Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 413781
reconnection to network is interupted by a prompt for a WPA/WPA2 passphrase
Last modified: 2009-01-09 00:26:18 EST
Description of problem:
When my wireless network connection is interupted (who knows why) instead of
just reconnecting (which should be possible) I am prompted for my WPA passphrase.
Strangely, NetworkManager doesn't need any passphrase to reconnect. I know this
because if I cancel the dialog (without supplying a passphrase) then it just
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Every time NetworkManager drops the connection.
Welcome to the recently introduced b43 hell. See, for example, bug 412861
Just to clear up any confusion, I'm using:
03:03.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2915ABG Network
Connection (rev 05)
I'm not sure this has anything to do the the b43 hell and I've been seeing it
since f8 came out (and was just a little slow to report the problem)
(In reply to comment #2)
> Just to clear up any confusion, I'm using:
> 03:03.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2915ABG Network
> Connection (rev 05)
> I'm not sure this has anything to do the the b43 hell and I've been seeing it
> since f8 came out (and was just a little slow to report the problem)
Alexei is talking bullshit. It's as simple as this.
Is there any additional information I can provide that may help this bug get
resolved faster? Is there anything at all that I can do? I seem to be
experiencing it too, or at least something very similar, with a fully up to date
Fedora 8 system.
One example of the problem for me would be the connection is dropped for
whatever reason, then NetworkManager attempts to reconnect but shows me the
wireless secrets required box. Even if I enter the correct secrets (for either
my home wpa-psk or my school's wpa-enterprise networks) it will only sometimes
connect. If I press cancel and choose the network from nm-applet, I am again
asked and it again fails (usually). I then open up system-config-services and
restart networkmanager. I am then usually able to connect, providing none of the
other networkmanager bugs get in the way.
I have an Intel 3945 card in an HP Pavilion dv2500t laptop. I would really like
to do what I can to help get this resolved.
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