Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 213113
NM should honor default wpa_supplicant configuration for a given ESSID
Last modified: 2008-01-03 12:48:14 EST
Description of problem:
In my setup, wpa_supplicant is able to authenticate with the access point using
its own configuration file. NetworkManager thrashes this configuration, and is
unable to configure wpa_supplicant to do the same.
The reason why NM is unable to configure the supplicant properly is a matter for
another bug. This one is about missing "select AP->use default WS config"
functionality. The only workaround for now is to completely disable NM.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 0.6.4-5.fc6
How reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create working wpa_supplicat.conf
2. Start NetworkManager
Should authenticate properly as soon as requested ESSID is selected in NM-applet
NM uses the D-Bus config interface, not the wpa_supplicant config file.
Configuration information for NM is kept in a more unified format for the user
and in the distros default format (/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-*) for
system connections. Using wpa_supplicant.conf doesn't really provide and
benefit and is the wrong place to store the information.