:26 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687846.9525] device (wlp3s0): state change: prepare -> config (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 09:17:26 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687846.9529] device (wlp3s0): Activation: (wifi) connection 'TP-Link_Guest_AF88_5G' has security, and secrets exist.  No new secrets needed.
Aug 11 09:17:26 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687846.9529] Config: added 'ssid' value 'TP-Link_Guest_AF88_5G'
Aug 11 09:17:26 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687846.9529] Config: added 'scan_ssid' value '1'
Aug 11 09:17:26 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687846.9529] Config: added 'bgscan' value 'simple:30:-70:86400'
Aug 11 09:17:26 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687846.9529] Config: added 'key_mgmt' value 'WPA-PSK WPA-PSK-SHA256'
Aug 11 09:17:26 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687846.9530] Config: added 'auth_alg' value 'OPEN'
Aug 11 09:17:26 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687846.9530] Config: added 'psk' value '<hidden>'
Aug 11 09:17:52 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <warn>  [1628687872.0297] device (wlp3s0): Activation: (wifi) association took too long, failing activation
Aug 11 09:17:52 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687872.0297] device (wlp3s0): state change: config -> failed (reason 'ssid-not-found', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 09:17:52 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687872.0301] manager: NetworkManager state is now DISCONNECTED
Aug 11 09:17:52 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687872.0330] device (wlp3s0): set-hw-addr: set MAC address to 32:D5:A0:FF:C7:C4 (scanning)
Aug 11 09:17:52 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <warn>  [1628687872.0335] device (wlp3s0): Activation: failed for connection 'TP-Link_Guest_AF88_5G'
Aug 11 09:17:52 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687872.0337] device (wlp3s0): supplicant interface state: inactive -> disconnected
Aug 11 09:17:52 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687872.0340] device (wlp3s0): state change: failed -> disconnected (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 09:17:52 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687872.0417] device (wlp3s0): supplicant interface state: disconnected -> interface_disabled
Aug 11 09:17:52 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687872.0917] device (wlp3s0): supplicant interface state: interface_disabled -> disconnected
Aug 11 09:17:55 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687875.7852] policy: auto-activating connection 'TP-Link_Guest_AF88_5G' (f934054a-4a38-4458-a244-2085d8792f40)
Aug 11 09:17:55 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687875.7857] device (wlp3s0): Activation: starting connection 'TP-Link_Guest_AF88_5G' (f934054a-4a38-4458-a244-2085d8792f40)
Aug 11 09:17:55 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687875.7858] device (wlp3s0): state change: disconnected -> prepare (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 09:17:55 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687875.7862] manager: NetworkManager state is now CONNECTING
Aug 11 09:17:55 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687875.7877] device (wlp3s0): set-hw-addr: reset MAC address to E4:CE:8F:50:11:88 (preserve)
Aug 11 09:17:55 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687875.7880] device (wlp3s0): state change: prepare -> config (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 09:17:55 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687875.7882] device (wlp3s0): Activation: (wifi) access point 'TP-Link_Guest_AF88_5G' has security, but secrets are required.
Aug 11 09:17:55 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687875.7883] device (wlp3s0): state change: config -> need-auth (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 09:17:55 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687875.8070] device (wlp3s0): supplicant interface state: disconnected -> inactive
Aug 11 09:17:55 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687875.8278] device (wlp3s0): state change: need-auth -> prepare (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 09:17:55 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687875.8281] device (wlp3s0): state change: prepare -> config (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 09:17:55 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687875.8285] device (wlp3s0): Activation: (wifi) connection 'TP-Link_Guest_AF88_5G' has security, and secrets exist.  No new secrets needed.
Aug 11 09:17:55 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687875.8285] Config: added 'ssid' value 'TP-Link_Guest_AF88_5G'
Aug 11 09:17:55 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687875.8285] Config: added 'scan_ssid' value '1'
Aug 11 09:17:55 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687875.8285] Config: added 'bgscan' value 'simple:30:-70:86400'
Aug 11 09:17:55 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687875.8285] Config: added 'key_mgmt' value 'WPA-PSK WPA-PSK-SHA256'
Aug 11 09:17:55 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687875.8286] Config: added 'auth_alg' value 'OPEN'
Aug 11 09:17:55 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687875.8286] Config: added 'psk' value '<hidden>'
Aug 11 09:17:55 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687875.8465] device (wlp3s0): supplicant interface state: inactive -> scanning
Aug 11 09:17:59 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687879.5448] device (wlp3s0): supplicant interface state: scanning -> associating
Aug 11 09:17:59 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687879.6940] device (wlp3s0): supplicant interface state: associating -> 4way_handshake
Aug 11 09:17:59 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687879.7012] device (wlp3s0): supplicant interface state: 4way_handshake -> completed
Aug 11 09:17:59 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687879.7012] device (wlp3s0): Activation: (wifi) Stage 2 of 5 (Device Configure) successful. Connected to wireless network "TP-Link_Guest_AF88_5G"
Aug 11 09:17:59 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687879.7014] device (wlp3s0): state change: config -> ip-config (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 09:17:59 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687879.7022] dhcp4 (wlp3s0): activation: beginning transaction (timeout in 45 seconds)
Aug 11 09:17:59 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687879.7181] dhcp4 (wlp3s0): state changed unknown -> bound, address=192.168.0.177
Aug 11 09:17:59 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687879.7192] device (wlp3s0): state change: ip-config -> ip-check (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 09:17:59 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687879.7325] device (wlp3s0): state change: ip-check -> secondaries (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 09:17:59 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687879.7328] device (wlp3s0): state change: secondaries -> activated (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 09:17:59 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687879.7334] manager: NetworkManager state is now CONNECTED_LOCAL
Aug 11 09:17:59 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687879.7343] manager: NetworkManager state is now CONNECTED_SITE
Aug 11 09:17:59 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687879.7344] policy: set 'TP-Link_Guest_AF88_5G' (wlp3s0) as default for IPv4 routing and DNS
Aug 11 09:17:59 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687879.7391] device (wlp3s0): Activation: successful, device activated.
Aug 11 09:17:59 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687879.7555] audit: op="statistics" interface="wlp3s0" ifindex=3 args="2000" pid=1233 uid=1000 result="success"
Aug 11 09:18:03 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687883.0516] manager: NetworkManager state is now CONNECTED_GLOBAL
Aug 11 09:18:06 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[384]: <info>  [1628687886.4058] audit: op="statistics" interface="wlp3s0" ifindex=3 args="0" pid=1233 uid=1000 result="success"

