Bug 160425 - NetworkManager can't connect to WEP networks with orinoco card
NetworkManager can't connect to WEP networks with orinoco card
Status: CLOSED INSUFFICIENT_DATA
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: NetworkManager (Show other bugs)
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i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Dan Williams
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Reported: 2005-06-14 21:36 EDT by Steven Garrity
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-05-05 09:21:33 EDT
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Description Steven Garrity 2005-06-14 21:36:21 EDT
When trying to connect to secure (WEP-key) wireless networks with
NetworkManager, it tries to connect, then drops back to scanning, and this
continues indefinitely.

My orinoco card doesn't allow scanning - so I'm manually going to "Other
Wireless Networks..." and entering the ESSID and WEP key manually.

I /can/ connect to open/un-encrypted networks without any problem.

How reproducible: Every time.


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Go to "Other Wireless Networks"
2. Enter ESSID and WEP key, hit "Connect"

Actual results:
tries to connect, then goes back to "scanning" icon - never connects

Expected results:
Should connect to the specified network.

Additional info:
Here's a tail of the logs while I try this ("gibson" is the name of my laptop):

Jun 14 22:16:48 gibson kernel: eth2: New link status: Connected (0001)
Jun 14 22:16:50 gibson NetworkManager: <WARNING>          (): nm_device_get_mode
 (eth2): error getting card mode.  errno = 16
Jun 14 22:16:50 gibson NetworkManager: <WARNING>          (): nm_device_set_mode
 (eth2): error setting card to Infrastructure mode.  errno = 16
Jun 14 22:16:50 gibson NetworkManager: <WARNING>          (): nm_device_set_essi
d(): error setting ESSID 'stevenet' for device eth2.  errno = 16
Jun 14 22:16:50 gibson NetworkManager: <WARNING>          (): nm_device_get_mode
 (eth2): error getting card mode.  errno = 16
Jun 14 22:16:50 gibson NetworkManager: <WARNING>          (): nm_device_get_mode
 (eth2): error getting card mode.  errno = 16
Jun 14 22:16:50 gibson kernel: eth2: New link status: Connected (0001)
Jun 14 22:16:52 gibson NetworkManager: <WARNING>          (): nm_device_set_enc_
key(): error setting key for device eth2.  errno = 16
Jun 14 22:16:52 gibson NetworkManager: <WARNING>          (): nm_device_set_essi
d(): error setting ESSID 'stevenet' for device eth2.  errno = 16
Jun 14 22:16:52 gibson NetworkManager: <WARNING>          (): nm_device_get_mode
 (eth2): error getting card mode.  errno = 16
Jun 14 22:16:53 gibson kernel: eth2: New link status: Connected (0001)
Jun 14 22:16:59 gibson NetworkManager: <WARNING>          (): nm_device_set_enc_
key(): error setting key for device eth2.  errno = 16
Jun 14 22:16:59 gibson NetworkManager: <WARNING>          (): nm_device_set_essi
d(): error setting ESSID 'stevenet' for device eth2.  errno = 16
Jun 14 22:17:00 gibson kernel: eth2: New link status: Connected (0001)
Jun 14 22:17:07 gibson kernel: eth2: New link status: Connected (0001)
Jun 14 22:17:08 gibson NetworkManager: <WARNING>          (): nm_device_get_mode
 (eth2): error getting card mode.  errno = 16
Jun 14 22:17:08 gibson NetworkManager: <WARNING>          (): nm_device_set_mode
 (eth2): error setting card to Infrastructure mode.  errno = 16
Jun 14 22:17:08 gibson NetworkManager: <WARNING>          (): nm_device_dhcp_req
uest(): device DHCP info exists, but it should have been cleared already.
Jun 14 22:17:08 gibson NetworkManager: dhcp_interface_init: MAC address = 00:09:
6b:3f:4d:b0
Jun 14 22:17:08 gibson NetworkManager: Broadcasting DHCP_DISCOVER
