Wireless is not Associated

Linksys 1900 AC OpenWRT v. 19.07.2

Just updated firmware to v above. Both my SSIDs 2.5 & 5.0 wireless networks and openWRT are enabled but all are unavailable (disabled) to my wireless devices "wireless not associated."

How do I associate my wireless SSIDs so I can get my wirerless devices onto the internet?

I had no problem with my wireless access with v 17

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Setup your OpenWrt 19.07.2 device manually. It's not safe to upgrade with keeping configs between versions.

To setup manually, Do I need to reinstall. 19.07? My router is showing that the wifi is not active, the leds on the Linksys are not lit. Only the ethernet is active and the led is functioning. Is the router bricked?

No. Just:

Impossible, you're describing a scenario were you're logged into it (I think :confused:). Your only problem is that you're expecting ancient configs to work with a new version of OpenWrt.

For more information about resetting using other methods, see:

https://openwrt.org/docs/guide-user/troubleshooting/failsafe_and_factory_reset

I preformed a reset but wireles is disabled even when I enabled it.I changed the SSID from OpenWRT to vortexofdeceit, set the security and enabled it and still nothing. And the OpenWRT project is quite confusing.

Thanks for your help.

Did you ever figure this one out? When I changed the channel to "auto" this stated happening. Changing it back to a pre-selected channel did not help.

Same problem here: when I changed the channel to "auto" I got the "wireless is not associated" message. Luckily for me, when I changed to a specific channel I got my network back. Definitively an issue with channel auto selection. Anyone got a fix for that?

  • Have any of you checked he logs?
  • To be clear, you have all attempted to connect a client, correct?
  • Are all of you having this issue with a 1900 AC?

I don't have this device, but similar, you can try change the country code, and reboot the device.

Please do not advise users to change the regulatory domain of their radios. It's against the Community Guidelines to suggest illegal radio configs.

ok, last firmware for wrt serie the contry code is not set. is set to driver default, so my advice is right to set the contry code
the contry code is set to: 00

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OK, odd...

00 (World) won't work...usually OEMs set a nation in the firmware to the device's Country of Destination.

Leaving unset or at 00 usually has poor results since that only allows the restricted set of what is legal in every country. Set the country code to your country.

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yes, but mwlwifi are not so pratical, i'm on custom snapshot, and i remember something in the log about contry code is not set, something like that. and i changed, and that worked.

I have the same problem with router WRT610N v.1. Persistent problems only with wireless SSIDs 5.0GHz "wireless not associated." I turn on the channel selection in the "auto" mode for a while, but after a reboot, the network is again unavailable. Switching to a fixed channel
Channel: 36 (5.180) GHz works for a while, then stops working. This problem appeared on version 19, on version 17 everything worked perfectly and without problems.Country Code tried everything, with the code "00' - it works the same way as with the correct code "RU". Changing the Country Code does not affect the operation of the 5GHz module in any way. The 2.4 Ghz module works without problems

Weirdly, I ran into this issue after changing the country code from driver default to US. Changing it back to driver default and rebooting made everything start working again.

I experienced the same issue trying to change the channel from auto to 100, since the ACS algorithm seems to be picking subpar channels.

Running a Linksys WRT3200ACM on OpenWrt 19.07.7.

I have the same problem with my Edimax6478 if the second WLAN-ap network was configured with encryption WPA2-PSK/WPA3-SAE.
Solution for me was to set the encryption (for radio1) to WPA2-PSK only.

My first WLAN-client network (radio0) is connected with WPA2-PSK already.

So my question is, do both WLAN-networks must always have the same encryption set?

No. I have wpa2/enterprise on my home network and wpa2/psk on my guest network. Both use the same radio.

If the wireless does not start, look into the system log. Normally there are error messages in that case.

