Bug 1305965 - cannot create dynamic wep connection
cannot create dynamic wep connection
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: control-center (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Matthias Clasen
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: 1049500 1359183 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2016-02-09 12:06 EST by Vladimir Benes
Modified: 2018-02-14 21:05 EST (History)
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GNOME Desktop 767449 None None None 2016-06-09 09:11 EDT

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Description Vladimir Benes 2016-02-09 12:06:10 EST
Description of problem:
every time I create wep enterprise profile it switches back to key management.

I use something like this:
        | Tab      | Field                | Value                          |
        | Security | Security             | Dynamic WEP (802.1x)           |
        | Security | Authentication       | Tunneled TLS                   |
        | Security | Anonymous identity   | Bill Smith                     |
        | Security | CA certificate       | /tmp/certs/eaptest_ca_cert.pem |
        | Security | Inner authentication | MSCHAPv2                       |
        | Security | Username             | Bill Smith                     |
        | Security | Password             | testing123                     |

but the connection looks like:
802-11-wireless-security.key-mgmt:      none
802-11-wireless-security.wep-tx-keyidx: 0
802-11-wireless-security.auth-alg:      --
802-11-wireless-security.leap-username: --

but it should look like (from working NM test):
802-11-wireless-security.key-mgmt:      ieee8021x
802-1x.eap:                             ttls
802-1x.phase2-auth:                     mschapv2
802-1x.identity:                        Bill Smith
802-1x.password:                        testing123
802-1x.ca-cert:                         file:///tmp/certs/eaptest_ca_cert.pem

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.create new connection as shown above (I can provide machine with available AP)

Actual results:
impossible, connection when edited again shows WEP Key type again

Expected results:
connect possible, profile correctly set and remembered

Additional info:
AFAIK this affects TLS and TTLS wep enterprise types, I have no other types to check.
Comment 5 Vladimir Benes 2016-03-02 08:18:52 EST
*** Bug 1049500 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 12 Bastien Nocera 2016-06-02 12:13:52 EDT
I've looked at this bug into more details, getting information from dcbw as well.

1) Can you rename the bug to "Dynamic WEP"? I looked for "wep enterprise" and could not find anything related to that. dcbw explained that it was "Dynamic WEP", for which I was able to find information.

2) The bug is marked as a regression. From which product/version is that a regression? How did it work in that version?

> every time I create wep enterprise profile it switches back to key management.

- How do you create the profile?
- Can you explain the exact steps in the UI?
- Do you click on the gear button in the list of APs and modify the settings by hand? (in which case, I don't need access to the AP to verify that the values are saved correctly)
Comment 14 Bastien Nocera 2016-06-06 12:52:00 EDT
Can you answer the questions in comment 12 please?
Comment 16 Bastien Nocera 2016-06-09 09:11:10 EDT
I'll reassign to NetworkManager for now, because it doesn't work in nm-connection-editor either, which gnome-control-center's Network Security pages are based on.
Comment 21 Vladimir Benes 2016-07-25 07:52:28 EDT
*** Bug 1359183 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 23 Francesco Giudici 2016-08-05 13:06:29 EDT
I have been able to reproduce the issue in this way:
1) Choose a WEP or WPA-PSK protected WiFi network from gnome applet
2) When prompted for the key just cancel
3) Then change the connection in gnome-control-center as per Vlad settings (change it to Dynamic WEP (802.1X))

If you now check the connection (nmcli c s) you will see that the settings have not been changed.

If you try to perform point 3) with nm-connection-editor, it works.

If you open it after the change with gnome-control-center, you will se all the option correctly but any change in any option (e.g., the identity field) will not be saved.

So, I will reassign the bug to gnome-control-center for further investigation.
Comment 25 Bastien Nocera 2016-08-29 10:45:23 EDT
I cannot find a version of RHEL where dynamic WEP works properly. I also could not setup an Access Point locally to debug this problem.

Given that dynamic WEP is a very niche setup, I'll punt this to RHEL 7.4, which would hopefully come with an updated control-center package, and focus on fixing the problem upstream.
Comment 27 Bastien Nocera 2016-09-14 06:54:24 EDT
(In reply to Bastien Nocera from comment #25)
> I cannot find a version of RHEL where dynamic WEP works properly. I also
> could not setup an Access Point locally to debug this problem.

Removed the regression keyword.

FWIW, upstream bug was updated:
Retitling. I discussed "Dynamic WEP" support with Cisco and it is not supported by the latest APs or other network hardware they ship.


"Dynamic WEP encryption method is not supported. The last release to support this method was Release 7.0 "
Last 7.0 releases were in 2011.

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