I run Fedora 34 LXQt on a 2015 Asus T100TAF. I’ve previously run Fedora 33 and Lubuntu 20.04 and 20.10. All of them have given me the same issue.
Due to the nature of my house, I often times use my wired PC (Ubuntu 20.04) as a wifi hotspot. Its always worked well for my phone but I haven’t been able to get my little netbook to connect. The netbook never has a problem connecting to wireless routers. After talking with a few people, the general consensus was that it was likely a compatibility issue and there wasn’t anything to be done.
Recently I took the time to get wifi working on an early 2007 macbook pro that also runs Fedora 34 LXQt. I generally keep it wired. The hope was to setup a hotspot for my netbook on the far end of the house. Unfortunately I ran into the same problems, but this time I tried a few different things. I eventually found out that it could connect with either all security off or with wep 40/128-bit key. So it seems that its a problem with wpa/wpa2. It cant even initiate the hotspot when using wpa3.
I checked and I do have wpa_supplicant installed on the netbook. I dont have any of the same troubles when connecting the macbook pro to my main PCs hotspot so I dont think its a linux specific thing. This computer seems WAY too new to not have wpa capabilities. Does anybody have an idea of why this might be happening?