Bug 158874 - support for wpa setup in wireless dialog
support for wpa setup in wireless dialog
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: system-config-network (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Harald Hoyer
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Reported: 2005-05-26 10:15 EDT by Rudolf Kastl
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-02-15 11:57:57 EST
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Description Rudolf Kastl 2005-05-26 10:15:55 EDT
Description of problem:
Its not possible to setup wpa support with system-config-network yet. this is
untrivial for an end user. wep support is pretty insufficient protection.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
any future releases

How to solve?
Maybe add some wpa setup functionality to the wireless wizard.
Comment 1 Harald Hoyer 2005-09-14 08:57:46 EDT
with which tool do you enable wpa?
Comment 2 Rudolf Kastl 2005-09-14 10:21:02 EDT
wpa_supplicant is the tool i personally use to enable wpa with my centrino 
thinpad r51. 
to make it work with that laptop i had to build the latest unstable version of 
the ipw2200 driver and also build latest ieee modules.

xsupplicant exists too but as far as i know it doesent have built in encryption 

Rudolf Kastl
Comment 3 Rudolf Kastl 2005-09-14 10:22:58 EDT
additionally it could also be made possible to use wpa2. would be a "nice to 
have" and it would move wireless support definitely up to par with other 
commercial operating systems.

Rudolf Kastl
Comment 5 Harald Hoyer 2005-09-15 03:48:23 EDT
well, as long as there is nothing in Core or Extras, I will not add s.th.
you may provide patches to s-c-network :)
Comment 6 Rudolf Kastl 2005-09-19 06:17:27 EDT
xsupplicant is part of fedora extras
Comment 7 Rudolf Kastl 2006-02-15 11:57:57 EST
wpa supplicant is there now (in rawhide) but NetworkManager does the job like a

since i initially made the request i am going to close it aswell. NetworkManager
does solve the Problem for me in a nice Gnomish way.

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