Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 373181
system-config-network breaks wireless encryption configurations if connection is edited
Last modified: 2016-12-23 14:05:08 EST
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Description of problem:
Using Network Manager with iwl3945 wireless on a thinkpad T60.
To repeat bug:
Remove all network configurations and then reboot.
Create a wireless network config - wlan0 with iwl3945 driver, specifying managed network, ssid, and 128bit wep key beginning with '0x'. The configuration works.
Next, reboot. The configuration still works. Then, if I edit the configuration and view the wep key, then save, without changing anything, the configuration no longer works. /sbin/iwconfig shows that the encryption key has been changed to something else. Reentering the wep key doesn't fix it. Deleting the configuration is the only way to fix it.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. see above
You shouldn't be prefixing the key with 0x. If you're entering a hex key, be
sure to choose WEP 40/128-bit Hexadecimal Key. How exactly are you "viewing the
WEP key" and editing the connection?
apologies. I'm in the gui system-config-network 1.4.3. This is not network
manager. system-config-network is showing me the wep key, and it requests it
prefaced with 0x. Upon saving after no edits, the configuration breaks.
How do the /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-* files look like after editing?
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