Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 603031
Fix for timeout when connecting to wireless network.
Last modified: 2012-08-16 13:55:59 EDT
Description of problem:
We (me and some colleagues) have had repeated problems connecting to the eduroam network (www.eduroam.org). After some digging we have found that it is a timout issue that can be easily resolved with a parameter change in wpa_supplicant. The solution was found in a ubuntu forum:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Try to connect to eduroam with nm-applet or knetworkmanager.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try to connect to ssid eduroam
The problem goes away if the following is added to /etc/sysconfig/wpa_supplicant
# fix timeout issues
(the export line is probably redundant)
The default timeout seems to be 5 which is too short for a system where the authentication is federated back to your home institution which can be in another country.
Please ignore this proposed bug fix. It seems like the MAX_WPA_PIDFILE_WAIT fix was debian specific and is now even removed from the debian setup.
I'm still investigating this problem.
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 14 development cycle.
Changing version to '14'.
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