Bug 429622 - NetworkManager association with WPA is unreliable.
NetworkManager association with WPA is unreliable.
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: NetworkManager (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Dan Williams
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-01-21 18:24 EST by Philippe Troin
Modified: 2009-01-07 17:35 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-01-07 17:35:05 EST
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Description Philippe Troin 2008-01-21 18:24:13 EST
Description of problem:
Associating with a WPA-protected access point works unreliably.
Associations will fail 90% of the times and will succeed once in a while.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Using ipw2200.

How reproducible:
Most of the times.

Additional info:
Turn on the RF-kill switch, waiting a few seconds and turning it off increases
the chances of a successful association.
Stopping NetworkManager, waiting a few seconds and turning it back on also
increases the chances of a successful association.

I've also noticed that "iwconfig" reports no encryption keys when NetworkManager
is trying to associate.  This always leads to a failing association.

Comment 1 Philippe Troin 2008-01-23 22:32:55 EST
Bug is still present in NetworkManager-0.7.0-0.6.7.svn3204.fc8.i386.
Comment 2 Philippe Troin 2008-01-28 14:22:02 EST
One extra data point:
After testing with a Linksys AP, the problem seems to happen only with Apple
Airport Extreme access points.
These access points seem to offer both WEP and WPA at the same time.
This might confuse NM.

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Comment 4 Philippe Troin 2009-01-07 17:35:05 EST
Now fixed, even in F8.

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