Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 52252
Default settings in wireless.opts cause redhat-config-network to fail
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:36:08 EDT
Description of Problem:
The default options in the /etc/pcmcia/wireless.opts file for the wvlan_cs
include the setting of several options including ESSID, MODE, RATE, and
KEY. Because the redhat-config-network tool does not write all these
options if the values are left empty the settings in wireless.opts take hold.
For example if the user has a wireless lan with the following settings:
ESSID = HomeLAN
MODE = Managed
FREQ = ""
CHANNEL = 1
RATE = auto
KEY = ""
The redhat-config-network tools writes the following values to the ifcfg
The missing FREQ and KEY values are then used from wireless.opts which may
cause the configuration of the network interface to fail.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Roswell 2 i386 Laptop Install RC1 / BETA4 release
Steps to Reproduce:
See above example.
I think redhat-config-network should write out all the values;
shipping defaults that have no ESSID/key is not what I want.
This defect is considered SHOULD-FIX for Fairfax.
Still waiting for updated redhat-config-network to re test this. Please update
this bug when a new test package becomes available.
fixed in CVS ... have to make a package now ... patience ;)