Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 64648
iwconfig fails to turn off encryption
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:27:24 EDT
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Description of problem:
The version of iwconfig .23 that is shipped with RedHat 7.3 has a bug
that prevents it from turning off the encryption settings (possibly modifying
them as well?). A fix is provided in version .24 of the wireless tools. I have
upgraded the wireless-tools rpm in 7.3 to .24 - I only had to port the makefile
patch. Let me know if you want it.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Plug in card
2.type: /sbin/iwconfig eth0 enc off
3.View encryption settings
Actual Results: Encryption was not turned off on the card
Expected Results: Encryption should have been turned off
It seem to fail tune to 11Mb data rate on Orinoco card
Confirmed that -23-2 fails to turn off encryption on my Dell Latitude C400 with
wvlan_cs driver. The -24 package fixes this.
Possible workaround: in /etc/pcmcia/wireless, edit the relevant section for
your card, and set ENC=none in that file.
It appears that encryption cannot be turned off once turned on, but things work
OK if it never gets turned on in the first place.
Fixed in Red Hat Linux 8.0 at least. Closing.