Yes you are right - wpa3 and wpa2 works mixed together on both radios :slight_smile:

But if I change encryption on WLAN-ap network to WPA3-SAE this is in my system log:

Sun Mar 14 02:26:50 2021 kern.info kernel: [ 6456.905875] device wlan-ap left promiscuous mode
Sun Mar 14 02:26:50 2021 kern.info kernel: [ 6456.915419] br-lan: port 2(wlan-ap) entered disabled state
Sun Mar 14 02:26:51 2021 daemon.notice hostapd: wlan-ap: interface state ENABLED->DISABLED
Sun Mar 14 02:26:51 2021 daemon.notice hostapd: wlan-ap: AP-STA-DISCONNECTED 70:18:pr:in:te:r
Sun Mar 14 02:26:51 2021 daemon.notice hostapd: wlan-ap: AP-DISABLED
Sun Mar 14 02:26:51 2021 daemon.notice hostapd: wlan-ap: CTRL-EVENT-TERMINATING
Sun Mar 14 02:26:51 2021 daemon.notice hostapd: nl80211: deinit ifname=wlan-ap disabled_11b_rates=0
Sun Mar 14 02:26:51 2021 daemon.notice hostapd: nl80211: Failed to remove interface wlan-ap from bridge br-lan: Invalid argument
Sun Mar 14 02:26:51 2021 user.notice mac80211: Failed command: iw phy phy1 set antenna 0xffffffff 0xffffffff
Sun Mar 14 02:26:51 2021 daemon.notice netifd: radio1 (3354): command failed: Not supported (-122)
Sun Mar 14 02:26:51 2021 user.notice mac80211: Failed command: iw phy phy1 set distance 0
Sun Mar 14 02:26:51 2021 daemon.err hostapd: Configuration file: /var/run/hostapd-phy1.conf
Sun Mar 14 02:26:53 2021 kern.info kernel: [ 6458.078253] ieee80211 phy1: rt2800_rf_self_txdc_cal: Info - RF Tx self calibration start
Sun Mar 14 02:26:53 2021 kern.info kernel: [ 6458.094945] ieee80211 phy1: rt2800_rf_self_txdc_cal: Info - RF Tx self calibration end
Sun Mar 14 02:26:54 2021 kern.info kernel: [ 6460.096235] ieee80211 phy1: rt2800_loft_iq_calibration: Info - LOFT Calibration Done!
Sun Mar 14 02:26:54 2021 kern.info kernel: [ 6460.115763] ieee80211 phy1: rt2800_iq_search: Info - IQCalibration Start!
Sun Mar 14 02:26:54 2021 kern.info kernel: [ 6460.143685] ieee80211 phy1: rt2800_iq_search: Info - IQCalibration Done! CH = 0, (gain= 1, phase=3e)
Sun Mar 14 02:26:54 2021 kern.info kernel: [ 6460.162817] ieee80211 phy1: rt2800_iq_search: Info - IQCalibration Start!
Sun Mar 14 02:26:54 2021 kern.info kernel: [ 6460.190732] ieee80211 phy1: rt2800_iq_search: Info - IQCalibration Done! CH = 1, (gain= 0, phase= 1)
Sun Mar 14 02:26:54 2021 kern.info kernel: [ 6460.208972] ieee80211 phy1: rt2800_loft_iq_calibration: Info - TX IQ Calibration Done!
Sun Mar 14 02:26:54 2021 kern.info kernel: [ 6460.240011] ieee80211 phy1: rt2800_rxiq_calibration: Info - RXIQ G_imb=0, Ph_rx=0
Sun Mar 14 02:26:54 2021 kern.info kernel: [ 6460.265210] ieee80211 phy1: rt2800_rxiq_calibration: Info - RXIQ G_imb=0, Ph_rx=0
Sun Mar 14 02:26:54 2021 kern.info kernel: [ 6460.290543] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan-ap: link is not ready
Sun Mar 14 02:26:54 2021 kern.info kernel: [ 6460.309402] br-lan: port 2(wlan-ap) entered blocking state
Sun Mar 14 02:26:54 2021 kern.info kernel: [ 6460.320414] br-lan: port 2(wlan-ap) entered disabled state
Sun Mar 14 02:26:54 2021 kern.info kernel: [ 6460.331748] device wlan-ap entered promiscuous mode
