Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 158874
support for wpa setup in wireless dialog
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:06 EST
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.
with which tool do you enable wpa?
wpa_supplicant is the tool i personally use to enable wpa with my centrino
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
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.
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 :)
xsupplicant is part of fedora extras
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.