Manjaro does not connect to WPA2/3 mixed WIFI network

Hello everyone,

I can’t get my laptop to connect to my WIFI when I use WPA2/3 instead of WPA/WPA2. It says “login / password required” but I entered the correct password. The network shows as WPA3 network but WPA/WPA2 Personal auth is automatically selected on first connect attempt. Changing to WPA3 Personal does not help. (This refers to the Gnome UI tool which is network manager AFAIK.)

Router is a Fritz Box 7490. It supports 2,4 and 5 Ghz but I use 2,4 Ghz because the laptop card does not support 5 Ghz. I have six devices in the network and no other issues. I use the router’s built-in DHCP.

System is Manjaro with Gnome, freshly installed a few days ago. All packages are up-to-date. Inxi output:

System:
  Kernel: 5.15.25-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.2.0
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.15-x86_64
    root=UUID=44dd243e-d487-47d4-974f-49931d9c53b5 rw quiet splash apparmor=1
    security=apparmor resume=UUID=e3c6833e-522e-4ca8-a229-85a94d611b4b
    udev.log_priority=3
  Desktop: GNOME 41.4 tk: GTK 3.24.31 wm: gnome-shell dm: GDM 41.3
    Distro: Manjaro Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: MEDION product: X681X v: N/A
    serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: MEDION model: X681X serial: <superuser required>
    BIOS: American Megatrends v: E16F2IM7 VER.10A date: 03/11/2011
Memory:
  RAM: total: 15.6 GiB used: 1.13 GiB (7.2%)
  RAM Report:
    permissions: Unable to run dmidecode. Root privileges required.
CPU:
  Info: model: Intel Core i7-2630QM bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Sandy Bridge
    family: 6 model-id: 0x2A (42) stepping: 7 microcode: 0x2F
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 4 tpc: 2 threads: 8 smt: enabled cache:
    L1: 256 KiB desc: d-4x32 KiB; i-4x32 KiB L2: 1024 KiB desc: 4x256 KiB
    L3: 6 MiB desc: 1x6 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 1257 high: 2664 min/max: 800/2900 scaling:
    driver: intel_cpufreq governor: schedutil cores: 1: 870 2: 2664 3: 1239
    4: 798 5: 798 6: 1458 7: 1106 8: 1125 bogomips: 31937
  Flags: acpi aes aperfmperf apic arat arch_perfmon avx bts clflush cmov
    constant_tsc cpuid cx16 cx8 de ds_cpl dtes64 dtherm dts epb 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: NVIDIA GF106M [GeForce GTX 460M] vendor: Micro-Star MSI
    driver: nvidia v: 390.147 alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm pcie: gen: 2
    speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 16 bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:0dd1 class-ID: 0300
  Display: x11 server: X.org v: 1.21.1.3 compositor: gnome-shell driver: X:
    loaded: nvidia gpu: nvidia display-ID: :1 screens: 1
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-size: <missing: xdpyinfo>
  Monitor-1: LVDS-0 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 142
    size: 344x193mm (13.5x7.6") diag: 394mm (15.5")
  OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GTX 460M/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 390.147
    direct render: Yes
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Family High Definition Audio
    vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
    chip-ID: 8086:1c20 class-ID: 0403
  Device-2: NVIDIA GF106 High Definition Audio vendor: Micro-Star MSI
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: gen: 2 speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 16
    bus-ID: 01:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:0be9 class-ID: 0403
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.15.25-1-MANJARO running: yes
  Sound Server-2: JACK v: 1.9.20 running: no
  Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: yes
  Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.47 running: no
Network:
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
    vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: r8169 v: kernel pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s
    lanes: 1 port: d000 bus-ID: 02:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200
  IF: enp2s0 state: down mac: <filter>
  Device-2: Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1030 [Rainbow Peak] driver: iwlwifi
    v: kernel pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 03:00.0
    chip-ID: 8086:008a class-ID: 0280
  IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: <filter>
  IP v4: <filter> type: dynamic noprefixroute scope: global
    broadcast: <filter>
  IP v6: <filter> type: dynamic noprefixroute scope: global
  IP v6: <filter> type: noprefixroute scope: link
