Bug 64648 - iwconfig fails to turn off encryption
Summary: iwconfig fails to turn off encryption
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: wireless-tools   
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Version: 7.3
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact: Aaron Brown
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Reported: 2002-05-09 02:12 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:27 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2003-02-13 18:24:13 UTC
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Description Need Real Name 2002-05-09 02:12:04 UTC
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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.

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How reproducible:

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

Additional info:

Comment 1 Edmond Hui 2002-05-17 19:08:40 UTC
It seem to fail tune to 11Mb data rate on Orinoco card

Comment 2 Matt Domsch 2002-06-21 22:09:42 UTC
Confirmed that -23-2 fails to turn off encryption on my Dell Latitude C400 with
wvlan_cs driver.  The -24 package fixes this.

Comment 3 Adam Thompson 2002-08-15 19:20:10 UTC
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.

Comment 4 Matt Domsch 2003-02-13 18:24:13 UTC
Fixed in Red Hat Linux 8.0 at least.  Closing.

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