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I recently pulled an old (around 7 years old) laptop out of storage with the idea of setting it up as a lightweight home server. I decided to run a minimal headless install of CentOS 6.5 on it, since most of the machines I use at work run RHEL 6. Wired connections to the laptop work just fine out of the box. However, since the laptop also has a wireless card, I decided to see if I could get a wireless driver installed, which would provide some extra flexibility and allow me to set up the "server" further away from the wireless router in my apartment. The wireless card is a Broadcom BCM4321. This particular card requires proprietary drivers. In the past, I had desktop installations of Ubuntu and Debian on this laptop, and I was able to install and use wireless drivers without trouble. To install the driver on CentOS, I followed the instructions on this page, making sure to build with the wext wireless extensions: http://elrepo.org/tiki/wl-kmod

As far as I can tell, the kernel module built and installed just fine. For some reason, udev has decided to name the interface eth1 instead of wlan0, but that's fine for now. I can change that later.

Here is the problem: I can connect to unsecured wireless networks, but I cannot connect to WPA-PSK secured wireless networks.

I can use iwlist eth1 scanning to list available wireless networks. If I allow connections to unsecured networks in /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf, I can connect to unsecured networks. I used wpa_passphrase mywlan mypassword > /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf to generate a configuration and PSK for my wireless network (and I had the router's admin page up in a web browser on another computer to be certain that I had the right SSID and password and that the router allowed WPA-PSK authentication).

Here is what I get when I try to connect to a wireless network with wpa_supplicant. This is the normal level of verbosity:

[jay@rivendell ~]$ sudo wpa_supplicant -ieth1 -c/etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf -Dwext
ioctl[SIOCGIWSCAN]: Invalid argument
Trying to associate with 00:26:f2:91:92:18 (SSID='mywlan' freq=2432 MHz)
ioctl[SIOCSIWAP]: Device or resource busy
Association request to the driver failed
Authentication with 00:26:f2:91:92:18 timed out.

And this is the extra-verbose output:

[jay@rivendell ~]$ sudo wpa_supplicant -ieth1 -c/etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf -Dwext -dd
ioctl[SIOCGIWSCAN]: Invalid argument
Initializing interface 'eth1' conf '/etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf' driver 'wext' ctrl_interface 'N/A' bridge 'N/A'
Configuration file '/etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf' -> '/etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf'
Reading configuration file '/etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf'
ctrl_interface='/var/run/wpa_supplicant'
ctrl_interface_group='wheel'
Line: 3 - start of a new network block
ssid - hexdump_ascii(len=9):
     68 65 6e 64 72 65 6e 63 73                        mywlan       
PSK (ASCII passphrase) - hexdump_ascii(len=8): [REMOVED]
PSK (from passphrase) - hexdump(len=32): [REMOVED]
Line: 7 - start of a new network block
ssid - hexdump_ascii(len=9):
     68 65 6e 64 72 65 6e 63 73                        mywlan       