  WAN IP: <filter>
Bluetooth:
  Message: No bluetooth data found.
Logical:
  Message: No logical block device data found.
RAID:
  Message: No RAID data found.
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 232.89 GiB used: 8.19 GiB (3.5%)
  SMART Message: Required tool smartctl not installed. Check --recommends
  ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Crucial model: CT250BX100SSD1
    size: 232.89 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
    type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: MU01 scheme: MBR
  Optical-1: /dev/sr0 vendor: HL-DT-ST model: BDDVDRW CT30N rev: WM01
    dev-links: cdrom
  Features: speed: 24 multisession: yes audio: yes dvd: yes
    rw: cd-r,cd-rw,dvd-r,dvd-ram state: running
Partition:
  ID-1: / raw-size: 35.15 GiB size: 34.3 GiB (97.58%) used: 8.19 GiB (23.9%)
    fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5 maj-min: 8:5 label: N/A
    uuid: 44dd243e-d487-47d4-974f-49931d9c53b5
Swap:
  Kernel: swappiness: 60 (default) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
  ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 1.95 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%)
    priority: -2 dev: /dev/sda6 maj-min: 8:6 label: N/A
    uuid: e3c6833e-522e-4ca8-a229-85a94d611b4b
Unmounted:
  ID-1: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1 size: 50 MiB fs: ntfs label: System-reserviert
    uuid: 243E18A13E186E54
  ID-2: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2 size: 195.21 GiB fs: ntfs label: N/A
    uuid: BA082979082935B3
  ID-3: /dev/sda3 maj-min: 8:3 size: 525 MiB fs: ntfs label: N/A
    uuid: 140C9CB30C9C90FA
  ID-4: /dev/sda4 maj-min: 8:4 size: 1 KiB fs: <superuser required>
    label: N/A uuid: N/A
USB:
  Hub-1: 1-0:1 info: Full speed or root hub ports: 2 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s
    chip-ID: 1d6b:0002 class-ID: 0900
  Hub-2: 1-1:2 info: Intel Integrated Rate Matching Hub ports: 6 rev: 2.0
    speed: 480 Mb/s chip-ID: 8087:0024 class-ID: 0900
  Device-1: 1-1.2:3 info: MSI steel series rgb keyboard type: HID
    driver: gt683r_led,usbhid interfaces: 1 rev: 1.1 speed: 12 Mb/s power: 2mA
    chip-ID: 1770:ff00 class-ID: 0300 serial: <filter>
  Hub-3: 2-0:1 info: Full speed or root hub ports: 2 rev: 2.0
    speed: 480 Mb/s chip-ID: 1d6b:0002 class-ID: 0900
  Hub-4: 2-1:2 info: Intel Integrated Rate Matching Hub ports: 8 rev: 2.0
    speed: 480 Mb/s chip-ID: 8087:0024 class-ID: 0900
  Device-1: 2-1.2:3 info: Realtek RTS5139 Card Reader Controller
    type: <vendor specific> driver: rtsx_usb,rtsx_usb_ms,rtsx_usb_sdmmc
    interfaces: 1 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s power: 500mA chip-ID: 0bda:0139
    class-ID: ff00 serial: <filter>
  Hub-5: 3-0:1 info: Hi-speed hub with single TT ports: 2 rev: 2.0
    speed: 480 Mb/s chip-ID: 1d6b:0002 class-ID: 0900
  Hub-6: 4-0:1 info: Super-speed hub ports: 2 rev: 3.0 speed: 5 Gb/s
    chip-ID: 1d6b:0003 class-ID: 0900
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 29.8 C mobo: 27.8 C gpu: nvidia temp: 45 C
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info:
  Processes: 227 Uptime: 11m wakeups: 1 Init: systemd v: 250 tool: systemctl
  Compilers: gcc: 11.2.0 clang: 13.0.1 Packages: pacman: 1127 lib: 293
  flatpak: 0 Shell: Zsh v: 5.8.1 running-in: gnome-terminal inxi: 3.3.13

The wireless connection works when I set the router to use WPA/WPA2. The Windows 10 on the same laptop connects to both WPA/WPA2 and WPA2/3. Since I have no experience with Intel cards, I did not try to install any drivers.

I am soon going to move to a place where I can’t configure the router so I’d like to be prepared to use WPA3 networks. Thanks in advance.

I have the same problem when trying to connect to my WiFi I am asked for a password but the connection keeps failing. The problem does not seem to be completely unknown.

I just switched from MXLinux to Manjaro today. With MXLinux the WiFi connection worked. :frowning:

Whatever MXLinux does or has differently on this point… there seems to be a solution for this. I have only unfortunately no idea where to start here.

No idea if this was the right approach, but I can now connect to my WiFi :sweat_smile:

I also found a link to this Wiki entry among many similar error descriptions:
Network configuration/Wireless - ArchWiki […] You can authenticate to WPA2 Personal networks using wpa_supplicant or iwd […]

journalctl always just showed me that wpa_supplicant can’t connect, so I installed the two packages iwd and networkmanager-iwd-overlay.

After a reboot the connection worked.

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