Jun 14 22:17:08 gibson NetworkManager: DHCP: Starting request loop, overall star
t_time = {1118798228s, 978534us}
Jun 14 22:17:08 gibson NetworkManager: DHCP: Request sent, waiting for reply...
Jun 14 22:17:08 gibson NetworkManager: DHCP: Got some data of length 48.
Jun 14 22:17:08 gibson NetworkManager: DHCP: Reply message was not UDP (ip_hdr->
protocol = 1, IPPROTO_UDP = 17), won't use it.
Jun 14 22:17:09 gibson kernel: eth2: New link status: Connected (0001)
Jun 14 22:17:09 gibson NetworkManager: DHCP: Got some data of length 330.
Jun 14 22:17:09 gibson NetworkManager: Server replied with 8 DHCP options:
Jun 14 22:17:09 gibson NetworkManager:  Subnet Mask (1):        255.255.255.0
Jun 14 22:17:09 gibson NetworkManager:  Router (3):     192.168.1.1
Jun 14 22:17:09 gibson NetworkManager:  Domain Server (6):      192.168.1.2
Jun 14 22:17:09 gibson NetworkManager:  Domain Server (6):      198.167.161.47
Jun 14 22:17:09 gibson NetworkManager:  Domain Name (15):       "silverorange.co m"
Jun 14 22:17:09 gibson NetworkManager:  Broadcast Address (28): 192.168.1.255
Jun 14 22:17:09 gibson NetworkManager:  Address Time (51):      43200
Jun 14 22:17:09 gibson NetworkManager:  DHCP Msg Type (53):     2
Jun 14 22:17:09 gibson NetworkManager:  DHCP Server Id (54):    192.168.1.2
Jun 14 22:17:09 gibson NetworkManager:  Your IP Address:        192.168.1.120
Jun 14 22:17:09 gibson NetworkManager:  DHCP Server Address:    192.168.1.2 (HW=
00:00:B4:93:0B:DE)
Jun 14 22:17:09 gibson NetworkManager: DHCP_OFFER received from  (192.168.1.2)
Jun 14 22:17:09 gibson NetworkManager: Broadcasting DHCP_REQUEST for 192.168.1.1 20
Jun 14 22:17:09 gibson NetworkManager: DHCP: Starting request loop, overall star
t_time = {1118798229s, 277216us}
Jun 14 22:17:09 gibson NetworkManager: DHCP: Request sent, waiting for reply...
Jun 14 22:17:09 gibson NetworkManager: DHCP: Got some data of length 330.
Jun 14 22:17:09 gibson NetworkManager: Server replied with 10 DHCP options:
Jun 14 22:17:09 gibson NetworkManager:  Subnet Mask (1):        255.255.255.0
Jun 14 22:17:09 gibson NetworkManager:  Router (3):     192.168.1.1
Jun 14 22:17:09 gibson NetworkManager:  Domain Server (6):      192.168.1.2
Jun 14 22:17:09 gibson NetworkManager:  Domain Server (6):      198.167.161.47
Jun 14 22:17:09 gibson NetworkManager:  Domain Name (15):       "silverorange.co m"
Jun 14 22:17:09 gibson NetworkManager:  Broadcast Address (28): 192.168.1.255
Jun 14 22:17:09 gibson NetworkManager:  Address Time (51):      43200
Jun 14 22:17:09 gibson NetworkManager:  DHCP Msg Type (53):     5
Jun 14 22:17:09 gibson NetworkManager:  DHCP Server Id (54):    192.168.1.2
Jun 14 22:17:09 gibson NetworkManager:  Renewal Time (58):      0
Jun 14 22:17:09 gibson NetworkManager:  Rebinding Time (59):    0
Jun 14 22:17:09 gibson NetworkManager:  Your IP Address:        192.168.1.120
Jun 14 22:17:09 gibson NetworkManager:  DHCP Server Address:    192.168.1.2 (HW=
00:00:B4:93:0B:DE)
Jun 14 22:17:09 gibson NetworkManager: DHCP_ACK received from  (192.168.1.2)
Jun 14 22:17:09 gibson NetworkManager: <WARNING>          (): Adding domain sear
ch: silverorange.com
Jun 14 22:17:09 gibson named[6955]: loading configuration from '/var/named/data/
NetworkManager-named.conf'
Comment 1 Dan Williams 2005-06-14 22:26:09 EDT
What exact model of Orinoco card do you have?  Also, what's the output of a
'uname -a' command executed in the terminal?
Comment 2 Steven Garrity 2005-06-14 22:46:26 EDT
I'm not sure what the exact modelof the orinoco card is (it's an internal
mini-pci card that lives inside my ThinkPad T30 - I could open it up and look
for a model number if necessary). The Hardware Browser calls it a "Lucent
Technologies WaveLAN/IEEE Adapter" and says it uses the "orinoco_cs" driver.

