Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 123738
RFE: wireless config lacks authentication
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:42 EST
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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):
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
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:
where fecdba01234568923 is the key.
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