here’s an update. I installed the 5.13 kernel since I saw that recommended for others with networking problems and I rebuilt the modules for broadcom-wl-dkms. Network was dead at that point. So I manually installed with pacman broad-wl-dkms which was a reinstall. This time there were recommendations to:
rmmod b43 b43legacy bcm43xx bcma brcm80211 brcmfmac brcmsmac ssb wl
modprobe wl

or I guess I could have rebooted. I did not have any of the other modules installed but the modprobe wl fixed the wifi. So now I try a few reboots and see what happens.

So the problem has not gone away. on reboot it seems to struggle. I have defined 2 essid’s, regular and Guest on my TPlink. it tries so many times on one, then the other and after a few minutes it might connect. The log below is from the latest boot until it got a connection on the 2nd essid.

-- Journal begins at Wed 2021-08-11 07:39:52 EDT, ends at Wed 2021-08-11 10:41:42 EDT. --
Aug 11 10:37:02 jim-macbookpro systemd[1]: Starting Network Manager...
Aug 11 10:37:02 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692622.2129] NetworkManager (version 1.32.6-1) is starting... (for the first time)
Aug 11 10:37:02 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692622.2145] Read config: /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf (lib: 20-connectivity.conf)
Aug 11 10:37:02 jim-macbookpro systemd[1]: Started Network Manager.
Aug 11 10:37:02 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692622.2675] bus-manager: acquired D-Bus service "org.freedesktop.NetworkManager"
Aug 11 10:37:02 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692622.2833] manager[0x55f727e14040]: monitoring kernel firmware directory '/lib/firmware'.
Aug 11 10:37:02 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692622.4157] hostname: hostname: using hostnamed
Aug 11 10:37:02 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692622.4157] hostname: hostname changed from (none) to "jim-macbookpro"
Aug 11 10:37:02 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692622.4162] dns-mgr[0x55f727dcd250]: init: dns=default,systemd-resolved rc-manager=symlink
Aug 11 10:37:02 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692622.4166] manager[0x55f727e14040]: rfkill: Wi-Fi hardware radio set enabled
Aug 11 10:37:02 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692622.4166] manager[0x55f727e14040]: rfkill: WWAN hardware radio set enabled
Aug 11 10:37:02 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692622.4293] Loaded device plugin: NMOvsFactory (/usr/lib/NetworkManager/1.32.6-1/libnm-device-plugin-ovs.so)
Aug 11 10:37:02 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692622.4331] Loaded device plugin: NMWwanFactory (/usr/lib/NetworkManager/1.32.6-1/libnm-device-plugin-wwan.so)
Aug 11 10:37:02 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692622.4340] Loaded device plugin: NMAtmManager (/usr/lib/NetworkManager/1.32.6-1/libnm-device-plugin-adsl.so)
Aug 11 10:37:02 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692622.4441] Loaded device plugin: NMTeamFactory (/usr/lib/NetworkManager/1.32.6-1/libnm-device-plugin-team.so)
Aug 11 10:37:02 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692622.4453] Loaded device plugin: NMWifiFactory (/usr/lib/NetworkManager/1.32.6-1/libnm-device-plugin-wifi.so)
Aug 11 10:37:02 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692622.4475] Loaded device plugin: NMBluezManager (/usr/lib/NetworkManager/1.32.6-1/libnm-device-plugin-bluetooth.so)
Aug 11 10:37:02 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692622.4484] manager: rfkill: Wi-Fi enabled by radio killswitch; enabled by state file
Aug 11 10:37:02 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692622.4486] manager: rfkill: WWAN enabled by radio killswitch; enabled by state file
Aug 11 10:37:02 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692622.4488] manager: Networking is enabled by state file
Aug 11 10:37:02 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692622.4496] dhcp-init: Using DHCP client 'internal'
Aug 11 10:37:02 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692622.4503] settings: Loaded settings plugin: keyfile (internal)
Aug 11 10:37:02 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692622.4555] device (lo): carrier: link connected
Aug 11 10:37:02 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692622.4561] manager: (lo): new Generic device (/org/freedesktop/NetworkManager/Devices/1)
Aug 11 10:37:02 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692622.4589] manager: (enp2s0f0): new Ethernet device (/org/freedesktop/NetworkManager/Devices/2)
Aug 11 10:37:02 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692622.4625] settings: (enp2s0f0): created default wired connection 'Wired connection 1'
Aug 11 10:37:02 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692622.4641] device (enp2s0f0): state change: unmanaged -> unavailable (reason 'managed', sys-iface-state: 'external')
Aug 11 10:37:03 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692623.5066] ovsdb: Could not connect: No such file or directory
Aug 11 10:37:03 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692623.5066] ovsdb: disconnected from ovsdb
Aug 11 10:37:03 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692623.5248] modem-manager: ModemManager not available
Aug 11 10:37:03 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692623.5793] modem-manager: ModemManager now available
Aug 11 10:37:03 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692623.7891] manager: (wlan0): new 802.11 Wi-Fi device (/org/freedesktop/NetworkManager/Devices/3)
Aug 11 10:37:03 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692623.7951] rfkill0: found Wi-Fi radio killswitch (at /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1c.1/0000:03:00.0/ieee80211/phy0/rfkill0) (driver wl)
Aug 11 10:37:03 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692623.8175] device (wlan0): interface index 3 renamed iface from 'wlan0' to 'wlp3s0'
Aug 11 10:37:03 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692623.8311] device (wlp3s0): state change: unmanaged -> unavailable (reason 'managed', sys-iface-state: 'external')
Aug 11 10:37:03 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692623.8687] device (wlp3s0): set-hw-addr: set MAC address to 1E:DD:0C:02:29:A7 (scanning)
Aug 11 10:37:03 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692623.9404] device (wlp3s0): supplicant interface state: internal-starting -> disconnected
Aug 11 10:37:03 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692623.9405] device (wlp3s0): state change: unavailable -> disconnected (reason 'supplicant-available', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 10:37:11 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692631.5411] manager: startup complete
Aug 11 10:37:56 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692676.8961] policy: auto-activating connection 'NGJFA-5G' (fbe7deca-4576-40fa-b618-df765014676f)
Aug 11 10:37:56 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692676.8973] device (wlp3s0): Activation: starting connection 'NGJFA-5G' (fbe7deca-4576-40fa-b618-df765014676f)
Aug 11 10:37:56 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692676.8975] device (wlp3s0): state change: disconnected -> prepare (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 10:37:56 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692676.8985] manager: NetworkManager state is now CONNECTING
Aug 11 10:37:56 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692676.9003] device (wlp3s0): set-hw-addr: reset MAC address to E4:CE:8F:50:11:88 (preserve)