Sun Mar 14 02:26:54 2021 daemon.notice hostapd: wlan-ap: interface state UNINITIALIZED->COUNTRY_UPDATE
Sun Mar 14 02:26:54 2021 daemon.err hostapd: Using interface wlan-ap with hwaddr 74:da:ed:im:ax:01 and ssid "AP-Guest"
Sun Mar 14 02:26:54 2021 kern.info kernel: [ 6460.441882] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): wlan-ap: link becomes ready
Sun Mar 14 02:26:54 2021 kern.info kernel: [ 6460.455170] br-lan: port 2(wlan-ap) entered blocking state
Sun Mar 14 02:26:54 2021 kern.info kernel: [ 6460.466155] br-lan: port 2(wlan-ap) entered forwarding state
Sun Mar 14 02:26:54 2021 daemon.err hostapd: Interface initialization failed
Sun Mar 14 02:26:54 2021 daemon.notice hostapd: wlan-ap: interface state COUNTRY_UPDATE->DISABLED
Sun Mar 14 02:26:54 2021 daemon.notice hostapd: wlan-ap: AP-DISABLED
Sun Mar 14 02:26:54 2021 daemon.err hostapd: wlan-ap: Unable to setup interface.
Sun Mar 14 02:26:54 2021 daemon.notice hostapd: wlan-ap: interface state DISABLED->DISABLED
Sun Mar 14 02:26:54 2021 daemon.notice hostapd: wlan-ap: AP-DISABLED
Sun Mar 14 02:26:54 2021 daemon.notice hostapd: wlan-ap: CTRL-EVENT-TERMINATING
Sun Mar 14 02:26:54 2021 daemon.err hostapd: hostapd_free_hapd_data: Interface wlan-ap wasn't started
Sun Mar 14 02:26:54 2021 daemon.notice hostapd: nl80211: deinit ifname=wlan-ap disabled_11b_rates=0
Sun Mar 14 02:26:54 2021 kern.info kernel: [ 6460.485494] device wlan-ap left promiscuous mode
Sun Mar 14 02:26:54 2021 kern.info kernel: [ 6460.494903] br-lan: port 2(wlan-ap) entered disabled state
Sun Mar 14 02:26:54 2021 daemon.notice hostapd: ELOOP: remaining socket: sock=22 eloop_data=0x77c06f70 user_data=0 handler=0x4516d9
Sun Mar 14 02:26:54 2021 daemon.notice netifd: radio1 (3354): WARNING (wireless_add_process): executable path /usr/sbin/wpad does not match process 2293 path ()
Sun Mar 14 02:26:54 2021 daemon.notice netifd: radio1 (3354): Device setup failed: HOSTAPD_START_FAILED
Sun Mar 14 02:27:05 2021 user.notice mac80211: Failed command: iw phy phy1 set antenna 0xffffffff 0xffffffff
Sun Mar 14 02:27:05 2021 daemon.notice netifd: radio1 (3449): command failed: Not supported (-122)
Sun Mar 14 02:27:05 2021 user.notice mac80211: Failed command: iw phy phy1 set distance 0
Sun Mar 14 02:27:05 2021 daemon.err hostapd: Configuration file: /var/run/hostapd-phy1.conf
Sun Mar 14 02:27:07 2021 kern.info kernel: [ 6467.225441] ieee80211 phy1: rt2800_rf_self_txdc_cal: Info - RF Tx self calibration start
Sun Mar 14 02:27:07 2021 kern.info kernel: [ 6467.242173] ieee80211 phy1: rt2800_rf_self_txdc_cal: Info - RF Tx self calibration end
Sun Mar 14 02:27:07 2021 daemon.notice wpa_supplicant[1426]: wlan-client: CTRL-EVENT-BEACON-LOSS
Sun Mar 14 02:27:08 2021 kern.info kernel: [ 6469.351391] ieee80211 phy1: rt2800_loft_iq_calibration: Info - LOFT Calibration Done!
Sun Mar 14 02:27:08 2021 kern.info kernel: [ 6469.370923] ieee80211 phy1: rt2800_iq_search: Info - IQCalibration Start!
Sun Mar 14 02:27:08 2021 kern.info kernel: [ 6469.398877] ieee80211 phy1: rt2800_iq_search: Info - IQCalibration Done! CH = 0, (gain= 0, phase=3e)