scan_ssid=1 (0x1)
key_mgmt: 0x2
PSK (ASCII passphrase) - hexdump_ascii(len=8): [REMOVED]
PSK (from passphrase) - hexdump(len=32): [REMOVED]
Line: 13 - start of a new network block
ssid - hexdump_ascii(len=9):
     68 65 6e 64 72 65 6e 63 73                        mywlan       
scan_ssid=1 (0x1)
key_mgmt: 0x2
PSK - hexdump(len=32): [REMOVED]
Line: 19 - start of a new network block
ssid - hexdump_ascii(len=9):
     68 65 6e 64 72 65 6e 63 73                        mywlan       
PSK - hexdump(len=32): [REMOVED]
Priority group 0
   id=0 ssid='mywlan'
   id=1 ssid='mywlan'
   id=2 ssid='mywlan'
   id=3 ssid='mywlan'
SIOCGIWRANGE: WE(compiled)=22 WE(source)=19 enc_capa=0xf
  capabilities: key_mgmt 0xf enc 0xf flags 0x0
netlink: Operstate: linkmode=1, operstate=5
Own MAC address: 00:16:cf:a8:ae:27
wpa_driver_wext_set_key: alg=0 key_idx=0 set_tx=0 seq_len=0 key_len=0
wpa_driver_wext_set_key: alg=0 key_idx=1 set_tx=0 seq_len=0 key_len=0
wpa_driver_wext_set_key: alg=0 key_idx=2 set_tx=0 seq_len=0 key_len=0
wpa_driver_wext_set_key: alg=0 key_idx=3 set_tx=0 seq_len=0 key_len=0
wpa_driver_wext_set_countermeasures
RSN: flushing PMKID list in the driver
Setting scan request: 0 sec 100000 usec
WPS: UUID based on MAC address - hexdump(len=16): c8 3a 43 ee 7b 95 56 86 8d f2 d4 ea 69 41 5f f8
EAPOL: SUPP_PAE entering state DISCONNECTED
EAPOL: Supplicant port status: Unauthorized
EAPOL: KEY_RX entering state NO_KEY_RECEIVE
EAPOL: SUPP_BE entering state INITIALIZE
EAP: EAP entering state DISABLED
EAPOL: Supplicant port status: Unauthorized
EAPOL: Supplicant port status: Unauthorized
ctrl_interface_group=10 (from group name 'wheel')
Added interface eth1
RTM_NEWLINK: operstate=0 ifi_flags=0x1002 ()
RTM_NEWLINK, IFLA_IFNAME: Interface 'eth1' added
RTM_NEWLINK: operstate=0 ifi_flags=0x11043 ([UP][RUNNING][LOWER_UP])
RTM_NEWLINK, IFLA_IFNAME: Interface 'eth1' added
RTM_NEWLINK: operstate=0 ifi_flags=0x11043 ([UP][RUNNING][LOWER_UP])
RTM_NEWLINK, IFLA_IFNAME: Interface 'eth1' added
Wireless event: cmd=0x8b06 len=12
RTM_NEWLINK: operstate=0 ifi_flags=0x11043 ([UP][RUNNING][LOWER_UP])
RTM_NEWLINK, IFLA_IFNAME: Interface 'eth1' added
Wireless event: cmd=0x8b1a len=48
RTM_NEWLINK: operstate=0 ifi_flags=0x11003 ([UP][LOWER_UP])
RTM_NEWLINK, IFLA_IFNAME: Interface 'eth1' added
State: DISCONNECTED -> SCANNING
Scan SSID - hexdump_ascii(len=9):
     68 65 6e 64 72 65 6e 63 73                        mywlan       
Starting AP scan for specific SSID(s)
Scan requested (ret=0) - scan timeout 5 seconds
EAPOL: disable timer tick
EAPOL: Supplicant port status: Unauthorized
RTM_NEWLINK: operstate=0 ifi_flags=0x11003 ([UP][LOWER_UP])
RTM_NEWLINK, IFLA_IFNAME: Interface 'eth1' added
Wireless event: cmd=0x8c02 len=37
WEXT: Custom wireless event: 'Conn NoNetworks 03 00'
Scan timeout - try to get results
Failed to get scan results
Failed to get scan results - try scanning again
Setting scan request: 1 sec 0 usec
Scan SSID - hexdump_ascii(len=9):
     68 65 6e 64 72 65 6e 63 73                        mywlan       
Starting AP scan for specific SSID(s)
Scan requested (ret=0) - scan timeout 5 seconds
RTM_NEWLINK: operstate=0 ifi_flags=0x11003 ([UP][LOWER_UP])
RTM_NEWLINK, IFLA_IFNAME: Interface 'eth1' added
Wireless event: cmd=0x8b19 len=16
Received 438 bytes of scan results (1 BSSes)
BSS: Start scan resulioctl[SIOCSIWAP]: Device or resource busy
t update 1
BSS: Add new id 0 BSSID 00:26:f2:91:92:18 SSID 'mywlan'