Uname gives me: 
$ uname -a
Linux gibson 2.6.11-1.1369_FC4 #1 Thu Jun 2 22:55:56 EDT 2005 i686 i686 i386
GNU/Linux

Let me know of any other information I could give that might be helpful. Thanks.
Comment 3 Steven Garrity 2005-06-17 16:44:10 EDT
This seems to be working fine for me now since todays update of networkmanager
and networkmanager-gnome (0.4-18.FC4). This bug can probably be marked as FIXED.
Comment 4 Preston Kutzner 2005-06-28 11:32:52 EDT
I am running NetworkManager-gnome v0.4-32cvs from the devel repo and am still
unable to connect to a WEP'd network, or an unencrypted network for that matter.
 I'm running on an IBM ThinkPad T30 with a built-in IBM High-Rate Wireless card
using the Intersil Prism 2.5 chipset.  I'm running the current (0.13-26)
orinoco/hermes drivers that supposedly support rfmon as well.  These are
self-compiled drivers and not the FC4 release version.  

If I "Connect to other wireless network..." then enter in the SSID and WEP key
(64-bit, don't know about 128-bit as I don't have a AP that has 128-bit
encryption), the application apparently attempts to connect, but then times-out
prompting me for a WEP key again (this time asking for a 128-bit key).  After
entering it a second time, it just times out and tells me it couldn't find the
network.  At this time, it also shuts down the wireless interface completely.

I *can* get the card to work and connect to wireless networks and encrypted
networks using the 'Desktop->System Settings->Network' application.

'uname -a' output:
Linux ein.mrichi.com 2.6.11-1.1369_FC4 #1 Thu Jun 2 22:55:56 EDT 2005 i686 i686
i386 GNU/Linux

