Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 474519
WPA/WPA2 encryption not supported by system-config-network
Last modified: 2008-12-04 04:49:33 EST
Description of problem:
When creating a new wireless connection by means of s-c-n, only WEP encryption is available.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Launch s-c-n.
2. Create a new wireless connection.
The GUI only offers WEP encryption by entering the associated key.
WPA/WPA2 encryption can be configured, too.
- Now that NM can handle system wide configuration files ifcfg-* which allows to provide network connectivity before user login and even has superseded the standard network service, it is important to allow for WPA/WPA2 configuration since WEP encryption is deprecated and most APs are now set up for WPA/WPA2 [or, at least, it is highly recommended to do so].
- NM allows to set up WPA/WPA2 for quite a while now but connections created this way are only available to a local user after the boot procedure has completed and the user has logged in.
Bug 154348 is related to this issue.
WPA is only possible with NetworkManager. There is no initscripts/wpa-supplicant support in the standard network scripts.