Omega2+ fails to connect to wifi
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Admins please fix this issue! Is it even being investigated at all? Please let us know. I'm going to throw this thing in the trash and buy a Rasberry Pi lol
This is really frustrating, I have a Ruckus Router, I tried all the configuration combinations I could think of, it didn't work even with an Open Network. I used two different Ruckus Reuters R710 and R600, same result. I tried ESP8266,raspberry pi, phones , laptops..the Router works very well on the 2.4 , Not sure what to do now, should I just give up and get back to it in year or two..hoping the WiFi issues got fixed with Omega10.
I have exactly same issue, when connecting to my Android hotspot without any security its ok, when I try to connect it to Cisco router with WPA2PSK/AES its not working. Also LED keeps flashing and my Omega is overheating like hell (
wifi-manageris using 100% of CPU). No need to post content of my configs, its the same as guys above.
I have some ESPs, notebooks, phone etc. Everything connect just fine, but not my Omega. Could you please at least communicate where is the problem, or what are you doing to fix it? This thread is more than 3 months old and there is still problem with one of the main functions of Omega (I bought it especially for on-board WiFi support). Last admin message is 3 months old, I mean come on, guys. You screwed communication on IndieGoGo (and I got letter from you how you are making extra efford to communicate with us, the community) and now this
@Jakub-Ludwig I solved it by changing router mode from 802.11n only to 802.11b/g/n mixed.
Also you can play with wifi region especially if your channel on the router above 11.
Maybe changing channel width between 20mhz and 40mhz can also help.
@M-S192 Thanks for tip, but unfortunately I have b/g/n already set, I have channel 3 and can't change channel width, because its router from my ISP with some customized firmware
@M-S192 This worked for me. Thanks! How did changing the router mode fix the issue?
@Nilay-Desai Well, I don't know about the mt76 driver from onion firmware but the one in official LEDE builds can disable
wifi-devicesection. Maybe this is default behavior of onion driver.
You can try to set
HT40depending on your settings) and switch your router to 11n-only mode again.
If this won't work I've no idea why it happens.
I try all solution but don"t work with my router mikrotik RB2011UiAS-2HnD-IN
On other routers it works
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I am just as disappointed, unhappy and annoyed as you guys.
Fact is, I could not connect to any MikroTik router.
(WPA1PSKWPA2PSK/AES, 802 b/g/n) - I am just not in the mood to play around with the settings yet.
It did connect to my Cisco E2000 (WPA2PSK/AES)
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Think my problem is the same, but in my case I can connected to both my home access points (although I still haven't managed to set a fixed IP via dhcp), but it's my android phone's hotspot I can not connect to which is a shame as that's what I really want to connect to.
Everything I can see suggests that all three SSIDs are using WPA2 with AES.
Same issue here (all those “solutions” recommended on forum – don’t work), cannot resolve for months.
What pisses me of the most - all those "exciting news!" emails from Omega team about some new features and how cool omega 2 is. Sounds like a f%$%ing mockery, considering that basic functionality does not work (or does not work reliably).
And what Omega team done? Correct answer – nothing, pretending the problem with WiFi does not exist.
Don't buy Omega Onion, don't support them, may be losing money will make them do something, as civilized approach does not work.
As this seems to still be an ongoing issue and I've had my unit for some crazy amount of time, after testing the latest firmware every month or so I seem to have finally cracked this issue.
No promises that this will work for everybody but it certainly worked for me.
I have my MT set to some pretty vanilla standards
I have static channels configured
But again, all really normal bizwack.
The only change required on my onion in order to connect cleanly was the following
root@Omega-2EB7:/etc/config# cat wireless config wifi-device 'ra0' option type 'ralink' # option mode '9' # This doesn't seem to work on an MT option mode 'sta' # This works on an MT option channel '6' # This shouldn't be required to be a number and can be left as 'auto' option txpower '100' option ht '20+40' # Meh, 20, this works but so does 20 or 40 from memory option country 'AU' # Whatever your country is option disabled '0'
I'm not going to say that this is the magic bullet but it certainly got me up and running.
Caveat I still don't have network access other than ICMP. I think this is a firewall issue on the unit itself but I can't work it out yet. This is just my first step so sharing in case it corrects the problem for anybody else.
Hope that helps somebody
@Scott-Horsley thanks! I wasn't able to reproduce your config - for me, the change from option mode '9' to 'sta' doesn't change a thing. I still get "wlan1: disconnected, unicast key exchange timeout" in router logs.
However, I made some observations that might help you move forward:
- with option mode 'sta' and security profile on Mikrotik set to default (open - no password), my Onion2 connects to wifi (!)
