Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 149306
NetworkManager - Wireless network not in range when WEP enabled
Last modified: 2008-02-12 08:48:47 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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start NetworkManager and run NetworkManagerInfo
2. Click on the applet, then select a wireless network that has
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.
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.
Do more recent versions of NetworkManager help this in any way? 0.3.4-1 is in
Closing as no response for a long time...