Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 496059
Hidden SSID+WPA2Enterprise doesn't enable Connect button in dialog
Last modified: 2009-12-18 04:15:50 EST
Description of problem:
There is still disabled Connect button in dialog for connecting to hidden wireless network after choosing existing wifi profile (WPA2 Enterprise). When I use New and fill the dialog from scratch everything is working properly.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
The problem appears when I want to connect to hidden wireless network using NetworkManager applet. In dialog connecting to hidden wireless network I choose predefined connection with WPA2 Enterprise and Apply button remains disabled.
Steps to Reproduce:
Create new wireless profile with wireless security using:
WPA & WPA2 Enterprise
password for user key
In NetworkManager applet use "Connect to hidden wireless network"
Choose created profile in step 1.
Apply button remains disabled
Enable Apply button
The workaround is fill the Connect to hidden wireless network dialog from scratch and then Apply button is enabled.
If you want to connect second time don't choose predefined profile but only type SSID and click Connect. After this the hidden network is listed in applet and you can connect.
This bug has been triaged.
I am able to reproduce the bug. But i think you mean the "Connect" button in the "Connect to Hidden Wireless Network" (please see my attached screenshot to ensure that we are having the same issue). The problem is maybe that the "Private Key Password" filed is blank (but can't changed because its grayed out too.)
The same problem appears if you try to edit the connection and want to use "Apply" button if no private key is entered. Then the button is also grayed out.
Fedora Bugzappers volunteer triage team
Created attachment 339911 [details]
screenshot of grayed out connect button
First, I'm sorry for late response.
Sure. We mean the same button.
I don't know why you have the password field empty (I've filled the password during creating profile so I assume it's used here). I have this field filled with dots. But the connect button is grayed out.
confirmed in NM 0.7.x as well
upstream fix is:
Will get this into an NM update soon.
Try this update please:
and let me know if it fixes your problem. Thanks!
NetworkManager-0.7.1.998-1.fc11, mobile-broadband-provider-info-1.20090918-1.fc11 has been pushed to the Fedora 11 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
If you want to test the update, you can install it with
su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update NetworkManager mobile-broadband-provider-info'. You can provide feedback for this update here: http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F11/FEDORA-2009-10696
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I'm sorry I'm unable to test it in Fedora 10. I upgraded to F11. I don't have this problem in F11. NM works without problem after upgrade to F11.
I can test it in F11 if you describe how to reproduce it in F11.
Thanks a lot.
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