/var/log/messages output:
Jun 28 09:17:28 ein kernel: eth1: Error -110 setting multicast list.
Jun 28 09:17:28 ein last message repeated 2 times
Jun 28 09:17:28 ein kernel: eth1: New link status: Disconnected (0002)
Jun 28 09:17:28 ein dhclient: Listening on LPF/eth0/00:09:6b:10:5b:42
Jun 28 09:17:28 ein dhclient: Sending on   LPF/eth0/00:09:6b:10:5b:42
Jun 28 09:17:28 ein dhclient: Sending on   Socket/fallback
Jun 28 09:17:28 ein dhclient: DHCPRELEASE on eth0 to 192.168.56.11 port 67
Jun 28 09:17:28 ein dhclient: send_packet: Network is unreachable
Jun 28 09:17:28 ein dhclient: send_packet: please consult README file regarding
broadcast address.
Jun 28 09:17:30 ein kernel: eth1: New link status: Connected (0001)
Jun 28 09:17:32 ein dhclient: Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.0.2
Jun 28 09:17:32 ein dhclient: Copyright 2004 Internet Systems Consortium.
Jun 28 09:17:32 ein dhclient: All rights reserved.
Jun 28 09:17:32 ein dhclient: For info, please visit
http://www.isc.org/products/DHCP
Jun 28 09:17:32 ein dhclient:
Jun 28 09:17:32 ein dhclient: Listening on LPF/eth1/00:05:3c:09:19:93
Jun 28 09:17:32 ein dhclient: Sending on   LPF/eth1/00:05:3c:09:19:93
Jun 28 09:17:32 ein dhclient: Sending on   Socket/fallback
Jun 28 09:17:34 ein dhclient: DHCPREQUEST on eth1 to 255.255.255.255 port 67
Jun 28 09:17:38 ein dhclient: DHCPREQUEST on eth1 to 255.255.255.255 port 67
Jun 28 09:17:49 ein dhclient: DHCPDISCOVER on eth1 to 255.255.255.255 port 67
interval 3
Jun 28 09:17:52 ein dhclient: DHCPDISCOVER on eth1 to 255.255.255.255 port 67
interval 7
Jun 28 09:17:57 ein dhclient: Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.0.2
Jun 28 09:17:57 ein dhclient: Copyright 2004 Internet Systems Consortium.
Jun 28 09:17:57 ein dhclient: All rights reserved.
Jun 28 09:17:57 ein dhclient: For info, please visit
http://www.isc.org/products/DHCP
Jun 28 09:17:57 ein dhclient:
Jun 28 09:17:57 ein dhclient: Listening on LPF/eth1/00:05:3c:09:19:93
Jun 28 09:17:57 ein dhclient: Sending on   LPF/eth1/00:05:3c:09:19:93
Jun 28 09:17:57 ein dhclient: Sending on   Socket/fallback
Jun 28 09:17:57 ein dhclient: DHCPRELEASE on eth1 to 192.168.2.1 port 67
Jun 28 09:17:57 ein dhclient: send_packet: Network is unreachable
Jun 28 09:17:57 ein dhclient: send_packet: please consult README file regarding
broadcast address.
Jun 28 09:17:57 ein kernel: eth1: New link status: Disconnected (0002)
Jun 28 09:17:57 ein kernel: eth1: New link status: Connected (0001)
Jun 28 09:18:00 ein dhclient: Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.0.2
Jun 28 09:18:00 ein dhclient: Copyright 2004 Internet Systems Consortium.
Jun 28 09:18:00 ein dhclient: All rights reserved.
Jun 28 09:18:00 ein dhclient: For info, please visit
http://www.isc.org/products/DHCP
Jun 28 09:18:00 ein dhclient:
Jun 28 09:18:00 ein dhclient: Listening on LPF/eth1/00:05:3c:09:19:93
Jun 28 09:18:00 ein dhclient: Sending on   LPF/eth1/00:05:3c:09:19:93
Jun 28 09:18:00 ein dhclient: Sending on   Socket/fallback
Jun 28 09:18:03 ein dhclient: DHCPDISCOVER on eth1 to 255.255.255.255 port 67
interval 5
Jun 28 09:18:08 ein dhclient: DHCPDISCOVER on eth1 to 255.255.255.255 port 67
interval 7
Jun 28 09:18:15 ein dhclient: DHCPDISCOVER on eth1 to 255.255.255.255 port 67
interval 12
Jun 28 09:18:25 ein dhclient: Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.0.2
Jun 28 09:18:25 ein dhclient: Copyright 2004 Internet Systems Consortium.
Jun 28 09:18:25 ein dhclient: All rights reserved.
Jun 28 09:18:25 ein dhclient: For info, please visit
http://www.isc.org/products/DHCP
Jun 28 09:18:25 ein dhclient:
Jun 28 09:18:26 ein dhclient: Listening on LPF/eth1/00:05:3c:09:19:93
Jun 28 09:18:26 ein dhclient: Sending on   LPF/eth1/00:05:3c:09:19:93
Jun 28 09:18:26 ein dhclient: Sending on   Socket/fallback
Jun 28 09:18:26 ein dhclient: DHCPRELEASE on eth1 to 192.168.2.1 port 67
Jun 28 09:18:26 ein dhclient: send_packet: Network is unreachable
Jun 28 09:18:26 ein dhclient: send_packet: please consult README file regarding
broadcast address.

lspci -v output:
02:02.0 Network controller: Intersil Corporation Prism 2.5 Wavelan chipset (rev 01)
        Subsystem: Intel Corporation Wireless 802.11b MiniPCI Adapter
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 11
        Memory at f8000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=4K]
        Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 2

If any further information is needed, please let me know.
Comment 5 John Mahowald 2005-10-05 23:16:08 EDT
Fedora kernels as of 2.6.12-1.1387_FC4 or later should have fixed orinoco
drivers,  try that.
Comment 6 John Thacker 2006-05-05 09:21:33 EDT
Closing due to lack of response.

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