Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 249932
installation does not allow encrypted WPA wireless connection
Last modified: 2008-06-16 21:59:30 EDT
Description of problem:
This is mainly a problem of the fedora OS installer. During network
configuration it never gives an option to configure an encrypted connection.
The installer decides, all by itself, to set up an unencrypted wireless
connection. The situation becomes really bad when the installation is complete
and the system is rebooted. Since my AP won't allow an unencrypted connection,
the boot process hangs for about 30-40 seconds trying (in vain) to acquire an
IP for the wireless connection. In the end, it manages to find a random
unsecured AP in the neighborhood and acquires an IP from it! This is a very
undesirable situation (stealing somebody else's bandwidth is not legal
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
The fedora installer should allow the user to configure wireless for encrypted
WPA/WPA2 etc. Alternatively, it should avoid connecting to any random insecure
wireless AP in the neighborhood. There should be some option that would allow
the user to restrict where the wireless device can connect to.
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