Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 140645
Installer/if-up inconsistent on use of wireless WEP key
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:55 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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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.
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
reassigning to anaconda, which should have stored the key in keys-eth0
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.