Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 172555
NM doesn't allow WEP keys to be system-wide
Last modified: 2008-02-12 09:42:08 EST
I honestly LOVE the network manager for configuring my wireless network on my
laptop, however for 2 reasons that simply made it to anoying to use, i've
stoped using it
First, though i can't explain this behaviour, it takes a long time for nm-
applet to come up in my gnome-session, i log in, wait upto 1 or 2 minutes,
then finally the applet shows up and starts to look for a network .. Honestly
when i log in i want to already be connected and up and running, and not
waiting for some mysterious process to be complete! :-) I've first had this
behaviour with RH ES 4, so i figured it was the old code, reinstalled to FC4,
later even rawhide, and the behaviour has stayed the same.
Secondly its a huge bother that it keeps asking for the keyring password when
it starts up .. When i use system-config-network, or windows xp to connect to
a wireless network it doesn't bother me anymore and just 'works'. However
network manager insists on prompting me for a password before connecting.. And
i already logged in and gave a password! Not sure if this is a keyring 'bug',
but this process of multiple authentications made it bothersom to me to use
Lastly i thought it was weird that nm-applet didn't show up in the 'add applet
to panel' list, i had to add it to the session manually for it to work..
Like i said, other then those things i LOVE this app, so it really feels like
such a shame such things get in the way :-)
Ps the 'expected behaviour' would be that when i log in, i'm connected to the
wireless network, if a known one is found .. No delayes and definatly no
password prompts either (i mean, browser with password&personal info, mail
with password info, ssh keys, etc don't require an -extra- password to work
either do they?)
*** Bug 174467 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
This bug is bad because it mentions several different bugs, annoyances and
feature requests in the same place. You should open individual bugs for each issue.
re-opening 174467 then.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 154652 ***