Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 213297
Setting wifi Mode to "Auto", the Channel is forced and I have to enter it manually!
Last modified: 2009-07-14 14:27:53 EDT
Description of problem:
When I use system-config-network tool to set the settings for my ipw2200 Wifi
card, I use Mode=Auto, The "Channel" field is enabled, and the number in the
box, is saved to file. That is, I must specify the correct channel number! By
default it was channel=1, so my wifi could not connect at all. When I delete the
channel=1 line from ifcfg-eth0, then perform system-config-network restart, the
wifi card connected correctly
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Login as root, open system-config-network
2. Double click on the wifi interface, choose "Wireless settings" tab, choose
3. Click "OK" save & exit. The CHANNEL=1 field is saved to ifcfg-eth0
4. WiFi will not connect unless the Access Point is working on channel 1 by
CHANNEL=1 is saved to file, forcing the channel
The CHANNEL line should not be written to file at all
I marked priority as high, since this in effect breaks WiFi for all people
unless they know their channel number!
I've confirmed this bug in system-config-network 1.3.96: I worked around it by
changing the CHANNEL=1 line to CHANNEL=0, but since system-config-network only
allows channels 1-14, it replaces 0 with 1 whenever it is run.
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I've added option "auto" to channel selector, so it's not forced anymore.
Should be in next update.
per last comment assuming "next update" refers to rawhide. changing version and
placing in modified
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
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