Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 473181
[regression] missing "other network" option in nm-applet
Last modified: 2008-12-02 17:17:28 EST
In Fedora 9 there was an option "connect to other network" in nm-applet, with which I was able to select a pre-configured wireless network (with static IP address).
In Fedora 10 this option is not available any more. Instead, there is an option "connect to hidden network", which asks for the encryption key, and does not use the IP information pre-configured, so it tries to get DHCP in a network which there is no DHCP server available.
Forgot to say that the network uses hiden SSID, so it is not listed when I click on nm-applet.
The "connect to other network" option was simply renamed "connect to hidden" to reflect what it's acutally used for. There is still a dropdown with which you can select the pre-configured network. Are you not seeing that "Connection:" dropdown?
No, the drop down is not available. If I type in manually all the necessary information to connect to this network, it associates then tries to get DHCP, but obviously it won't work. Only after that I can see the network in the list, and a little arrow next to it, over which I can hover and see a list of profiles, which one is the one I have previously created with the fixed IP address that I need.
Ok, don't know what happened, but I can see the network on the drop down box now. :)