- I also observed only ICMP traffic passing through
- it seems to be a local firewall issue, as Mikrotik sniffing shows no outbound attempts
- you can disable Onion firewall by /etc/init.d/firewall stop, but it doesn't change a thing - the only traffic that the router receives is ICMP and ARP, but not TCP
@Scott-Horsley further observations:
- firewall is controlled by fw3 which in turn controls iptables
- flushing iptables (iptables -F) does not solve the problem
- a device connected to the Omega can connect to the Internet but DNS won't work (seems to be an issue with Omega's NAT config)
- if you instruct iptables to log outbound traffic (iptables -t filter -A OUTPUT -o apcli0 -j LOG), then dmesg actually shows those missing packets that don't arrive to the router
Seems like there is a second firewall layer after iptables are applied.
@Michal-Rok thanks for the feedback, sorry it got you no further either.
Yep, I disabled the firewall entirely, even as far as removing the rc startup link and rebooting with no change. iptables -L shows nothing at all at this point (what you'd expect really). I tried forcing the wlan interface into the bridge (br-wlan) also with no change at all. I disabled dnsmasq and forced the resolution to Google (220.127.116.11) with, of course, no change either (which you'd expect as nothing appears to arrive on the router itself).
Was there a reference anywhere to what the "option mode '9'" (or 'sta') does and any other options relating to this area of the config? I searched on anything WRT but didn't show anything about the ralink unit so was rather roadblocked at that point.
One other point that I noted was that I needed to ensure my channel was low in order to work at all, almost like the AU flag wasn't being used. Not a huge deal as a quick scan on the MT suggested 6 was the best channel for me but changing from AU to US and/or back didn't seem to change anything at all.
As far as running with no security, I might try that trick and see if I can get any ideas of what is happening.
I originally tried connecting to my mobiles hotspot to get running and that worked, then modified the config to suite the MT, hoping that the initial config was doing something more when it was first coming online but as mentioned by a few others, that made no difference either.
Frustration to say the least.
Has anybody had any luck with a USB wifi adaptor and an MT on these units?
I love my MT(s, I have a few running in the house) so a decision to swap them isn't going to fly and I'd rather just accept that the Omega isn't for me than contemplate the alternative.
@Scott-Horsley I was suspecting that some default firewall kicks in when Omega's software sees an open, unencrypted wifi network. But that assumes you're running an open network too, but I'm reading this wasn't the case.
I wasn't able to reproduce your observations regarding encryption - for me, Omega never connects to a WPA2PSK/AES network.
@Michal-Rok Seems rather inconsistent if that is the case, I originally couldn't connect with anything of course, this configuration I can reproduce directly after a firstboot -y, sync.... which means it's certainly working.
My SSID and Passphrase are really simple words only, ECLIPSE being the SSID (as referenced, and strangely, I blanked out in the SSID box), but the password may as well be abc123 with how simple it is.
I'm dumping my MT config for the information it may or may not share with regards to this. I'm running RouterOS v6.39.2 (stable) at this time.
[scott@ap2] > /interface wireless print where name=wlan-ECLIPSE Flags: X - disabled, R - running 0 R name="wlan-ECLIPSE" mtu=1500 l2mtu=1600 mac-address=XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX arp=enabled interface-type=Atheros AR9300 mode=ap-bridge ssid="ECLIPSE" frequency=channel-6 band=2ghz-b/g/n channel-width=20mhz scan-list=default wireless-protocol=any vlan-mode=no-tag vlan-id=1 wds-mode=disabled wds-default-bridge=none wds-ignore-ssid=no bridge-mode=enabled default-authentication=yes default-forwarding=yes default-ap-tx-limit=0 default-client-tx-limit=0 hide-ssid=no security-profile=profile-ECLIPSE compression=no [scott@ap2] > /interface wireless security-profiles print where name=profile-ECLIPSE Flags: * - default 0 name="profile-ECLIPSE" mode=dynamic-keys authentication-types=wpa2-psk unicast-ciphers=aes-ccm group-ciphers=aes-ccm wpa-pre-shared-key="xxxxx" wpa2-pre-shared-key="xxxxx" supplicant-identity="MikroTik" eap-methods=passthrough tls-mode=no-certificates tls-certificate=none mschapv2-username="" mschapv2-password="" static-algo-0=none static-key-0="" static-algo-1=none static-key-1="" static-algo-2=none static-key-2="" static-algo-3=none static-key-3="" static-transmit-key=key-0 static-sta-private-algo=none static-sta-private-key="" radius-mac-authentication=no radius-mac-accounting=yes radius-eap-accounting=no interim-update=0s radius-mac-format=XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX radius-mac-mode=as-username radius-mac-caching=disabled group-key-update=5m management-protection=disabled management-protection-key=""