Aug 11 10:37:56 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692676.9006] device (wlp3s0): state change: prepare -> config (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 10:37:56 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692676.9012] device (wlp3s0): Activation: (wifi) access point 'NGJFA-5G' has security, but secrets are required.
Aug 11 10:37:56 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692676.9014] device (wlp3s0): state change: config -> need-auth (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 10:37:56 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692676.9017] sup-iface[e80696662c74d794,0,wlp3s0]: wps: type pbc start...
Aug 11 10:37:56 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <warn>  [1628692676.9069] device (wlp3s0): no secrets: No agents were available for this request.
Aug 11 10:37:56 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692676.9071] device (wlp3s0): state change: need-auth -> failed (reason 'no-secrets', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 10:37:56 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692676.9076] manager: NetworkManager state is now DISCONNECTED
Aug 11 10:37:56 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692676.9096] device (wlp3s0): set-hw-addr: set MAC address to FA:B8:56:3F:F8:62 (scanning)
Aug 11 10:37:56 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <warn>  [1628692676.9100] device (wlp3s0): Activation: failed for connection 'NGJFA-5G'
Aug 11 10:37:56 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692676.9104] device (wlp3s0): state change: failed -> disconnected (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 10:37:58 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692678.2832] agent-manager: agent[9a499fc8f8d18be9,:1.26/org.kde.plasma.networkmanagement/1000]: agent registered
Aug 11 10:38:00 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692680.6677] policy: auto-activating connection 'NGJFA-5G' (fbe7deca-4576-40fa-b618-df765014676f)
Aug 11 10:38:00 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692680.6692] device (wlp3s0): Activation: starting connection 'NGJFA-5G' (fbe7deca-4576-40fa-b618-df765014676f)
Aug 11 10:38:00 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692680.6693] device (wlp3s0): state change: disconnected -> prepare (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 10:38:00 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692680.6697] manager: NetworkManager state is now CONNECTING
Aug 11 10:38:00 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692680.6723] device (wlp3s0): set-hw-addr: reset MAC address to E4:CE:8F:50:11:88 (preserve)
Aug 11 10:38:00 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692680.6736] device (wlp3s0): state change: prepare -> config (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 10:38:00 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692680.6740] device (wlp3s0): Activation: (wifi) access point 'NGJFA-5G' has security, but secrets are required.
Aug 11 10:38:00 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692680.6740] device (wlp3s0): state change: config -> need-auth (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 10:38:00 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692680.6742] sup-iface[e80696662c74d794,0,wlp3s0]: wps: type pbc start...
Aug 11 10:38:00 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692680.6843] device (wlp3s0): supplicant interface state: disconnected -> inactive
Aug 11 10:38:00 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692680.7356] device (wlp3s0): state change: need-auth -> prepare (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 10:38:00 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692680.7360] device (wlp3s0): state change: prepare -> config (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 10:38:00 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692680.7364] device (wlp3s0): Activation: (wifi) connection 'NGJFA-5G' has security, and secrets exist.  No new secrets needed.
Aug 11 10:38:00 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692680.7364] Config: added 'ssid' value 'NGJFA-5G'
Aug 11 10:38:00 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692680.7364] Config: added 'scan_ssid' value '1'
Aug 11 10:38:00 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692680.7364] Config: added 'bgscan' value 'simple:30:-70:86400'
Aug 11 10:38:00 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692680.7365] Config: added 'key_mgmt' value 'WPA-PSK WPA-PSK-SHA256'
Aug 11 10:38:00 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692680.7365] Config: added 'auth_alg' value 'OPEN'
Aug 11 10:38:00 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692680.7365] Config: added 'psk' value '<hidden>'
Aug 11 10:38:26 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <warn>  [1628692706.1786] device (wlp3s0): Activation: (wifi) association took too long, failing activation
Aug 11 10:38:26 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692706.1787] device (wlp3s0): state change: config -> failed (reason 'ssid-not-found', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 10:38:26 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692706.1799] manager: NetworkManager state is now DISCONNECTED
Aug 11 10:38:26 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692706.1833] device (wlp3s0): set-hw-addr: set MAC address to E2:A5:FD:38:00:7A (scanning)
Aug 11 10:38:26 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <warn>  [1628692706.1847] device (wlp3s0): Activation: failed for connection 'NGJFA-5G'
Aug 11 10:38:26 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692706.1849] device (wlp3s0): supplicant interface state: inactive -> disconnected
Aug 11 10:38:26 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692706.1852] device (wlp3s0): state change: failed -> disconnected (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 10:38:26 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692706.1899] device (wlp3s0): supplicant interface state: disconnected -> inactive
Aug 11 10:38:29 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692709.9119] policy: auto-activating connection 'NGJFA-5G' (fbe7deca-4576-40fa-b618-df765014676f)
Aug 11 10:38:29 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692709.9132] device (wlp3s0): Activation: starting connection 'NGJFA-5G' (fbe7deca-4576-40fa-b618-df765014676f)
Aug 11 10:38:29 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692709.9133] device (wlp3s0): state change: disconnected -> prepare (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 10:38:29 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692709.9136] manager: NetworkManager state is now CONNECTING
Aug 11 10:38:29 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692709.9151] device (wlp3s0): set-hw-addr: reset MAC address to E4:CE:8F:50:11:88 (preserve)
Aug 11 10:38:29 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692709.9155] device (wlp3s0): state change: prepare -> config (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 10:38:29 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692709.9158] device (wlp3s0): Activation: (wifi) access point 'NGJFA-5G' has security, but secrets are required.
Aug 11 10:38:29 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692709.9159] device (wlp3s0): state change: config -> need-auth (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 10:38:29 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692709.9161] sup-iface[e80696662c74d794,0,wlp3s0]: wps: type pbc start...
