Bug 149306 - NetworkManager - Wireless network not in range when WEP enabled
NetworkManager - Wireless network not in range when WEP enabled
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: NetworkManager (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Dan Williams
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Reported: 2005-02-22 01:56 EST by Scott Newberry
Modified: 2008-02-12 08:48 EST (History)
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Description Scott Newberry 2005-02-22 01:56:14 EST
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Description of problem:
When I attempt to connect to a wireless network with no encryption,
everything works as expected.  When attempting to use
NetworkManagerInfo to connect to a wireless network with WEP (64-bit
or 128-bit), right at about the time I would expect it to pop up and
ask me for a WEP key, instead I get a message that the selected
wireless network does not appear to be in range.  Running "iwconfig
eth1" shows that my WEP key is set to
1111-1111-1111-1111-1111-1111-11.  If I stop NetworkManager and use
iwconfig to set enc to the proper key, I have no problem connecting.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start NetworkManager and run NetworkManagerInfo
2. Click on the applet, then select a wireless network that has
encryption enabled.
3. Wait for the message to pop up.

Actual Results:  I get a dialog box that says "The requested wireless
network 'newberryit' does not appear to be in range.  A different
wireless network will be used if any are available."

Expected Results:  Expected a dialog box requesting the WEP key.

Additional info:

This is on a Dell Inspiron 8600, with the Dell Truemobile 1300
Mini-PCI 802.11g card (Broadcom).  Using latest Driverloader from the
Linuxant website.  Tried enabling the stacks workaround to see if that
had anything to do with it.
Comment 1 Dan Williams 2005-05-16 16:16:57 EDT
Do more recent versions of NetworkManager help this in any way?  0.3.4-1 is in
Comment 2 Dan Williams 2008-02-12 08:48:47 EST
Closing as no response for a long time...

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