Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 703471
NetworkManager does not autoconnect for a wireless network without broadcast
Last modified: 2011-06-28 04:20:06 EDT
Description of problem:
I have a Dell Latitude D630 laptop. After resume, NetworkManager does not reconnect even though I have the autoconnect option checked in settings.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. close laptop lid
2. open laptop lid
3. no reconnect
I do have a hidden ESSID. I don't know if that matters or not.
Created attachment 501557 [details]
dmesg output on resume
I've attached the output of dmesg from after resuming when I opened the lid. Could it have something to do with the iwl3945 message toward the bottom?
I changed the title of this bug after realizing that the network will not start automatically on boot up either. And after testing with a different network that does not hide the ESSID, I have concluded that it will not automatically connect to a network with a hidden ESSID (broadcast off).
close https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=707434 as duplicate of this bug?
I'm not sure if they're duplicates or not. The other reporter claims to not be able to connect at all. I can connect manually, but on reboot or resume from suspend, it will not connect automatically.
f15-gnome seems to be autoconnecting the wifi after reboot as of last few days.
not sure what triggered it but currently running:
(f15-kde wifi still wont connect)
Auto-connection feature to hidden SSIDs is added to 0.8.9997-4.git20110620.fc15in bug 707406.
There is an issue with NetworkManager-1:0.8.9997-4.git20110620.fc15 and KDE though, that's handled in bug 716591 and bug 716527.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 707406 ***