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#1 2022-09-02 05:39:37

Registered: 2021-05-10
Posts: 26

NetworkManager unable to connect to Wi-Fi

NetworkManager unable to connect to Wi-Fi. nmtui repeatedly keeps on prompting for password and nmcli is unable to find the WiFi. The WiFi is visible and available. My other devices are connecting to it without any problem. Same problem exists with all the SSIDs.

:~$ nmcli device wifi rescan
              //I'll wait 10-30 seconds//
:~$ nmcli device wifi connect "mywifi" password "12345678"
Error: Connection activation failed: (53) The Wi-Fi network could not be found.

Now I discovered that if instead I restart my NetworkManager services, I get a different output

:~$ nmcli con delete mywifi
:~$ sudo systemctl restart NetworkManager  <<-- I didn't use this before.
:~$ sudo nmcli device wifi rescan 
:~$ sudo nmcli device wifi connect "mywifi" password "12345678"
Error: Connection activation failed: (7) Secrets were required, but not provided.

Here's some output which I thought might be useful. Let me know what else I need to add to this. Sorry I wan't sure which information would be useful alongside the post. I am running xubuntu 4.16

  =>  :~$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID:	Ubuntu
Description:	Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS
Release:	22.04
Codename:	jammy

  =>  :~$ sudo systemctl status NetworkManager
● NetworkManager.service - Network Manager
     Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/NetworkManager.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
     Active: active (running) since Thu 2022-09-01 20:36:22 IST; 55min ago
       Docs: man:NetworkManager(8)
   Main PID: 1233 (NetworkManager)
      Tasks: 3 (limit: 3274)
     Memory: 10.7M
        CPU: 937ms
     CGroup: /system.slice/NetworkManager.service
             └─1233 /usr/sbin/NetworkManager --no-daemon

Here's pastie to my journalctl starting from restarting my NetworkManager till the error nmcli throws.

Last edited by desipher (2022-09-02 05:44:44)


#2 2022-09-02 05:49:25

Registered: 2021-11-05
Posts: 649

Re: NetworkManager unable to connect to Wi-Fi

This has nothing to do with Xfce. I suggest joining #ubuntu on Libera or ubuntuforums.

Topic closed.

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