Bug 186480 - If a wireless network card is determined to be unable to handle creating an adhoc network, it should tell the user
If a wireless network card is determined to be unable to handle creating an a...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: NetworkManager (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Dan Williams
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Reported: 2006-03-23 14:55 EST by Suzanne Hillman
Modified: 2008-05-06 11:37 EDT (History)
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Description Suzanne Hillman 2006-03-23 14:55:31 EST
Description of problem:
If a wireless network card is determined to be unable to handle creating an
adhoc network, it should tell the user. Apparently the message in
/var/log/messages "Activation (dev17652/wireless): association took too long
(>20s), failing activation" indicates that is the case.

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

How reproducible:
Always, with appropriate hardware

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Find a card which cannot handle creating an adhoc wireless network (eg, the
default one in the Sony Vaio in DesktopQA, which looks to be ipw2200, Intel
PRO/wireless 2200BG), with FC5 Gold on it, and with the necessary firmware on it
2. Verify that the card is working by connecting to a wireless network.
3. Use the "Create new wireless network" option to try to create an adhoc network.
Actual results:
Fails with "Activation (dev17652/wireless): association took too long (>20s),
failing activation" in /var/log/messages, but just fails silently as far as a
regular user is concerned.

Expected results:
Should tell the user that their card does not support this activity, and
preferably disable the ability to even try to create a new wireless network with
this particular card.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Aric 2006-04-03 15:33:50 EDT
I think this bug might be named incorrectly.  I have an ipw2200 on my laptop,
and I use ad-hoc connections at home all the time.  The problem with
NetworkManager is that it apparently doesn't support ad-hoc mode.  If I use it
to connect to an ad-hoc network, something keeps switching the mode to managed.
 If I manually change it back (iwconfig eth1 mode ad-hoc), it works for a while
until something changes it back to managed.
Comment 2 petrosyan 2008-03-10 23:25:40 EDT
Fedora Core 5 is no longer maintained. Is this bug still present in Fedora 7 or
Fedora 8?
Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2008-04-03 22:13:18 EDT
Fedora apologizes that these issues have not been resolved yet. We're
sorry it's taken so long for your bug to be properly triaged and acted
on. We appreciate the time you took to report this issue and want to
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Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2008-05-06 11:37:13 EDT
This bug is open for a Fedora version that is no longer maintained and
will not be fixed by Fedora. Therefore we are closing this bug.

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