Bug 496059 - Hidden SSID+WPA2Enterprise doesn't enable Connect button in dialog
Summary: Hidden SSID+WPA2Enterprise doesn't enable Connect button in dialog
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: NetworkManager
Version: 10
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Dan Williams
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2009-04-16 11:39 UTC by Ludek Finstrle
Modified: 2009-12-18 09:15 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-12-18 09:15:50 UTC
Type: ---

Attachments (Terms of Use)
screenshot of grayed out connect button (34.11 KB, image/png)
2009-04-16 19:55 UTC, Niels Haase
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Description Ludek Finstrle 2009-04-16 11:39:00 UTC
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):

How reproducible:
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
your identity
user certificate
ca certificate
user key
password for user key

In NetworkManager applet use "Connect to hidden wireless network"

Choose created profile in step 1.
Actual results:
Apply button remains disabled

Expected results:
Enable Apply button

Additional info:
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.

Comment 1 Niels Haase 2009-04-16 19:53:48 UTC
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

Comment 2 Niels Haase 2009-04-16 19:55:13 UTC
Created attachment 339911 [details]
screenshot of grayed out connect button

Comment 3 Ludek Finstrle 2009-05-08 19:13:39 UTC
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.

Comment 4 Dan Williams 2009-10-16 23:04:11 UTC
confirmed in NM 0.7.x as well

Comment 5 Dan Williams 2009-10-16 23:39:11 UTC
upstream fix is:

06b820cb281a1f62762b7ceb855f076f71469bb6 (0.7.x)

Will get this into an NM update soon.

Comment 6 Dan Williams 2009-10-30 16:40:02 UTC
Try this update please:


and let me know if it fixes your problem.  Thanks!

Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2009-11-04 12:33:54 UTC
NetworkManager-, 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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Comment 10 Ludek Finstrle 2009-11-22 10:48:31 UTC
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.

Comment 11 Fedora Update System 2009-12-07 07:35:18 UTC
mobile-broadband-provider-info-1.20090918-1.fc11, NetworkManager-0.7.2-1.fc11 has been pushed to the Fedora 11 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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