Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 429622
NetworkManager association with WPA is unreliable.
Last modified: 2009-01-07 17:35:05 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):
Most of the times.
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.
Bug is still present in NetworkManager-0.7.0-0.6.7.svn3204.fc8.i386.
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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