Bug 111067 - RFE: multiple wireless keys
RFE: multiple wireless keys
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: system-config-network (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Harald Hoyer
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Blocks: 87718
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Reported: 2003-11-26 17:08 EST by Paul
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-11-13 06:16:14 EST
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Description Paul 2003-11-26 17:08:52 EST
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Description of problem:
The network configuration tool does not allow me to specify multiple
wireless keys for an interface, i.e. I can not do the following using
the graphical configuration:

 # iwconfig eth1 key 0123456789 [1]
 # iwconfig eth1 key 1234567890 [2]
 # iwconfig eth1 key 2345678901 [3]
 # iwconfig eth1 key 3456789012 [4]
 # iwconfig eth1 key [2]

The configuration tool assumes that only one key is needed.  While
this is visible as a bug in the config tool a quick glance at the
ifup-wireless script reveals that it is not capable of handling
multiple keys.

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1. redhat-config-network

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Comment 1 Warren Togami 2004-05-11 02:57:31 EDT
I've been wondering, what is the purpose of having multiple keys when
it seems that only one at a time works, and you need to change the
current active key manually?
Comment 2 Paul 2004-05-11 17:02:40 EDT
I am not 100% positive on the reason, I suspect it has something to do
with a 'stronger' version of WEP.  I do know first hand that it is
necessary - there is one network I use which will not let me on if I
do not have all four keys configured.  This is the reason I entered a
'bug' in the first place.
Comment 3 Paul 2004-06-03 12:48:44 EDT
Hi Harald, thanks for accepting this case.  Do you have a rough idea
when you might have something available for testing/use?  This is
almost a showstopper for me since it is the only way I can use
wireless at my company.  Any information on an expected release date
you can provide would be helpful.

Comment 4 Paul 2004-06-04 13:04:48 EDT
I have some more information which may be helpful and hopefully will
answer Warren's question posted on 5/11/2004.  I have found that when
using WEP keys where the active key is not the first key I need to set
all the keys and then tell iwconfig which key to use.  For some reason
just inputting the active key does not work.

Hopefully this explains why?

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