Aug 11 10:38:29 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692709.9490] device (wlp3s0): supplicant interface state: inactive -> disconnected
Aug 11 10:38:29 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692709.9529] device (wlp3s0): supplicant interface state: disconnected -> inactive
Aug 11 10:38:29 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692709.9568] device (wlp3s0): state change: need-auth -> prepare (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 10:38:29 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692709.9577] device (wlp3s0): state change: prepare -> config (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 10:38:29 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692709.9584] device (wlp3s0): Activation: (wifi) connection 'NGJFA-5G' has security, and secrets exist.  No new secrets needed.
Aug 11 10:38:29 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692709.9585] Config: added 'ssid' value 'NGJFA-5G'
Aug 11 10:38:29 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692709.9585] Config: added 'scan_ssid' value '1'
Aug 11 10:38:29 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692709.9585] Config: added 'bgscan' value 'simple:30:-70:86400'
Aug 11 10:38:29 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692709.9585] Config: added 'key_mgmt' value 'WPA-PSK WPA-PSK-SHA256'
Aug 11 10:38:29 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692709.9586] Config: added 'auth_alg' value 'OPEN'
Aug 11 10:38:29 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692709.9586] Config: added 'psk' value '<hidden>'
Aug 11 10:38:55 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <warn>  [1628692735.1786] device (wlp3s0): Activation: (wifi) association took too long, failing activation
Aug 11 10:38:55 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692735.1788] device (wlp3s0): state change: config -> failed (reason 'ssid-not-found', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 10:38:55 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692735.1801] manager: NetworkManager state is now DISCONNECTED
Aug 11 10:38:55 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692735.1826] device (wlp3s0): set-hw-addr: set MAC address to 96:2D:26:12:07:30 (scanning)
Aug 11 10:38:55 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <warn>  [1628692735.1832] device (wlp3s0): Activation: failed for connection 'NGJFA-5G'
Aug 11 10:38:55 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692735.1834] device (wlp3s0): supplicant interface state: inactive -> disconnected
Aug 11 10:38:55 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692735.1837] device (wlp3s0): state change: failed -> disconnected (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 10:38:55 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692735.2168] device (wlp3s0): supplicant interface state: disconnected -> inactive
Aug 11 10:38:58 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692738.9257] policy: auto-activating connection 'NGJFA-5G' (fbe7deca-4576-40fa-b618-df765014676f)
Aug 11 10:38:58 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692738.9286] device (wlp3s0): Activation: starting connection 'NGJFA-5G' (fbe7deca-4576-40fa-b618-df765014676f)
Aug 11 10:38:58 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692738.9289] device (wlp3s0): state change: disconnected -> prepare (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 10:38:58 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692738.9299] manager: NetworkManager state is now CONNECTING
Aug 11 10:38:58 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692738.9335] device (wlp3s0): set-hw-addr: reset MAC address to E4:CE:8F:50:11:88 (preserve)
Aug 11 10:38:58 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692738.9345] device (wlp3s0): state change: prepare -> config (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 10:38:58 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692738.9357] device (wlp3s0): Activation: (wifi) access point 'NGJFA-5G' has security, but secrets are required.
Aug 11 10:38:58 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692738.9362] device (wlp3s0): state change: config -> need-auth (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 10:38:58 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692738.9368] sup-iface[e80696662c74d794,0,wlp3s0]: wps: type pbc start...
Aug 11 10:38:58 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692738.9567] device (wlp3s0): supplicant interface state: inactive -> disconnected
Aug 11 10:38:58 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692738.9617] device (wlp3s0): supplicant interface state: disconnected -> inactive
Aug 11 10:38:59 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692739.0033] device (wlp3s0): state change: need-auth -> prepare (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 10:38:59 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692739.0039] device (wlp3s0): state change: prepare -> config (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 10:38:59 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692739.0043] device (wlp3s0): Activation: (wifi) connection 'NGJFA-5G' has security, and secrets exist.  No new secrets needed.
Aug 11 10:38:59 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692739.0044] Config: added 'ssid' value 'NGJFA-5G'
Aug 11 10:38:59 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692739.0044] Config: added 'scan_ssid' value '1'
Aug 11 10:38:59 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692739.0044] Config: added 'bgscan' value 'simple:30:-70:86400'
Aug 11 10:38:59 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692739.0045] Config: added 'key_mgmt' value 'WPA-PSK WPA-PSK-SHA256'
Aug 11 10:38:59 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692739.0045] Config: added 'auth_alg' value 'OPEN'
Aug 11 10:38:59 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692739.0045] Config: added 'psk' value '<hidden>'
Aug 11 10:39:24 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <warn>  [1628692764.1790] device (wlp3s0): Activation: (wifi) association took too long, failing activation
Aug 11 10:39:24 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692764.1791] device (wlp3s0): state change: config -> failed (reason 'ssid-not-found', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 10:39:24 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692764.1799] manager: NetworkManager state is now DISCONNECTED
Aug 11 10:39:24 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692764.1819] device (wlp3s0): set-hw-addr: set MAC address to 8A:F8:08:31:08:AA (scanning)
Aug 11 10:39:24 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <warn>  [1628692764.1824] device (wlp3s0): Activation: failed for connection 'NGJFA-5G'
Aug 11 10:39:24 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692764.1825] device (wlp3s0): supplicant interface state: inactive -> disconnected
Aug 11 10:39:24 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692764.1828] device (wlp3s0): state change: failed -> disconnected (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 10:39:24 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692764.2401] device (wlp3s0): supplicant interface state: disconnected -> inactive
Aug 11 10:39:27 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692767.9447] policy: auto-activating connection 'NGJFA-5G' (fbe7deca-4576-40fa-b618-df765014676f)