New scan results available
WPS: attr type=0x104a len=1
WPS: attr type=0x1044 len=1
WPS: attr type=0x103b len=1
WPS: attr type=0x1047 len=16
WPS: attr type=0x1021 len=4
WPS: attr type=0x1023 len=9
WPS: attr type=0x1024 len=1
WPS: attr type=0x1042 len=4
WPS: attr type=0x1054 len=8
WPS: attr type=0x1011 len=25
WPS: attr type=0x1008 len=2
WPS: attr type=0x103c len=1
WPS: attr type=0x104a len=1
WPS: attr type=0x1044 len=1
WPS: attr type=0x103b len=1
WPS: attr type=0x1047 len=16
WPS: attr type=0x1021 len=4
WPS: attr type=0x1023 len=9
WPS: attr type=0x1024 len=1
WPS: attr type=0x1042 len=4
WPS: attr type=0x1054 len=8
WPS: attr type=0x1011 len=25
WPS: attr type=0x1008 len=2
WPS: attr type=0x103c len=1
Selecting BSS from priority group 0
Try to find WPA-enabled AP
0: 00:26:f2:91:92:18 ssid='mywlan' wpa_ie_len=26 rsn_ie_len=24 caps=0x11
   selected based on RSN IE
   selected WPA AP 00:26:f2:91:92:18 ssid='mywlan'
Request association: reassociate: 0  selected: 00:26:f2:91:92:18  bssid: 00:00:00:00:00:00  pending: 00:00:00:00:00:00  wpa_state: SCANNING
Trying to associate with 00:26:f2:91:92:18 (SSID='mywlan' freq=2432 MHz)
Cancelling scan request
WPA: clearing own WPA/RSN IE
Automatic auth_alg selection: 0x1
RSN: PMKSA cache search - network_ctx=(nil) try_opportunistic=0
RSN: Search for BSSID 00:26:f2:91:92:18
RSN: No PMKSA cache entry found
RSN: using IEEE 802.11i/D9.0
WPA: Selected cipher suites: group 8 pairwise 24 key_mgmt 2 proto 2
WPA: set AP WPA IE - hexdump(len=28): dd 1a 00 50 f2 01 01 00 00 50 f2 02 02 00 00 50 f2 04 00 50 f2 02 01 00 00 50 f2 02
WPA: set AP RSN IE - hexdump(len=26): 30 18 01 00 00 0f ac 02 02 00 00 0f ac 04 00 0f ac 02 01 00 00 0f ac 02 00 00
WPA: using GTK TKIP
WPA: using PTK CCMP
WPA: using KEY_MGMT WPA-PSK
WPA: Set own WPA IE default - hexdump(len=22): 30 14 01 00 00 0f ac 02 01 00 00 0f ac 04 01 00 00 0f ac 02 00 00
No keys have been configured - skip key clearing
State: SCANNING -> ASSOCIATING
wpa_driver_wext_set_operstate: operstate 0->0 (DORMANT)
netlink: Operstate: linkmode=-1, operstate=5
wpa_driver_wext_associate
wpa_driver_wext_set_drop_unencrypted
wpa_driver_wext_set_psk
Association request to the driver failed
Setting authentication timeout: 10 sec 0 usec
EAPOL: External notification - EAP success=0
EAPOL: Supplicant port status: Unauthorized
EAPOL: External notification - EAP fail=0
EAPOL: Supplicant port status: Unauthorized
EAPOL: External notification - portControl=Auto
EAPOL: Supplicant port status: Unauthorized
RTM_NEWLINK: operstate=0 ifi_flags=0x11003 ([UP][LOWER_UP])
RTM_NEWLINK, IFLA_IFNAME: Interface 'eth1' added
Wireless event: cmd=0x8b06 len=12
RTM_NEWLINK: operstate=0 ifi_flags=0x11003 ([UP][LOWER_UP])
RTM_NEWLINK, IFLA_IFNAME: Interface 'eth1' added
Wireless event: cmd=0x8b04 len=16
RTM_NEWLINK: operstate=0 ifi_flags=0x11003 ([UP][LOWER_UP])
RTM_NEWLINK, IFLA_IFNAME: Interface 'eth1' added
Wireless event: cmd=0x8b1a len=25
RTM_NEWLINK: operstate=0 ifi_flags=0x11003 ([UP][LOWER_UP])
RTM_NEWLINK, IFLA_IFNAME: Interface 'eth1' added
Wireless event: cmd=0x8c02 len=41
WEXT: Custom wireless event: 'Conn EncrypMismatch 00 01'
RTM_NEWLINK: operstate=0 ifi_flags=0x11003 ([UP][LOWER_UP])
RTM_NEWLINK, IFLA_IFNAME: Interface 'eth1' added
Wireless event: cmd=0x8c02 len=41
WEXT: Custom wireless event: 'Conn ConfigMismatch 01 00'
Authentication with 00:26:f2:91:92:18 timed out.
