Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 79869
neat doesn't allow configuration of Transmit Rate and Channel for cisco aironet 350
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:04 EDT
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Description of problem:
When using neat or redhat-config-network to install and configure a Cisco
Aironet 350, the gui does not allow the Transmit Rate or the Channel variables
to be set. The default seems to CHANNEL=1 and RATE=11Mb/s, which will not work
on our specific wireless network. (Maybe it works for some people, just nowhere
I have tried the card.) After editing /etc/sysconfig/network/ifcfg-eth1 and
changing the CHANNEL setting to 6 and the RATE setting to Auto....everything
works fine. Although you can actually get by with leaving the channel set to 1,
the rate absolutely has to be set for Auto.
I resolved this issue after after installing the Cisco provided driver for the
card and taking note of the defaults they use for the Rate setting. I don't
know why the neat GUI will not allow you to change the Channel and Rate, but if
the default Rate was set to auto this would at the very least allow the card to
work "out of the box."
I hope this is clear enough, if you need further information please let me know.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Cisco Aironet 350 PCMCIA adapter into laptop
2. Start up redhat-config-network.
3. Add a wirekess adapter.
4. Look at the crazy default rate setting for the card.
5. Agonize over not being able to change it in the GUI :)
Actual Results: The card didn't work.
Expected Results: The card should work.
correct defaults for /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth#:
ESSID=(kind of private)
KEY=(kind of private)
huh? Channel and Rate are configureable in the GUI!
I can change the channel and rate on all of the other cards at the office, but
not on this particular Cisco Aironet card. I can send you screenshots of the
greyed out channel and rate fields in the gui if that will help?
is it only greyed out in the channel or in the normal "Edit"-dialog, too?
It is greyed out when I run neat, highlight the wireless card, click on edit,
and go to the Wireless Settings tab. Is there somewhere else in neat that I can
view the channel and rate setting? I've always looked at it here...
*** Bug 73417 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***