Sun Mar 14 02:27:08 2021 kern.info kernel: [ 6469.418018] ieee80211 phy1: rt2800_iq_search: Info - IQCalibration Start!
Sun Mar 14 02:27:08 2021 kern.info kernel: [ 6469.445927] ieee80211 phy1: rt2800_iq_search: Info - IQCalibration Done! CH = 1, (gain= 1, phase=3e)
Sun Mar 14 02:27:08 2021 kern.info kernel: [ 6469.464168] ieee80211 phy1: rt2800_loft_iq_calibration: Info - TX IQ Calibration Done!
Sun Mar 14 02:27:08 2021 kern.info kernel: [ 6469.494736] ieee80211 phy1: rt2800_rxiq_calibration: Info - RXIQ G_imb=0, Ph_rx=0
Sun Mar 14 02:27:08 2021 kern.info kernel: [ 6469.522382] ieee80211 phy1: rt2800_rxiq_calibration: Info - RXIQ G_imb=0, Ph_rx=-1
Sun Mar 14 02:27:08 2021 kern.info kernel: [ 6469.548775] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan-ap: link is not ready
Sun Mar 14 02:27:08 2021 kern.info kernel: [ 6469.613773] br-lan: port 2(wlan-ap) entered blocking state
Sun Mar 14 02:27:08 2021 kern.info kernel: [ 6469.624805] br-lan: port 2(wlan-ap) entered disabled state
Sun Mar 14 02:27:08 2021 kern.info kernel: [ 6469.636112] device wlan-ap entered promiscuous mode
Sun Mar 14 02:27:08 2021 daemon.notice hostapd: wlan-ap: interface state UNINITIALIZED->COUNTRY_UPDATE
Sun Mar 14 02:27:08 2021 daemon.err hostapd: Using interface wlan-ap with hwaddr 74:da:ed:im:ax:01 and ssid "AP-Guest"
Sun Mar 14 02:27:08 2021 kern.info kernel: [ 6469.937528] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): wlan-ap: link becomes ready
Sun Mar 14 02:27:08 2021 kern.info kernel: [ 6469.950824] br-lan: port 2(wlan-ap) entered blocking state
Sun Mar 14 02:27:08 2021 kern.info kernel: [ 6469.961808] br-lan: port 2(wlan-ap) entered forwarding state
Sun Mar 14 02:27:08 2021 daemon.err hostapd: Interface initialization failed
Sun Mar 14 02:27:08 2021 daemon.notice hostapd: wlan-ap: interface state COUNTRY_UPDATE->DISABLED
Sun Mar 14 02:27:08 2021 daemon.notice hostapd: wlan-ap: AP-DISABLED
Sun Mar 14 02:27:08 2021 daemon.err hostapd: wlan-ap: Unable to setup interface.
Sun Mar 14 02:27:08 2021 daemon.notice hostapd: wlan-ap: interface state DISABLED->DISABLED
Sun Mar 14 02:27:08 2021 daemon.notice hostapd: wlan-ap: AP-DISABLED
Sun Mar 14 02:27:08 2021 daemon.notice hostapd: wlan-ap: CTRL-EVENT-TERMINATING
Sun Mar 14 02:27:08 2021 daemon.err hostapd: hostapd_free_hapd_data: Interface wlan-ap wasn't started
Sun Mar 14 02:27:08 2021 daemon.notice hostapd: nl80211: deinit ifname=wlan-ap disabled_11b_rates=0
Sun Mar 14 02:27:08 2021 kern.info kernel: [ 6470.013914] device wlan-ap left promiscuous mode
Sun Mar 14 02:27:08 2021 kern.info kernel: [ 6470.023323] br-lan: port 2(wlan-ap) entered disabled state
Sun Mar 14 02:27:08 2021 daemon.notice hostapd: ELOOP: remaining socket: sock=22 eloop_data=0x77c5cf70 user_data=0 handler=0x4516d9
Sun Mar 14 02:27:08 2021 daemon.notice netifd: radio1 (3449): WARNING (wireless_add_process): executable path /usr/sbin/wpad does not match process 2293 path ()
Sun Mar 14 02:27:08 2021 daemon.notice netifd: radio1 (3449): Device setup failed: HOSTAPD_START_FAILED

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