Bug 123738 - RFE: wireless config lacks authentication
Summary: RFE: wireless config lacks authentication
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: system-config-network   
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Version: rawhide
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Harald Hoyer
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Keywords: FutureFeature
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Reported: 2004-05-20 12:30 UTC by cam
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-11-13 11:32:16 UTC
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Description cam 2004-05-20 12:30:01 UTC
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Description of problem:
When using wireless with WEP there are two possibilities, open system
or shared key. These relate to the authentication used on the network.

It is possible for a network to refuse access if shared key is required.

It is the default in the driver (orinoco_cs) to use open system.

Consequently the wireless network is not usable and no informative
error message is given.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. configure network to require authentication (shared key)
2. configure test machine with correct ESSID and KEY
3. note that open system vs. shared key config is not offered

Actual Results:  observe that the connection is not working

Expected Results:  1. error message to say that connection was not
2. [suggestion] offer to retry with shared key mode
3. allow user to specify shared key in the first place

Additional info:

The config to enforce shared key is to add the word 'restricted' to
the wireless key.

The only way I can find to do this from the system-config-network GUI
is to enter the wireless key as:

restricted\ fecdba01234568923

where fecdba01234568923 is the key.

Comment 1 Matthew Miller 2005-04-26 15:39:00 UTC
Fedora Core 2 is now maintained by the Fedora Legacy project for
security updates only. If this problem is a security issue, please
reopen and reassign to the Fedora Legacy product. If it is not a
security issue and hasn't been resolved in the current FC3 updates or
in the FC4 test release, reopen and change the version to match.

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