Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 245624
iwlwifi fails to connect to unsecured or open network
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:08 EST
Description of problem:
Fails to connect to unsecured networks (ipw3945 driver can be
made to), but will connect to WPA secured network.
May be connected to bug 242469 "NetworkManager will not connect to open wireless
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Have tried GNER and TMobile hotspots, as well as home
router (though that last test may have been confused
by the above NetworkManager bug).
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start F7
2. Open NetworkManager applet
3. Select an unsecured network
NetworkManager shows that it's attempting to
connect. After a length of time (order 1 minute),
it gives up the connection attempt.
Connects to the network.
ipw3945 drivers from Freshrpms appear to work
on my local router (after taking bug 242469
into account). Booting the machine into
Windows worked for GNER and TMobile hotspots.
Medium severity; connecting to hotspots is a
significant use of a wireless chipset.
Please ask if more information required.
Created attachment 157783 [details]
/var/log/messages diff before and after attempting to connect
Created attachment 157784 [details]
Diff dmesg before and after attempting to connect
Further testing shows I can configure and connect to an open wireless network
with both iwl and ipw drivers using system-config-network, and that neither
driver will reliably connect using NetworkManager (success appears to have been
a fluke). The fault appears to lie in NetworkManager, marking as duplicate of
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 242469 ***