Bug 157193 - Wireless adapter being detected as wired
Wireless adapter being detected as wired
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2005-05-09 03:36 EDT by SiuPhen
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-08-25 09:24:39 EDT
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Description SiuPhen 2005-05-09 03:36:18 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)

Description of problem:
Wireless adapter Intel PRO Wireless LAN 2100 3B Mini PCI Adapter on IBM ThinkPad T20 is being detected as wired adapter.  WEP cannot be configured.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install FC4 test 2 on IBM ThinkPad T20
2. Try to configure the detected Intel Wireless Pro adapter
3. No option for specifying wireless setting

Actual Results:  Wireless setting such as SSID, WEP, etc.... cannot be configured.

Expected Results:  Wireless setting such as SSID, WEP, etc... should be able to configure.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Harald Hoyer 2005-05-09 08:56:25 EDT
So it seems there is no wireless driver in the kernel, or none is configured.
to the /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-<name> file.
Comment 2 Dave Jones 2005-06-27 19:13:53 EDT
Mass update for bugs reported against -test:
Updating version field to FC4 final. Please retest with final FC4 release if you
have not already done so. Thanks.
Comment 3 Peter 2005-08-16 13:11:53 EDT
I installed Fedora Core 4 Final (2.6.12-1.1398_FC4) with a Belkin PCMCIA
Wireless card on a DELL Latitude C400.

In the Network Configuration tool the card has been classified as Ethernet and
is working. Currently using to connect to the Wireless router and connecting to
the internet.

I'll try the suggestion of editing the ifcfg file.
Comment 4 Harald Hoyer 2005-08-25 08:46:15 EDT
anaconda should set TYPE="Wireless"
Comment 5 Jeremy Katz 2005-08-25 09:24:39 EDT
Changed anaconda not to set TYPE except in special cases since things can be
probed otherwise.

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