Added BSSID 00:26:f2:91:92:18 into blacklist
No keys have been configured - skip key clearing
State: ASSOCIATING -> DISCONNECTED
wpa_driver_wext_set_operstate: operstate 0->0 (DORMANT)
netlink: Operstate: linkmode=-1, operstate=5
EAPOL: External notification - portEnabled=0
EAPOL: Supplicant port status: Unauthorized
EAPOL: External notification - portValid=0
EAPOL: Supplicant port status: Unauthorized
EAPOL: External notification - EAP success=0
EAPOL: Supplicant port status: Unauthorized
Setting scan request: 0 sec 0 usec
State: DISCONNECTED -> SCANNING
Starting AP scan for wildcard SSID
Scan requested (ret=0) - scan timeout 30 seconds
Rioctl[SIOCSIWAP]: Device or resource busy
TM_NEWLINK: operstate=0 ifi_flags=0x11003 ([UP][LOWER_UP])
RTM_NEWLINK, IFLA_IFNAME: Interface 'eth1' added
Wireless event: cmd=0x8b19 len=16
Scan results did not fit - trying larger buffer (8192 bytes)
Received 3831 bytes of scan results (10 BSSes)
BSS: Start scan result update 2
BSS: Add new id 1 BSSID 08:86:3b:39:04:58 SSID '<redacted wlan name>'
BSS: Add new id 2 BSSID 40:8b:07:65:cc:94 SSID '<redacted wlan name>'
BSS: Add new id 3 BSSID b8:8d:12:61:14:97 SSID '<redacted wlan name>'
BSS: Add new id 4 BSSID a8:39:44:5c:cd:50 SSID '<redacted wlan name>'
BSS: Add new id 5 BSSID d8:9d:67:ec:e5:45 SSID '<redacted wlan name>'
BSS: Add new id 6 BSSID f8:ed:a5:72:c1:b0 SSID '<redacted wlan name>'
BSS: Add new id 7 BSSID 20:4e:7f:6d:11:73 SSID '<redacted wlan name>'
BSS: Add new id 8 BSSID c4:01:7c:00:be:f9 SSID '<redacted wlan name>'
BSS: Add new id 9 BSSID b8:3e:59:61:07:1b SSID '<redacted wlan name>'
New scan results available
WPS: attr type=0x104a len=1
WPS: attr type=0x1044 len=1
WPS: attr type=0x103b len=1
WPS: attr type=0x1047 len=16
WPS: attr type=0x1021 len=4
WPS: attr type=0x1023 len=9
WPS: attr type=0x1024 len=1
WPS: attr type=0x1042 len=4
WPS: attr type=0x1054 len=8
WPS: attr type=0x1011 len=25
WPS: attr type=0x1008 len=2
WPS: attr type=0x103c len=1
WPS: attr type=0x104a len=1
WPS: attr type=0x1044 len=1
WPS: attr type=0x103b len=1
WPS: attr type=0x1047 len=16
WPS: attr type=0x1021 len=4
WPS: attr type=0x1023 len=9
WPS: attr type=0x1024 len=1
WPS: attr type=0x1042 len=4
WPS: attr type=0x1054 len=8
WPS: attr type=0x1011 len=25
WPS: attr type=0x1008 len=2
WPS: attr type=0x103c len=1
Selecting BSS from priority group 0
Try to find WPA-enabled AP
0: 00:26:f2:91:92:18 ssid='mywlan' wpa_ie_len=26 rsn_ie_len=24 caps=0x11
   selected based on RSN IE
   selected WPA AP 00:26:f2:91:92:18 ssid='mywlan'
