Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 178629
NetworkManager does not automatically reconnect to APs with hidden ESSIDs
Last modified: 2008-01-10 18:42:06 EST
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Description of problem:
NetworkManager does not reconnect to APs with hidden essids on rebooting.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try to connect to an AP that is not broadcasting its ESSID.
2. Use the "connect to other wireless network option" from the NMInfo applet
3. Provide the ESSID when prompted
4. Reboot w/ save current settings checked.
Actual Results: Had to use the "connect to other wireless network option" from the NMInfo applet
and specify the essid although NM has successfully connected to this AP in the past.
Expected Results: NM should remember prior APs; even if ESSIDS are hidden.
NM behaves as expected when the AP's ESSID is broadcast.
This report targets the FC3 or FC4 products, which have now been EOL'd.
Could you please check that it still applies to a current Fedora release, and
either update the target product or close it ?
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 373841 ***