Bug 736877 - [network] Cannot edit username nor fix bad wifi configuration in GUI
Summary: [network] Cannot edit username nor fix bad wifi configuration in GUI
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: control-center
Version: 15
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Control Center Maintainer
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2011-09-08 23:03 UTC by Christopher Beland
Modified: 2012-08-07 15:48 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2012-08-07 15:48:23 UTC

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Description Christopher Beland 2011-09-08 23:03:53 UTC
1. Try to connect to a wireless network that requires authentication.
2. Specify the wrong username in the dialog box that sets up authentication protocol, etc.
3. Dialog box with title "Authentication required by wireless network" appears.

4. I am unable to edit the username in this box.
5. If I click on the desktop icon to get a list of wifi networks, I expect to be able to right-click on the network in question to change its settings, but I just get the same unhelpful dialog box.
6. Clicking on Network Settings -> Wireless and choosing the Network Name, the "Options..." button is dimmed out.  There is no way to fix the username from this program.
7. As far as I can tell, there is no way to "forget" any or all wireless networks so I can reset settings.

As a result, I cannot use wifi at work.  8(

Comment 1 Christopher Beland 2011-09-08 23:10:17 UTC
This is with NetworkManager-0.8.9997-6.git20110721.fc15.x86_64.

Bug 697884 is problem #7.  It recommends running nm-connection-editor as a workaround.  This allowed me to fix my configuration.  (I found out that in addition to the wrong username, I was using the wrong authentication protocol.) If this GUI were accessible from the menu system, this would at least prevent people in my situation from being stranded until they Google a solution.

Comment 2 Jirka Klimes 2011-09-12 08:59:53 UTC
nm-connection-editor is accessible in GnomeShell via Applications->Other->Network Connections

See also bug 704119
and description on

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