Request association: reassociate: 1  selected: 00:26:f2:91:92:18  bssid: 00:00:00:00:00:00  pending: 00:00:00:00:00:00  wpa_state: SCANNING
Trying to associate with 00:26:f2:91:92:18 (SSID='mywlan' freq=2432 MHz)
Cancelling scan request
WPA: clearing own WPA/RSN IE
Automatic auth_alg selection: 0x1
RSN: PMKSA cache search - network_ctx=(nil) try_opportunistic=0
RSN: Search for BSSID 00:26:f2:91:92:18
RSN: No PMKSA cache entry found
RSN: using IEEE 802.11i/D9.0
WPA: Selected cipher suites: group 8 pairwise 24 key_mgmt 2 proto 2
WPA: set AP WPA IE - hexdump(len=28): dd 1a 00 50 f2 01 01 00 00 50 f2 02 02 00 00 50 f2 04 00 50 f2 02 01 00 00 50 f2 02
WPA: set AP RSN IE - hexdump(len=26): 30 18 01 00 00 0f ac 02 02 00 00 0f ac 04 00 0f ac 02 01 00 00 0f ac 02 00 00
WPA: using GTK TKIP
WPA: using PTK CCMP
WPA: using KEY_MGMT WPA-PSK
WPA: Set own WPA IE default - hexdump(len=22): 30 14 01 00 00 0f ac 02 01 00 00 0f ac 04 01 00 00 0f ac 02 00 00
No keys have been configured - skip key clearing
State: SCANNING -> ASSOCIATING
wpa_driver_wext_set_operstate: operstate 0->0 (DORMANT)
netlink: Operstate: linkmode=-1, operstate=5
wpa_driver_wext_associate
wpa_driver_wext_set_drop_unencrypted
wpa_driver_wext_set_psk
Association request to the driver failed
Setting authentication timeout: 10 sec 0 usec
EAPOL: External notification - EAP success=0
EAPOL: Supplicant port status: Unauthorized
EAPOL: External notification - EAP fail=0
EAPOL: Supplicant port status: Unauthorized
EAPOL: External notification - portControl=Auto
EAPOL: Supplicant port status: Unauthorized
RTM_NEWLINK: operstate=0 ifi_flags=0x11003 ([UP][LOWER_UP])
RTM_NEWLINK, IFLA_IFNAME: Interface 'eth1' added
Wireless event: cmd=0x8b06 len=12
RTM_NEWLINK: operstate=0 ifi_flags=0x11003 ([UP][LOWER_UP])
RTM_NEWLINK, IFLA_IFNAME: Interface 'eth1' added
Wireless event: cmd=0x8b04 len=16
RTM_NEWLINK: operstate=0 ifi_flags=0x11003 ([UP][LOWER_UP])
RTM_NEWLINK, IFLA_IFNAME: Interface 'eth1' added
Wireless event: cmd=0x8b1a len=25
RTM_NEWLINK: operstate=0 ifi_flags=0x11003 ([UP][LOWER_UP])
RTM_NEWLINK, IFLA_IFNAME: Interface 'eth1' added
Wireless event: cmd=0x8c02 len=41
WEXT: Custom wireless event: 'Conn EncrypMismatch 00 01'
RTM_NEWLINK: operstate=0 ifi_flags=0x11003 ([UP][LOWER_UP])
RTM_NEWLINK, IFLA_IFNAME: Interface 'eth1' addedioctl[SIOCSIWAP]: Device or resource busy

Wireless event: cmd=0x8c02 len=41
WEXT: Custom wireless event: 'Conn ConfigMismatch 01 00'
Authentication with 00:26:f2:91:92:18 timed out.
