EAP660 / WPA Authentication Timeout/Failure

EAP660 / WPA Authentication Timeout/Failure
EAP660 / WPA Authentication Timeout/Failure
2021-01-19 02:32:59 - last edited 2021-01-19 08:45:27
Model: EAP660 HD
Hardware Version: V1
Firmware Version: 1.0.2

I have both an EAP225-Outdoor and just got an EAP660HD. I had hoped to use the EAP660HD to replace an aging Airport Extreme, however when I disconnect the Airport to let the EAP660HD hande the majority of my home wireless traffic, many of the IoT devices fail to associate with that AP.  I see "WPA Authentication Timeout/Failure" accumulating in the Omada console.  I have had to resort back to my Airport Extreme for those devices.

The devices that fail to associate are majority IoT devices - many based in the ESP32 processor series runing Tasmota firmware (though many other IoT devices are also not associating).

 

Is there a setting I can change?  The network is only IP4 and IP addresses are giving out via a Ubiquiti Edge device.

 

 

thanks,

...tom

 

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Re:EAP660 / WPA Authentication Timeout/Failure
2021-01-19 08:44:49 - last edited 2021-01-19 08:45:27

Dear @tpe,

 

I had hoped to use the EAP660HD to replace an aging Airport Extreme, however when I disconnect the Airport to let the EAP660HD hande the majority of my home wireless traffic, many of the IoT devices fail to associate with that AP.  I see "WPA Authentication Timeout/Failure" accumulating in the Omada console.

 

Where is the EAP660HD installed, on the ceiling or on the wall? How high is it from the ground?

Is there any obstacle like thick walls from the EAP to the wireless clients?

 

Please refer to this post and this post to check the information.

Best Regards!
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Re:EAP660 / WPA Authentication Timeout/Failure
2021-01-20 14:58:52

Hi @tpe,

 

How are you managing the EAP660?  Through the Web UI?  You may need to enable WPA1/2 for older devices (if it is not already).  Many IoT are 2.4GHz, 20MHz, 802.11b/g/n so these features will need to be enabled as well (should be on by default, already).

 

-Jonathan

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Re:EAP660 / WPA Authentication Timeout/Failure
2021-01-20 16:56:34

@JSchnee21 

 

I use the software Omada Controller.
i have no Legacy WPA decides - everything worked previously with WPA2 PSK. 

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Re:EAP660 / WPA Authentication Timeout/Failure
2021-01-21 10:49:52 - last edited 2021-01-21 10:51:10

@tpe 

I have EAP660HD and no any issues connecting IOT like ESP8266, using WPA/WPA2-Personal. You using same password for authentication ?

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Re:EAP660 / WPA Authentication Timeout/Failure
2021-01-21 16:37:22

 

Egis wrote

@tpe 

I have EAP660HD and no any issues connecting IOT like ESP8266, using WPA/WPA2-Personal. You using same password for authentication ?

@Egis 

 

yes. Same password - meant to be a drop in replacement which is why I was surprised that some associations were find and about 40% failed or timed out. 

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Re:EAP660 / WPA Authentication Timeout/Failure
2021-01-21 16:41:15

@Fae 

It is on the ceiling of my first floor. In the middle of the house. Ceiling is about 8 feet. 
 

I initially tried it face up from my basement (in the exact location of the AirPort Extreme) and had the same association failures that I still see with it mounted in its more permanent location. 
 

it's a house. There are walls, etc with which the airport devices seem to have no issues 

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Re:EAP660 / WPA Authentication Timeout/Failure
2021-01-21 16:48:38

Hi @tpe,

 

What happens if you try to re-configure / re-setup a few of the IoT devices having issues.  Or better yet, make a new, additional SSID on 2.4GHz only and join your IoT's to that.

 

I wonder if, for security, if some of the IoT's are remembering the MAC address of the old AP or something.

 

Certainly, I have lots of IoT's on my EAP225V3's, 245V3's, and 225-OD's with no issues:

 

Many Kasa switches, light bulbs, and a camera

Many Nest cameras

Many Blink cameras

Ecobee Thermostat

Rachio sprinkler controller

Many laptops (mostly Lenovo, one Dell), many, many iOS devices (phones, iPad's, watches)

Tesla wall connector, car

 

About 50 devices in all, these days.

 

Verizon Gigabit FIOS with a Gryphon Family Router.

 

-Jonathan

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Re:EAP660 / WPA Authentication Timeout/Failure
2021-01-21 16:53:39
I left all the defaults in place - but yes 2.4Ghz with 20/40Mhz channels enabled. I even tried to use only 20Mhz channels on the 2.4Ghz config as well. Also tried separate 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz SSIDS (with the 2.4Ghz remaining the same).
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Re:EAP660 / WPA Authentication Timeout/Failure
2021-01-21 16:57:35
With the EAP660HD being brand spanking new, I think something is not quite ironed out. Some devices connect - so some do not - I have 8 ESP32-based light bulbs in one fixture, 4 bulbs will connect and 4 will not - and the 4 varies from power cycle to power cycle. The EAP225 outdoor left me with a good impression, hence wanting to do my wifi6 migration with EAPs and Omada (which with the recent version got kind dumber and less intuitive to me).
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Re:EAP660 / WPA Authentication Timeout/Failure
2021-01-21 17:01:06

 

JSchnee21 wrote

I wonder if, for security, if some of the IoT's are remembering the MAC address of the old AP or something.

 

 

I had wondered about that too, but it doesn't explain the apparent randomness as to which ones will connect and which ones will not.

 

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