Aug 11 10:39:27 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692767.9464] device (wlp3s0): Activation: starting connection 'NGJFA-5G' (fbe7deca-4576-40fa-b618-df765014676f)
Aug 11 10:39:27 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692767.9467] device (wlp3s0): state change: disconnected -> prepare (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 10:39:27 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692767.9477] manager: NetworkManager state is now CONNECTING
Aug 11 10:39:27 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692767.9488] device (wlp3s0): set-hw-addr: reset MAC address to E4:CE:8F:50:11:88 (preserve)
Aug 11 10:39:27 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692767.9496] device (wlp3s0): state change: prepare -> config (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 10:39:27 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692767.9501] device (wlp3s0): Activation: (wifi) access point 'NGJFA-5G' has security, but secrets are required.
Aug 11 10:39:27 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692767.9503] device (wlp3s0): state change: config -> need-auth (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 10:39:27 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692767.9506] sup-iface[e80696662c74d794,0,wlp3s0]: wps: type pbc start...
Aug 11 10:39:27 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692767.9756] device (wlp3s0): supplicant interface state: inactive -> disconnected
Aug 11 10:39:27 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692767.9781] device (wlp3s0): supplicant interface state: disconnected -> inactive
Aug 11 10:39:27 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692767.9943] device (wlp3s0): state change: need-auth -> prepare (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 10:39:27 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692767.9949] device (wlp3s0): state change: prepare -> config (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 10:39:27 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692767.9953] device (wlp3s0): Activation: (wifi) connection 'NGJFA-5G' has security, and secrets exist.  No new secrets needed.
Aug 11 10:39:27 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692767.9953] Config: added 'ssid' value 'NGJFA-5G'
Aug 11 10:39:27 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692767.9953] Config: added 'scan_ssid' value '1'
Aug 11 10:39:27 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692767.9953] Config: added 'bgscan' value 'simple:30:-70:86400'
Aug 11 10:39:27 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692767.9954] Config: added 'key_mgmt' value 'WPA-PSK WPA-PSK-SHA256'
Aug 11 10:39:27 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692767.9954] Config: added 'auth_alg' value 'OPEN'
Aug 11 10:39:27 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692767.9954] Config: added 'psk' value '<hidden>'
Aug 11 10:39:53 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <warn>  [1628692793.1788] device (wlp3s0): Activation: (wifi) association took too long, failing activation
Aug 11 10:39:53 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692793.1789] device (wlp3s0): state change: config -> failed (reason 'ssid-not-found', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 10:39:53 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692793.1803] manager: NetworkManager state is now DISCONNECTED
Aug 11 10:39:53 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692793.1856] device (wlp3s0): set-hw-addr: set MAC address to A6:D0:66:F7:5C:85 (scanning)
Aug 11 10:39:53 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <warn>  [1628692793.1884] device (wlp3s0): Activation: failed for connection 'NGJFA-5G'
Aug 11 10:39:53 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692793.1898] device (wlp3s0): supplicant interface state: inactive -> disconnected
Aug 11 10:39:53 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692793.1912] device (wlp3s0): state change: failed -> disconnected (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 10:39:53 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692793.2267] device (wlp3s0): supplicant interface state: disconnected -> inactive
Aug 11 10:39:56 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692796.9297] policy: auto-activating connection 'TP-Link_Guest_AF88_5G' (f934054a-4a38-4458-a244-2085d8792f40)
Aug 11 10:39:56 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692796.9301] device (wlp3s0): Activation: starting connection 'TP-Link_Guest_AF88_5G' (f934054a-4a38-4458-a244-2085d8792f40)
Aug 11 10:39:56 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692796.9303] device (wlp3s0): state change: disconnected -> prepare (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 10:39:56 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692796.9306] manager: NetworkManager state is now CONNECTING
Aug 11 10:39:56 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692796.9317] device (wlp3s0): set-hw-addr: reset MAC address to E4:CE:8F:50:11:88 (preserve)
Aug 11 10:39:56 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692796.9321] device (wlp3s0): state change: prepare -> config (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 10:39:56 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692796.9324] device (wlp3s0): Activation: (wifi) access point 'TP-Link_Guest_AF88_5G' has security, but secrets are required.
Aug 11 10:39:56 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692796.9324] device (wlp3s0): state change: config -> need-auth (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 10:39:56 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692796.9657] device (wlp3s0): state change: need-auth -> prepare (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 10:39:56 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692796.9663] device (wlp3s0): state change: prepare -> config (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 10:39:56 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692796.9667] device (wlp3s0): Activation: (wifi) connection 'TP-Link_Guest_AF88_5G' has security, and secrets exist.  No new secrets needed.
Aug 11 10:39:56 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692796.9667] Config: added 'ssid' value 'TP-Link_Guest_AF88_5G'
Aug 11 10:39:56 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692796.9667] Config: added 'scan_ssid' value '1'
Aug 11 10:39:56 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692796.9667] Config: added 'bgscan' value 'simple:30:-70:86400'
Aug 11 10:39:56 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692796.9668] Config: added 'key_mgmt' value 'WPA-PSK WPA-PSK-SHA256'
Aug 11 10:39:56 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692796.9668] Config: added 'auth_alg' value 'OPEN'
Aug 11 10:39:56 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692796.9668] Config: added 'psk' value '<hidden>'
Aug 11 10:39:56 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692796.9698] device (wlp3s0): supplicant interface state: inactive -> disconnected
Aug 11 10:39:56 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692796.9701] device (wlp3s0): supplicant interface state: disconnected -> inactive
Aug 11 10:40:22 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <warn>  [1628692822.1783] device (wlp3s0): Activation: (wifi) association took too long, failing activation
Aug 11 10:40:22 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692822.1784] device (wlp3s0): state change: config -> failed (reason 'ssid-not-found', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 10:40:22 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692822.1796] manager: NetworkManager state is now DISCONNECTED
