Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 432292
Unable to save config and connect to wireless network with Network Manager
Last modified: 2009-01-09 00:58:13 EST
Description of problem:
When I try to connect to our wireless network at work, the NetworkManager applet
will not let me configure a connection with dynamic wep. After filling out all
the required information, the connect button remains grey.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Select the network to connect to. Select dynamic wep in the popup that comes up.
Fill in identity, user cert, ca cert, and key cert. As soon as any information
is entered, the connect button turns grey. Even after specifying all required
data, the button remains grey.
Steps to Reproduce:
Unable to save network information and connect
Network information entered and stored
I am able to manually connect using wpa_supplicant. The wireless network at work
is using a hidden SSID and since we are using Cisco access points, the same
access point is broadcasting another public SSID that does not use encryption
for use by visitors. The non-guest wireless network uses IEEE8021X key
management and requires a certificate to authenticate. When the network manager
applet config screen comes up and dynamic wep is selected, the connect button
turns grey after entering the first character in the identity field.
I am using the b43 module and the wireless card in my laptop reported by lspci
is: Broadcom Corporation BCM94311MCG wlan mini-PCI (rev 01)
What format are your certificate files in? PEM or DER format? Did you enter
the private key password at all?
The CA cert and user/key cert are in PEM format. Yes, I entered a private key
password as well.
Any additional information needed?
As a side note, I also have /etc/dhclient-exit-hooks making some dynamic updates
to our dns servers every time an ip address is leased. This works fine when ifup
is used to manage networking, but does not seem to work when NetworkManager is used.
What are the filenames of your user and CA certificates and your private key?
Can you paste in the successful wpa_supplicant configuration block you're using?
I've also used openssl to convert and create a .pem version of the private key
as well. Neither seems to work in NetworkManager.
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