Bug 235394 - can't connect to wep-protected network after key change; can with iwconfig
can't connect to wep-protected network after key change; can with iwconfig
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: NetworkManager (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Dan Williams
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Reported: 2007-04-05 11:29 EDT by Andrew Overholt
Modified: 2008-04-04 09:39 EDT (History)
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tail -f /var/log/messages (18.88 KB, text/plain)
2007-04-05 12:54 EDT, Andrew Overholt
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Description Andrew Overholt 2007-04-05 11:29:27 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):

How reproducible:
I've rebooted and still can't connect.
Comment 1 Christopher Aillon 2007-04-05 11:35:28 EDT
There's no prompt for you to enter a new key?
Comment 2 Andrew Overholt 2007-04-05 12:02:08 EDT
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.
Comment 3 Christopher Aillon 2007-04-05 12:40:30 EDT
And dhcdbd is running?
Comment 4 Andrew Overholt 2007-04-05 12:54:34 EDT
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.
Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2008-04-03 19:57:30 EDT
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against rawhide during the development of a Fedora release that is no
longer maintained.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
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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:
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Comment 6 Andrew Overholt 2008-04-04 09:39:01 EDT
Chris helped me fix this in person.  There was something wrong with my gconf
keys or something.

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