Bug 177060 - NetworkManager overrides user link speed setting.
NetworkManager overrides user link speed setting.
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: NetworkManager (Show other bugs)
powerpc Linux
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Assigned To: Christopher Aillon
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Reported: 2006-01-05 16:05 EST by Andrew Overholt
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-01-06 17:46:56 EST
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Description Andrew Overholt 2006-01-05 16:05:08 EST
Description of problem:
bcm43xx fails to associate with AP

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

How reproducible:
Always (for me).

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Attempt to associate with your WEP-enabled AP:
        ip link set eth0 up
        iwconfig eth0 enc your-wep-key-here
        iwconfig eth0 essid your-essid-here
2. dhclient eth0
Actual results:
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to port 67 interval {6, 10, ...}
SoftMAC:  Authentication timed out with <access point MAC>
SoftMAC: cannot associate without being authenticated, requested authentication

Expected results:
Association and DHCP lease acquisition.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Andrew Overholt 2006-01-05 16:40:48 EST
David Woodhouse suggested setting the rate to 11M.  This works for me if I am
using iwconfig.  NetworkManager seems to want to set the rate back to the
default (54M) no matter what I do.  Is this a NM bug or is there some way to
change the default?
Comment 2 Dave Jones 2006-01-06 17:30:36 EST
sounds like it.
The problems with 54M are known upstream, and will get worked out at some point.

regardless of whether 54M works though, NM shouldn't change the settings if the
user knows better than it does.
Comment 3 David Woodhouse 2006-01-06 17:46:56 EST
NM is a GNOME application. GNOME users aren't allowed to know better. Closing.
Comment 4 David Woodhouse 2006-03-22 11:02:43 EST
The bcm43xx driver in 2.6.16-1.2070_FC5 and later should default to 11M, even
when NetworkManager resets it. NetworkManager isn't setting the rate explicitly
to 54M; it's just resetting it to the driver's default.

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