BSSID 00:26:f2:91:92:18 blacklist count incremented to 2
No keys have been configured - skip key clearing
State: ASSOCIATING -> DISCONNECTED
wpa_driver_wext_set_operstate: operstate 0->0 (DORMANT)
netlink: Operstate: linkmode=-1, operstate=5
EAPOL: External notification - portEnabled=0
EAPOL: Supplicant port status: Unauthorized
EAPOL: External notification - portValid=0
EAPOL: Supplicant port status: Unauthorized
EAPOL: External notification - EAP success=0
EAPOL: Supplicant port status: Unauthorized
Setting scan request: 0 sec 0 usec
State: DISCONNECTED -> SCANNING
Scan SSID - hexdump_ascii(len=9):
     68 65 6e 64 72 65 6e 63 73                        mywlan       
Starting AP scan for specific SSID(s)
Scan requested (ret=0) - scan timeout 30 seconds
RTM_NEWLINK: operstate=0 ifi_flags=0x11003 ([UP][LOWER_UP])
RTM_NEWLINK, IFLA_IFNAME: Interface 'eth1' added
Wireless event: cmd=0x8b19 len=16
Received 438 bytes of scan results (1 BSSes)
BSS: Start scan result update 3
New scan results available
WPS: attr type=0x104a len=1
WPS: attr type=0x1044 len=1
WPS: attr type=0x103b len=1
WPS: attr type=0x1047 len=16
WPS: attr type=0x1021 len=20
WPS: attr type=0x1023 len=29
WPS: attr type=0x1024 len=7
WPS: attr type=0x1042 len=14
WPS: attr type=0x1054 len=8
WPS: attr type=0x1011 len=29
WPS: attr type=0x1008 len=2
WPS: attr type=0x103c len=1
WPS: attr type=0x104a len=1
WPS: attr type=0x1044 len=1
WPS: attr type=0x103b len=1
WPS: attr type=0x1047 len=16
WPS: attr type=0x1021 len=20
WPS: attr type=0x1023 len=29
WPS: attr type=0x1024 len=7
WPS: attr type=0x1042 len=14
WPS: attr type=0x1054 len=8
WPS: attr type=0x1011 len=29
WPS: attr type=0x1008 len=2
WPS: attr type=0x103c len=1
Selecting BSS from priority group 0
Try to find WPA-enabled AP
0: 00:26:f2:91:92:18 ssid='mywlan' wpa_ie_len=26 rsn_ie_len=24 caps=0x11
   skip - blacklisted (count=2 limit=1)
Try to find non-WPA AP
0: 00:26:f2:91:92:18 ssid='mywlan' wpa_ie_len=26 rsn_ie_len=24 caps=0x11
   skip - blacklisted
No APs found - clear blacklist and try again
Removed BSSID 00:26:f2:91:92:18 from blacklist (clear)
Selecting BSS from priority group 0
Try to find WPA-enabled AP
0: 00:26:f2:91:92:18 ssid='mywlan' wpa_ie_len=26 rsn_ie_len=24 caps=0x11
   selected based on RSN IE
   selected WPA AP 00:26:f2:91:92:18 ssid='mywlan'
Request association: reassociate: 1  selected: 00:26:f2:91:92:18  bssid: 00:00:00:00:00:00  pending: 00:00:00:00:00:00  wpa_state: SCANNING
Trying to associate with 00:26:f2:91:92:18 (SSID='mywlan' freq=2432 MHz)
Cancelling scan request
WPA: clearing own WPA/RSN IE
Automatic auth_alg selection: 0x1
RSN: PMKSA cache search - network_ctx=(nil) try_opportunistic=0
RSN: Search for BSSID 00:26:f2:91:92:18
RSN: No PMKSA cache entry found
RSN: using IEEE 802.11i/D9.0
WPA: Selected cipher suites: group 8 pairwise 24 key_mgmt 2 proto 2
WPA: set AP WPA IE - hexdump(len=28): dd 1a 00 50 f2 01 01 00 00 50 f2 02 02 00 00 50 f2 04 00 50 f2 02 01 00 00 50 f2 02
WPA: set AP RSN IE - hexdump(len=26): 30 18 01 00 00 0f ac 02 02 00 00 0f ac 04 00 0f ac 02 01 00 00 0f ac 02 00 00
WPA: using GTK TKIP
WPA: using PTK CCMP
WPA: using KEY_MGMT WPA-PSK
WPA: Set own WPA IE default - hexdump(len=22): 30 14 01 00 00 0f ac 02 01 00 00 0f ac 04 01 00 00 0f ac 02 00 00
No keys have been configured - skip key clearing
State: SCANNING -> ASSOCIATING
