Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 217260
NetworkManager doesn't set shared/restricted on WEP key in bcm43xx iface
Last modified: 2008-08-02 19:40:35 EDT
Description of problem:
NetworkManager says it is setting SHARED key, but key is not set.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
run NetworkManager in a terminal (rather than as daemon).
Tell NetworkManager applet to connect to accesspoint that uses shared key WEP
Enter key into dialog that pops up, and watch output from terminal window.
It says it sets SHARED, sets key, ...
If you type iwconfig while it is associating, it says key is "open" not
"restricted". Fails to connect.
associated and DHCP success.
If I manually use iwconfig as follows, rather than NetworkManager, it works:
iwconfig eth1 essid myessid key 1234512345 restricted
ifconfig eth1 up
and if I do the iwconfig line above before telling NetworkManager to associate
with the accesspoint via the applet, it *also works*
I suspect (reading the code of nm-ap-security-wep.c that the problem is that the
call to make the key "SHARED" occurs prior to the call to set the key, and that
this is not stored in the bcm43xx driver.
Since I don't know whether there are rules about the order of commands to the
wireless extensions, I don't know if this is a bug in NetworkManager or a
problem in bcm43xx driver in the kernel.
I believe recent versions of NM handle this correctly and allow you to specify
the auth method for WEP. Can you test with NM 0.6.5 or later?
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