Bug 140645 - Installer/if-up inconsistent on use of wireless WEP key
Installer/if-up inconsistent on use of wireless WEP key
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2004-11-23 18:40 EST by Rick Wagner
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Description Rick Wagner 2004-11-23 18:40:09 EST
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Description of problem:
Installing with a wireless network, the installer asks for the network
key.  This is stored in the profiles (ifcfg-eth0) as a variable
"WEPKEY=xxxx".  However the ifup-wireless script checks for, and uses,
the variable "KEY".  Thus the wireless does not activate on boot.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. New install of FC3, wireless attached
2. Prompted for encryption key; enter it
3. Boot system.  Wireless does not connect AP.

Actual Results:  No connection to access point.  iwconfig shows no key.

Expected Results:  To be connected to the network via access point.

Additional info:

Change ifup-wireless to also check for and use WEPKEY in addtion to
KEY. Or change ifcfg-eth0 from WEPKEY to KEY.  Wireless now connects
at boot.
Comment 1 Harald Hoyer 2004-11-24 04:14:05 EST
reassigning to anaconda, which should have stored the key in keys-eth0
with "KEY=" 
Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2004-11-30 23:04:33 EST
Whoops, gui was using WEPKEY instead of KEY by accident.  Fixed that.
 Note that KEY= in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-<interface> is
valid.  I have also changed it to put the key in the keys file and
chmod that as 0600 instead, though, also.

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