Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 101722
No way to turn off WEP
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:56:39 EDT
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Description of problem:
There is no way to disable WEP. The program insists on there being an encryption
key. Leaving the encryption key empty still results in iwconfig being called
with an 's:' encryption key, thus turning on encryption.
Setting the key to 'off' also has no effect.
This is with a Cisco Aironet 350 card.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try configuring a wireless card without an encryption key.
2. Observe the encryption getting turned on anyway.
should be fixed in 1.2.14 from:
1.2.14 indeed fixes the WEP problem. I can now activate a device without WEP.
However, "Network Device Control" shows no devices configured, even though
"Network Configuration" shows my devices and profiles just fine. But perhaps
that merits opening another bug.
it will not show wireless devices if started as non-root, because it cannot read
the config file. the config file is only readable by root, because it normally
contains the KEY, which should be secret. Ok, in your case this does not make
Closing due to inactivity. Reopen, if the problem is still existing.