Aug 11 10:40:22 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692822.1817] device (wlp3s0): set-hw-addr: set MAC address to 82:BB:2A:A5:B9:34 (scanning)
Aug 11 10:40:22 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <warn>  [1628692822.1826] device (wlp3s0): Activation: failed for connection 'TP-Link_Guest_AF88_5G'
Aug 11 10:40:22 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692822.1832] device (wlp3s0): state change: failed -> disconnected (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 10:40:22 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692822.1847] device (wlp3s0): supplicant interface state: inactive -> disconnected
Aug 11 10:40:22 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692822.2288] device (wlp3s0): supplicant interface state: disconnected -> inactive
Aug 11 10:40:25 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692825.9615] policy: auto-activating connection 'TP-Link_Guest_AF88_5G' (f934054a-4a38-4458-a244-2085d8792f40)
Aug 11 10:40:25 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692825.9637] device (wlp3s0): Activation: starting connection 'TP-Link_Guest_AF88_5G' (f934054a-4a38-4458-a244-2085d8792f40)
Aug 11 10:40:25 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692825.9641] device (wlp3s0): state change: disconnected -> prepare (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 10:40:25 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692825.9653] manager: NetworkManager state is now CONNECTING
Aug 11 10:40:25 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692825.9697] device (wlp3s0): set-hw-addr: reset MAC address to E4:CE:8F:50:11:88 (preserve)
Aug 11 10:40:25 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692825.9713] device (wlp3s0): state change: prepare -> config (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 10:40:25 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692825.9722] device (wlp3s0): Activation: (wifi) access point 'TP-Link_Guest_AF88_5G' has security, but secrets are required.
Aug 11 10:40:25 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692825.9723] device (wlp3s0): state change: config -> need-auth (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 10:40:25 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692825.9843] device (wlp3s0): supplicant interface state: inactive -> disconnected
Aug 11 10:40:25 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692825.9856] device (wlp3s0): supplicant interface state: disconnected -> inactive
Aug 11 10:40:26 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692826.0135] device (wlp3s0): state change: need-auth -> prepare (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 10:40:26 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692826.0139] device (wlp3s0): state change: prepare -> config (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 10:40:26 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692826.0143] device (wlp3s0): Activation: (wifi) connection 'TP-Link_Guest_AF88_5G' has security, and secrets exist.  No new secrets needed.
Aug 11 10:40:26 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692826.0143] Config: added 'ssid' value 'TP-Link_Guest_AF88_5G'
Aug 11 10:40:26 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692826.0143] Config: added 'scan_ssid' value '1'
Aug 11 10:40:26 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692826.0143] Config: added 'bgscan' value 'simple:30:-70:86400'
Aug 11 10:40:26 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692826.0143] Config: added 'key_mgmt' value 'WPA-PSK WPA-PSK-SHA256'
Aug 11 10:40:26 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692826.0144] Config: added 'auth_alg' value 'OPEN'
Aug 11 10:40:26 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692826.0144] Config: added 'psk' value '<hidden>'
Aug 11 10:40:51 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <warn>  [1628692851.1789] device (wlp3s0): Activation: (wifi) association took too long, failing activation
Aug 11 10:40:51 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692851.1790] device (wlp3s0): state change: config -> failed (reason 'ssid-not-found', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 10:40:51 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692851.1802] manager: NetworkManager state is now DISCONNECTED
Aug 11 10:40:51 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692851.1890] device (wlp3s0): set-hw-addr: set MAC address to 4E:C1:2A:92:7F:AD (scanning)
Aug 11 10:40:51 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <warn>  [1628692851.1910] device (wlp3s0): Activation: failed for connection 'TP-Link_Guest_AF88_5G'
Aug 11 10:40:51 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692851.1917] device (wlp3s0): supplicant interface state: inactive -> disconnected
Aug 11 10:40:51 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692851.1923] device (wlp3s0): state change: failed -> disconnected (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 10:40:51 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692851.2547] device (wlp3s0): supplicant interface state: disconnected -> inactive
Aug 11 10:40:54 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692854.9630] policy: auto-activating connection 'TP-Link_Guest_AF88_5G' (f934054a-4a38-4458-a244-2085d8792f40)
Aug 11 10:40:54 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692854.9643] device (wlp3s0): Activation: starting connection 'TP-Link_Guest_AF88_5G' (f934054a-4a38-4458-a244-2085d8792f40)
Aug 11 10:40:54 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692854.9655] device (wlp3s0): state change: disconnected -> prepare (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 10:40:54 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692854.9663] manager: NetworkManager state is now CONNECTING
Aug 11 10:40:54 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692854.9682] device (wlp3s0): set-hw-addr: reset MAC address to E4:CE:8F:50:11:88 (preserve)
Aug 11 10:40:54 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692854.9685] device (wlp3s0): state change: prepare -> config (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 10:40:54 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692854.9688] device (wlp3s0): Activation: (wifi) access point 'TP-Link_Guest_AF88_5G' has security, but secrets are required.
Aug 11 10:40:54 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692854.9688] device (wlp3s0): state change: config -> need-auth (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 10:40:54 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692854.9956] device (wlp3s0): supplicant interface state: inactive -> disconnected
Aug 11 10:40:55 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692855.0008] device (wlp3s0): supplicant interface state: disconnected -> inactive
Aug 11 10:40:55 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692855.0103] device (wlp3s0): state change: need-auth -> prepare (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 10:40:55 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692855.0107] device (wlp3s0): state change: prepare -> config (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 10:40:55 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692855.0112] device (wlp3s0): Activation: (wifi) connection 'TP-Link_Guest_AF88_5G' has security, and secrets exist.  No new secrets needed.
