Bug 328311 - NetworkManager isn't allowing a wifi connection
Summary: NetworkManager isn't allowing a wifi connection
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: NetworkManager
Version: 8
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Dan Williams
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Whiteboard: bzcl34nup
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-10-11 20:01 UTC by Tyson
Modified: 2014-10-06 12:41 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 04:56:45 UTC
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Description Tyson 2007-10-11 20:01:13 UTC
Description of problem:
There seems to be no way of activating my wireless even though it says that it's
detecting access points I click on an access point and it gives me a passphrase
but I can't click on "connect" ??? I'm not sure why, but when I also go and
check on the NetworkManager properties...  It says that the device is not
activated? and so I activated it only for it to tell me to check connection?  

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
The version released with F8 Test 3 

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Login
2. Goto network manager and select connection
3. gives you a prompt for passphrase and just gets stuck there with a cancel
button open
Actual results:

Expected results:

Additional info:

I can't even get on the internet with my laptop so I can't post any info...
sorry...  And I'm not sure what to post in this instance...

Comment 1 Dan Williams 2007-10-11 21:12:23 UTC
NetworkManager thinks your AP is advertising encryption.  Is it WEP encrypted? 
The version in F8T3 does not support WEP passphrases, so you must use the 10 or
26 character hexadecimal WEP key (Apple calls this the Equivalent Network Password).

Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2008-04-04 14:03:41 UTC
Based on the date this bug was created, it appears to have been reported
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Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2008-11-26 07:57:54 UTC
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Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2009-01-09 04:56:45 UTC
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