Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 235394
can't connect to wep-protected network after key change; can with iwconfig
Last modified: 2008-04-04 09:39:01 EDT
Description of problem:
A wireless network I use changed wep keys recently. I now cannot re-connect.
Using iwconfig on the command line, I *can* get a dhcp lease.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
I've rebooted and still can't connect.
There's no prompt for you to enter a new key?
Sorry, I should have said that I am prompted but after entering the new key it
just spins and comes back again. Watching /var/log/messages indicates that the
dhclient calls aren't receiving anything and after it tries all the different
intervals, it returns. Using the same key on the command line does work - even
while the NM dialogue asking for a new one is sitting there. This is at work, BTW.
And dhcdbd is running?
Created attachment 151781 [details]
tail -f /var/log/messages
Here's me tailing /var/log/messages during the negotiations attempts. I've
stripped out addresses and ssids. I tried once copying and pasting the key as
Passphrase and once as Hex. I then tried editing my gconf key directly and
pasting in the new key. I finally gave up and plugged in my wired connection.
dhcdbd appears to be running:
$ ps aux | grep dhcdbd
root 2092 0.0 0.0 2056 868 ? Ss 12:35 0:00 /sbin/dhcdbd
I'm now running today's rawhide and I've rebooted to this kernel:
This is on a T42 Thinkpad FWIW.
Based on the date this bug was created, it appears to have been reported
against rawhide during the development of a Fedora release that is no
longer maintained. In order to refocus our efforts as a project we are
flagging all of the open bugs for releases which are no longer
maintained. If this bug remains in NEEDINFO thirty (30) days from now,
we will automatically close it.
If you can reproduce this bug in a maintained Fedora version (7, 8, or
rawhide), please change this bug to the respective version and change
the status to ASSIGNED. (If you're unable to change the bug's version
or status, add a comment to the bug and someone will change it for you.)
Thanks for your help, and we apologize again that we haven't handled
these issues to this point.
The process we're following is outlined here:
We will be following the process here:
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BugZappers/HouseKeeping to ensure this
doesn't happen again.
Chris helped me fix this in person. There was something wrong with my gconf
keys or something.