Bug 474519 - WPA/WPA2 encryption not supported by system-config-network
WPA/WPA2 encryption not supported by system-config-network
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: system-config-network (Show other bugs)
noarch Linux
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Assigned To: Harald Hoyer
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-12-04 04:21 EST by Joachim Frieben
Modified: 2008-12-04 04:49 EST (History)
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Description Joachim Frieben 2008-12-04 04:21:49 EST
Description of problem:
When creating a new wireless connection by means of s-c-n, only WEP encryption is available.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Launch s-c-n.
2. Create a new wireless connection.
Actual results:
The GUI only offers WEP encryption by entering the associated key.

Expected results:
WPA/WPA2 encryption can be configured, too.

Additional info:
- 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system wide configuration files ifcfg-* which allows to provide network connectivity before user login and even has superseded the standard network service, it is important to allow for WPA/WPA2 configuration since WEP encryption is deprecated and most APs are now set up for WPA/WPA2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.
Comment 1 Joachim Frieben 2008-12-04 04:30:47 EST
Bug 154348 is related to this issue.
Comment 2 Harald Hoyer 2008-12-04 04:49:33 EST
WPA is only possible with NetworkManager. There is no initscripts/wpa-supplicant support in the standard network scripts.

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