Bug 603031 - Fix for timeout when connecting to wireless network.
Summary: Fix for timeout when connecting to wireless network.
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: wpa_supplicant   
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Version: 14
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Dan Williams
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2010-06-11 11:03 UTC by Roy Dragseth
Modified: 2012-08-16 17:55 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2012-08-16 17:55:57 UTC
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Description Roy Dragseth 2010-06-11 11:03:10 UTC
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):
Fedora 12


How reproducible:

Try to connect to eduroam with nm-applet or knetworkmanager.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try to connect to ssid eduroam
Actual results:
Connection fails.

Expected results:
Successful connection.

Additional info:
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.

Comment 1 Roy Dragseth 2010-06-15 08:52:07 UTC
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.  


Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2010-07-30 12:05:59 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 14 development cycle.
Changing version to '14'.

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