Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 484840
GateWay ML6270 - RTL8187B fails when creating Ad-hoc network on Fedora 10
Last modified: 2009-11-10 20:01:47 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
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
Failure to create Ad-Hoc wireless network
Successful creation of ad-hoc wireless network
Can you try the updated 188.8.131.52 kernel? Success of this operation is highly driver dependent.
yum upgrade kernel*
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
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!