wpa_driver_wext_set_operstate: operstate 0->0 (DORMANT)
netlink: Operstate: linkmode=-1, operstate=5
wpa_driver_wext_associate
wpa_driver_wext_set_drop_unencrypted
wpa_driver_wext_set_psk
Association request to the driver failed
Setting authentication timeout: 10 sec 0 usec
EAPOL: External notification - EAP success=0
EAPOL: Supplicant port status: Unauthorized
EAPOL: External notification - EAP fail=0
EAPOL: Supplicant port status: Unauthorized
EAPOL: External notification - portControl=Auto
EAPOL: Supplicant port status: Unauthorized
RTM_NEWLINK: operstate=0 ifi_flags=0x11003 ([UP][LOWER_UP])
RTM_NEWLINK, IFLA_IFNAME: Interface 'eth1' added
Wireless event: cmd=0x8b06 len=12
RTM_NEWLINK: operstate=0 ifi_flags=0x11003 ([UP][LOWER_UP])
RTM_NEWLINK, IFLA_IFNAME: Interface 'eth1' added
Wireless event: cmd=0x8b04 len=16
RTM_NEWLINK: operstate=0 ifi_flags=0x11003 ([UP][LOWER_UP])
RTM_NEWLINK, IFLA_IFNAME: Interface 'eth1' added
Wireless event: cmd=0x8b1a len=25
RTM_NEWLINK: operstate=0 ifi_flags=0x11003 ([UP][LOWER_UP])
RTM_NEWLINK, IFLA_IFNAME: Interface 'eth1' added
Wireless event: cmd=0x8c02 len=41
WEXT: Custom wireless event: 'Conn EncrypMismatch 00 01'
RTM_NEWLINK: operstate=0 ifi_flags=0x11003 ([UP][LOWER_UP])
RTM_NEWLINK, IFLA_IFNAME: Interface 'eth1' added
Wireless event: cmd=0x8c02 len=41
WEXT: Custom wireless event: 'Conn ConfigMismatch 01 00'
CTRL-EVENT-TERMINATING - signal 2 received
Removing interface eth1
No keys have been configured - skip key clearing
State: ASSOCIATING -> DISCONNECTED
wpa_driver_wext_set_operstate: operstate 0->0 (DORMANT)
netlink: Operstate: linkmode=-1, operstate=5
EAPOL: External notification - portEnabled=0
EAPOL: Supplicant port status: Unauthorized
EAPOL: External notification - portValid=0
EAPOL: Supplicant port status: Unauthorized
EAPOL: External notification - EAP success=0
EAPOL: Supplicant port status: Unauthorized
wpa_driver_wext_set_countermeasures
No keys have been configured - skip key clearing
BSS: Remove id 1 BSSID 08:86:3b:39:04:58 SSID '<redacted wlan name>'
BSS: Remove id 2 BSSID 40:8b:07:65:cc:94 SSID '<redacted wlan name>'
BSS: Remove id 3 BSSID b8:8d:12:61:14:97 SSID '<redacted wlan name>'
BSS: Remove id 4 BSSID a8:39:44:5c:cd:50 SSID '<redacted wlan name>'
BSS: Remove id 5 BSSID d8:9d:67:ec:e5:45 SSID '<redacted wlan name>'
BSS: Remove id 6 BSSID f8:ed:a5:72:c1:b0 SSID '<redacted wlan name>'
BSS: Remove id 7 BSSID 20:4e:7f:6d:11:73 SSID '<redacted wlan name>'
BSS: Remove id 8 BSSID c4:01:7c:00:be:f9 SSID '<redacted wlan name>'
BSS: Remove id 9 BSSID b8:3e:59:61:07:1b SSID '<redacted wlan name>'
BSS: Remove id 0 BSSID 00:26:f2:91:92:18 SSID 'mywlan'
Cancelling scan request
Cancelling authentication timeout
netlink: Operstate: linkmode=0, operstate=6

At this point, my progress has halted. I'm not really familiar with the WPA protocol, so perhaps I'm missing something simple. I have tried many things, messed around endlessly with my wpa_supplicant configs, and scoured man pages and Google. I'm not really sure how to proceed. Any advice would be appreciated.

Of course, I could set up my "server" with a wired connection, or I could try using a headless Debian server or Ubuntu server, but this is a spur-of-the-moment for-fun project, I have come this far, I am having fun, and I would like to figure this out :)

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