Aug 11 10:40:55 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692855.0113] Config: added 'ssid' value 'TP-Link_Guest_AF88_5G'
Aug 11 10:40:55 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692855.0113] Config: added 'scan_ssid' value '1'
Aug 11 10:40:55 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692855.0113] Config: added 'bgscan' value 'simple:30:-70:86400'
Aug 11 10:40:55 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692855.0113] Config: added 'key_mgmt' value 'WPA-PSK WPA-PSK-SHA256'
Aug 11 10:40:55 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692855.0113] Config: added 'auth_alg' value 'OPEN'
Aug 11 10:40:55 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692855.0113] Config: added 'psk' value '<hidden>'
Aug 11 10:41:20 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <warn>  [1628692880.1791] device (wlp3s0): Activation: (wifi) association took too long, failing activation
Aug 11 10:41:20 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692880.1792] device (wlp3s0): state change: config -> failed (reason 'ssid-not-found', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 10:41:20 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692880.1804] manager: NetworkManager state is now DISCONNECTED
Aug 11 10:41:20 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692880.1835] device (wlp3s0): set-hw-addr: set MAC address to E2:84:63:94:64:FE (scanning)
Aug 11 10:41:20 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <warn>  [1628692880.1858] device (wlp3s0): Activation: failed for connection 'TP-Link_Guest_AF88_5G'
Aug 11 10:41:20 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692880.1875] device (wlp3s0): state change: failed -> disconnected (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 10:41:20 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692880.1940] device (wlp3s0): supplicant interface state: inactive -> disconnected
Aug 11 10:41:20 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692880.2435] device (wlp3s0): supplicant interface state: disconnected -> inactive
Aug 11 10:41:23 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692883.9514] policy: auto-activating connection 'TP-Link_Guest_AF88_5G' (f934054a-4a38-4458-a244-2085d8792f40)
Aug 11 10:41:23 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692883.9528] device (wlp3s0): Activation: starting connection 'TP-Link_Guest_AF88_5G' (f934054a-4a38-4458-a244-2085d8792f40)
Aug 11 10:41:23 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692883.9531] device (wlp3s0): state change: disconnected -> prepare (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 10:41:23 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692883.9542] manager: NetworkManager state is now CONNECTING
Aug 11 10:41:23 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692883.9553] device (wlp3s0): set-hw-addr: reset MAC address to E4:CE:8F:50:11:88 (preserve)
Aug 11 10:41:23 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692883.9556] device (wlp3s0): state change: prepare -> config (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 10:41:23 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692883.9559] device (wlp3s0): Activation: (wifi) access point 'TP-Link_Guest_AF88_5G' has security, but secrets are required.
Aug 11 10:41:23 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692883.9559] device (wlp3s0): state change: config -> need-auth (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 10:41:23 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692883.9867] device (wlp3s0): supplicant interface state: inactive -> disconnected
Aug 11 10:41:23 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692883.9922] device (wlp3s0): supplicant interface state: disconnected -> inactive
Aug 11 10:41:23 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692883.9953] device (wlp3s0): state change: need-auth -> prepare (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 10:41:23 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692883.9957] device (wlp3s0): state change: prepare -> config (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 10:41:23 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692883.9960] device (wlp3s0): Activation: (wifi) connection 'TP-Link_Guest_AF88_5G' has security, and secrets exist.  No new secrets needed.
Aug 11 10:41:23 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692883.9960] Config: added 'ssid' value 'TP-Link_Guest_AF88_5G'
Aug 11 10:41:23 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692883.9961] Config: added 'scan_ssid' value '1'
Aug 11 10:41:23 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692883.9961] Config: added 'bgscan' value 'simple:30:-70:86400'
Aug 11 10:41:23 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692883.9961] Config: added 'key_mgmt' value 'WPA-PSK WPA-PSK-SHA256'
Aug 11 10:41:23 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692883.9961] Config: added 'auth_alg' value 'OPEN'
Aug 11 10:41:23 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692883.9961] Config: added 'psk' value '<hidden>'
Aug 11 10:41:28 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692888.0204] device (wlp3s0): supplicant interface state: inactive -> scanning
Aug 11 10:41:31 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692891.6998] device (wlp3s0): supplicant interface state: scanning -> associating
Aug 11 10:41:31 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692891.7942] device (wlp3s0): supplicant interface state: associating -> 4way_handshake
Aug 11 10:41:31 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692891.8027] device (wlp3s0): supplicant interface state: 4way_handshake -> completed
Aug 11 10:41:31 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692891.8028] device (wlp3s0): Activation: (wifi) Stage 2 of 5 (Device Configure) successful. Connected to wireless network "TP-Link_Guest_AF88_5G"
Aug 11 10:41:31 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692891.8030] device (wlp3s0): state change: config -> ip-config (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 10:41:31 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692891.8035] dhcp4 (wlp3s0): activation: beginning transaction (timeout in 45 seconds)
Aug 11 10:41:31 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692891.8219] dhcp4 (wlp3s0): state changed unknown -> bound, address=192.168.0.177
Aug 11 10:41:31 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692891.8233] device (wlp3s0): state change: ip-config -> ip-check (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 10:41:31 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692891.8364] device (wlp3s0): state change: ip-check -> secondaries (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 10:41:31 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692891.8367] device (wlp3s0): state change: secondaries -> activated (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
Aug 11 10:41:31 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692891.8373] manager: NetworkManager state is now CONNECTED_LOCAL
Aug 11 10:41:31 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692891.8381] manager: NetworkManager state is now CONNECTED_SITE
Aug 11 10:41:31 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692891.8382] policy: set 'TP-Link_Guest_AF88_5G' (wlp3s0) as default for IPv4 routing and DNS
Aug 11 10:41:31 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692891.8433] device (wlp3s0): Activation: successful, device activated.
Aug 11 10:41:35 jim-macbookpro NetworkManager[369]: <info>  [1628692895.1891] manager: NetworkManager state is now CONNECTED_GLOBAL

