No wifi-connection with some devices on ZTE MF286D

Hi,

currently, I'm on travel, it's only one device, that do not want to connect, but it's not the first time, that I have such problems, also with other routers, so might be s.th. more "general".

The current one not working is a Moto G with Android 10, while my laptop, my tablet with Android 9 and an other mobile phone with Android 8.1 are just connecting to both, the 2.4 GHz and the 5 GHz wifi.

The Moto G can connect to the GL-iNet and a FritzBox at home, but not to the ZTE. There is no error, it's just not working and never shows "connected", the log on the ZTE does not tell me too much:

Tue Jun 18 10:08:25 2024 daemon.notice hostapd: phy0-ap0: AP-STA-DISCONNECTED ea:84:59:e7:12:34
Tue Jun 18 10:08:25 2024 kern.info kernel: [ 4680.617822] ath10k_ahb a000000.wifi: mac flush vdev 0 drop 0 queues 0x1 ar->paused: 0x0  arvif->paused: 0x0

It is working, when I change encryption from sae-mixed (mixed WPA2/WPA3 PSK, SAE (CCMP) ) to psk2 (WPA2 PSK (CCMP) ) on the interface, but for future use and other devices, wpa3 would be preferable.

The log-entry is as expected:

Tue Jun 18 10:10:01 2024 daemon.info hostapd: phy0-ap0: STA ea:84:59:e7:12:34 IEEE 802.11: authenticated
Tue Jun 18 10:10:01 2024 daemon.info hostapd: phy0-ap0: STA ea:84:59:e7:12:34 IEEE 802.11: associated (aid 1)
Tue Jun 18 10:10:01 2024 daemon.notice hostapd: phy0-ap0: AP-STA-CONNECTED ea:84:59:e7:12:34 auth_alg=open
Tue Jun 18 10:10:01 2024 daemon.info hostapd: phy0-ap0: STA ea:84:59:e7:12:34 WPA: pairwise key handshake completed (RSN)
Tue Jun 18 10:10:01 2024 daemon.notice hostapd: phy0-ap0: EAPOL-4WAY-HS-COMPLETED ea:84:59:e7:12:34
Tue Jun 18 10:10:01 2024 daemon.info dnsmasq-dhcp[1]: DHCPDISCOVER(br-lan) ea:84:59:e7:12:34
Tue Jun 18 10:10:01 2024 daemon.info dnsmasq-dhcp[1]: DHCPOFFER(br-lan) 192.168.16.186 ea:84:59:e7:12:34
Tue Jun 18 10:10:01 2024 daemon.info dnsmasq-dhcp[1]: DHCPREQUEST(br-lan) 192.168.16.186 ea:84:59:e7:12:34
Tue Jun 18 10:10:01 2024 daemon.info dnsmasq-dhcp[1]: DHCPACK(br-lan) 192.168.16.186 ea:84:59:e7:12:34

Any ideas,thanks a lot,

thg

Sae-mixed is a problem child, just don't use it.

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Mixed security is not more safe then WPA2.

So make an SSID with WPA2 and another SSID with WPA3.

You are not the only one having problems with mixed SAE security :frowning:

okay, too bad.

Is it a problem with the wifi-hardware in the ZTE, OpenWrt or SAE-mixed in general?

What should I use for future, when I want to use WPA2 and/or WPA3 in parallel?

Thanks, regards, thg

the clients, most don't like it.

two separate SSIDs.

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