Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 183653
bcm43xx works fine with iwconfig but not with NM
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:25 EST
Description of problem:
I can connect to my wireless network (WEP) using the command line tools, but NM
doesn't seem to be able to connect. Wired networking works just fine.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Turn on my iBook
2. Get prompted for WEP key; enter it
3. Watch spinning icon ... it ends with the no connection icon
No wireless connection
Connect to wireless network just as I can do with iwconfig
See attached /var/log/messages (stripped of what I think is irrelevant information)
Created attachment 125538 [details]
Adding as blocker for FC5. Feel free to remove if this isn't important enough
for a blocker.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 180369 ***
Please try this again with the 2.6.16-1.2070 or later kernel, which has a bunch
of fixes to make bcm43xx less picky about the order in which various
initialisation functions are performed.
Are those fixes that were included in verision 2.6.16-1.2070 this still valid
for kernels version 2.6.17? It seems to screw up pretty dramatically with
version 2.6.17-1.2145 and 2157 here ... I'm just wondering if those patches got
removed or otherwise went unchecked ?
(In reply to comment #5)
> Are those fixes that were included in verision 2.6.16-1.2070 this still valid
> for kernels version 2.6.17? It seems to screw up pretty dramatically with
> version 2.6.17-1.2145 and 2157 here ... I'm just wondering if those patches got
> removed or otherwise went unchecked ?
I actually have pretty good luck at home and work but had a terrible time at OLS
last week. I assumed it was very touchy about APs but maybe it's something else.
Ubuntu seems to have patched wpa_supplicant and NetworkManager to fix this...
But I'm not sure what was part of this "update" that fixed their issues...