Bug 484840 - GateWay ML6270 - RTL8187B fails when creating Ad-hoc network on Fedora 10
GateWay ML6270 - RTL8187B fails when creating Ad-hoc network on Fedora 10
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: NetworkManager (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Dan Williams
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-02-10 03:48 EST by overmydeadlaube
Modified: 2009-11-10 20:01 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-11-10 20:01:47 EST
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Description overmydeadlaube 2009-02-10 03:48:35 EST
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Gateway ML6270 has an onboard Realtek RTL8187B chipset, it fails
to create an Ad-hoc network in any type of security mode. NetworkManager begins to create Ad-hoc network but fails and goes back to join local wireless network

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Left click on NetWork Manager
2. Create new wireless network
3. Choose any security setting.

1. sudo ifconfig wlan0 down
2. sudo iwconfig wlan0 essid any mode Ad-Hoc
3. sudo ifconfig wlan0 up
SIOCSIFFLAGS: Operation not supported

Actual Results:  
Failure to create Ad-Hoc wireless network

Expected Results:  
Successful creation of ad-hoc wireless network
Comment 1 Dan Williams 2009-02-10 15:00:16 EST
Can you try the updated kernel?  Success of this operation is highly driver dependent.

As root:

yum upgrade kernel*
Comment 2 Niels Haase 2009-04-10 16:04:26 EDT
Reporter, could you please reply to the previous question? If you won't reply in one month, I will have to close this bug as INSUFFICIENT_DATA. Thank you.

Fedora Bugzappers volunteer triage team
Comment 3 Dan Williams 2009-11-10 20:01:47 EST
Please re-open if this isn't fixed by the latest F10 kernel.  It's also likely that Fedora 11 fixes your bug, so you may wish to try that as well.  Thanks!

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