I would point you to this problem:

No 5GHz for BCM4360 (14e4:43a0) / BCM43602 (14e4:43ba) devices
Issue appears to be linked to a channel issue. Changing the wireless channel to a lower channel number (like 40 or, if your router show MHz instead of channel numbers, like 5200 MHz or 5280 MHz) seems to allow connection to 5GHz bands. If your router has the same SSID for the 2.4GHZ and 5GHZ, this can fix problems with your wireless connection being unstable or very slow.

https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/Broadcom_wireless#No_5GHz_for_BCM4360_(14e4:43a0)_/BCM43602(14e4:43ba)_devices

Maybe it effects your chip also…

However try to disable 5Ghz. Maybe it is stable then. If so, then you need to adjust the frequency.

I tried just having the 2.4GHz connecting and there was no change in stability. Sometimes it would connect and sometimes not.

Because this hardware is in an old Macbook Pro circa 2011, I use it to learn and play with Linux. So I don’t have issues with blowing away one distro and installing another to learn.

I have tested Kubuntu and Linux Mint 20. Both found and enabled the Broadcom 4331. Both of those are stable and connect on the first try after reboot. BTW, I’m in the same room at the AP/router.

Not sure it helps, but here is some lshw info on the wireless network under Kubuntu 21.04

 *-network
                description: Wireless interface
                product: BCM4331 802.11a/b/g/n
                vendor: Broadcom Inc. and subsidiaries
                physical id: 0
                bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
                logical name: wlp3s0
                version: 02
                serial: e4:ce:8f:50:11:88
                width: 64 bits
                clock: 33MHz
                capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
                configuration: broadcast=yes driver=wl0 driverversion=6.30.223.271 (r587334) ip=192.168.0.177 latency=0 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11
                resources: irq:17 memory:a0600000-a0603fff

screen capture of Kubuntu proprietary driver screen:

This could be also cause by mac randomization…

You could disable MAC address randomization in /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf and change it to have this lines:

[device]
wifi.scan-rand-mac-address=no

save it and then run from terminal:

systemctl restart NetvorkManager

https://blogs.gnome.org/lkundrak/2016/01/18/networkmanger-and-tracking-protection-in-wi-fi-networks/

That might be not enabled by default on ubuntu and older versions.

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You maybe on to something. I just checked my Kubuntu 21.04 installation and /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf looks like this:

[main]
plugins=ifupdown,keyfile

[ifupdown]
managed=false

[device]
wifi.scan-rand-mac-address=no

I’ll try again on Manjaro KDE and try disabling MAC randomization.

thanks again for helping.
P.S. I’ll also test this on Archlinux to see if it fixes it there.

That was it. I reinstalled Manjaro Plasma with open-source drivers connected to wired networking.

On first boot, I updated all, rebooted, installed kernel 5.13, then rebooted.
On next boot, I did:

sudo pacman -S base-devel git linux513-headers broadcom-wl-dkms

my /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf was empty except for comments. All I added was:

[device]
wifi.scan-rand-mac-address=no

I’ve rebooted and checked the logs 3 or so times and the WiFi connects the first try just like Kubuntu.
Thanks, I’ll mark this as solved.

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