Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 830558
Hotspot does not use managed mode
Last modified: 2013-01-16 10:29:00 EST
Description of problem:
The network settings for a wireless hotspot state that a "managed" hotspot is created, but in reallity it is an "ad-hoc" hotspot (according to wifi analyser on my android phone).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Right click on the NetworkManager icon in the right top of gnome 3.
2. Select "Network Settings"
3. Select "Wireless"
4. Click "Use as hotspot"
5. Click "Configure"
6. Choose "Infrastructure" for Mode
7. Click "Save..."
My phone reports still that the network is "ad-hoc"
There should be a "managed" wireless network
Also /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-Hotspot-6 states:
I think Infrastructure mode only works for certain wireless drivers; until very very recently there was no standard kernel interface for it. But this is changing, so things should get better eventually.
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F19 will support infrastructure-mode hotspots